More TypePad updates NOTHING for MovableType!



I am about done with SixApart, I see more product enhancement announcements for TypePad, and yet nothing not a thing for MovableType, it is very obvious that MovableType has become abandonware

Personally I’m sick of waiting all the while the WordPress folks are out innovating them hands down.. Every major tool that has been released recently for bloggers is on WordPress. Effective immediately I will not recommend nor will I run any of our new sites coming online with MovableType period. This company has lost there way and is loosing there base.

I have raised the question in here several time in the past few months on what is going on yet they do nothing. It makes me mad it really does, I have advocated for this product for a long time. I think it’s high time their investors understand that they have very effectively destroyed the base of support for the product!

I go on the hunt now for a developer that can convert this site into a WordPress site.

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Todd Cochrane is the Founder of Geek News Central and host of the Geek News Central Podcast. He is a Podcast Hall of Fame Inductee and was one of the very first podcasters in 2004. He wrote the first book on podcasting, and did many of the early Podcast Advertising deals in the podcasting space. He does two other podcasts in addition to Geek News Central. The New Media Show and Podcast Legends.


5 thoughts on “More TypePad updates NOTHING for MovableType!

  1. I can understand the desire to update and upgrade something like Movable Type. As tech users, we are used to the fresh and new, and it feels unnatural to be using the same version number now that we used a year ago. However, there’s something to be said about having a stable platform.

    I have to ask, what sort of innovations are you looking for to be included in version 3.3 of the base program? What do we need that hasn’t already been supplied as a plugin? The fact that a number of programs are updated frequently is a sign that the programs are flawed, and need patches to get them to work the way they should have worked from the very beginning. Movable Type 3.2 is a very stable program, in my opinion, robust with features, and solid in stopping spam (at least, in my experience). Some could argue: how do you improve on (near) perfection?

    On the other hand, I am impressed with WordPress, the passion of its members, and the fact that it’s open source is a definite advantage. I won’t be switching, however, because changing over will mean the fourth time I’ve had to rebuild my internal links, and I am leery of the prospect of re-learning the template structure.

  2. For one, check out PodPress. This awesome plugin is your one-stop-shop for podcasters (or at least getting there).

    I loved MovableType because of how easy it is for me to modify the templates, but WordPress releases faster and is jumping ahead of the rest in the user knowledge base.

    Just my opinions.

  3. WordPress has been my favorite for along time, and with version 2, it blew me away. I think you’ll find it easy to migrate over to WordPress in version 2 since they’ve actually made the import option more user friendly. Now that WordPress has free blog hosting, Six Apart has to be scared of what this open source project has become. The guys behind launched Automattic, and created the wonderful Akismet anti-spam plugin, and continue to provide an awesome service to bloggers everywhere.
    Honestly Todd, I’m glad your making the switch. I’ve used WordPress for years and it’s done everything I’ve wanted it to do, plus a bit more.

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