I’ve been working on a large project for a client and we’re implementing the latest version of MovableType. When I first got into MT there was a thriving community around the software and it was a lot of fun, but all of that seems to have changed. MT4 was just released, so you’d think there would be a lot of activity around it, but it just seems, I don’t know — d e a d.
Many of my friends have switched their blogs to WordPress, including my good friend Rachel over at Fiat Lux and for larger installs, it would appear that Drupal is the current flavor of the month. Yet it seemed that MT still had a strong presence and large community around it.
Yet, as I drill down bugs, glitches and fixes for MT4, I have to say that things seem awfully quiet. Maybe I’m too close to it right now, but the forums seem awfully quiet to me. Anyone else find this to be true, or is it just me?
I have noticed the same thing and found this post because I typed Movable Type community dead into Google. I thought with the release of MT 4.1 there would be all kinds of activity, but there is very little help being offered on the community support site. Even the Learning Movable Type which was such a big help in solving problems has had very little useful info lately. If this keeps I may have to switch to WordPress, too.
I know this is an older posting but I can easily say that when I was contemplating designing high quality themes for MT, I noticed that Movable Type (sixapart) seems to have just let it sit and there has been no marketing effort. I looked at compete.com comparing their stats to wordpress.org and MT seems to be flatlining along the bottom. It’s sad really because MT is in my opinion a lot better blog cms than WordPress. I do not know what they are doing over at Sixapart. I think they need to replace their complete marketing team.