From SixApart official site, or, there has no link for personal license, which is free for blogger. Now It is time say Goodbye MovableType as a personal blogger. As a senior user of MovableType, I am very sad about the decision 6A made. They do not support free version any more. No OpenSource version either.

I am thinking about other blog platform, or blogging software.

There are certain features I am looking for.

  • Import posts from MovableType
  • Keep same URL structure
  • HTML 5 compatiable
  • Mobile responsive design
  • Support social media plugins
  • Support comments system

I have a list of the candidates.

  • Octopress
  • LifeType
  • b2evolution
  • WordPress

I will try and see which one is the best and transfer this blog and all my other MT blogs to new blog system.


If you want to download the latest MovableType Personal 5.2.7, it can be found on jp site.

David Yin

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