SOURCE: Six Apart

November 14, 2007 10:15 ET

Six Apart Announces Availability of Movable Type Community Solution

Extends Blogging and Social Media Platform to User-Generated Content in Internal and External Communities

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2007) - Six Apart, the world's leading independent blogging software and services company, today announced the commercial release of the Movable Type Community Solution (MTCS), a package of social media features built on top of the popular Movable Type 4 platform. The Movable Type platform powers many signature websites and blogs around the world, from the Washington Post to the Huffington Post, from General Motors to Nissan Motors, and from Boeing to BoingBoing.

The Movable Type Community Solution is a complete, out-of-the-box social media solution that enables the quick and easy deployment of online communities. Site owners can now use Movable Type to power entire websites -- including blogs, social communities, member profiles, forums, recommendations and ratings, content management, podcasts and rich media -- under a unified management system. MTCS is an ideal solution for media companies that want to power communities, encourage user-generated content, and manage web publishing from a single, scalable application.

"The Movable Type Community Solution makes it easy for companies to engage with their audiences in a powerful new way," said Michael Sippey, VP of Product at Six Apart. "MTCS helps publishers and businesses go beyond simple blogging, and turn traditional sites into active communities. All social media features can be used in your environment where you can control and measure your success."

The Movable Type Community Solution allows rich community blogging and discussion features that can be launched with just a few clicks. Advanced reporting and management tools specifically designed for site administrators provide complete management of content and assets, powerful permissions and user management, and fine-grained controls that allow site managers to develop and maintain a thriving community. To provide a consistent user experience, designers can customize every part of the site's experience: templates and design, login and registration forms, email notifications, and user profiles.

The Movable Type Community Solution extends the Movable Type platform with some unique new features for site members:

--  Advanced user registration with industry-leading support for the
    OpenID authentication standard
--  Member profiles for registered members which list all of a user's
    contributions to a site as well as customizable fields including user
    profile pictures
--  Ratings and recommendations to let your users promote their favorite
    content
--  Member blogging, allowing any registered user to submit site content
--  Integrated commenting and profiles between forums, communities, and
    blogs
    

Movable Type has pioneered social media platforms for over five years, with a powerful site templating language, hundreds of plugins, and support for its posting interfaces by dozens of applications, including Microsoft Office. And MTCS is backed by the same world-class support from Six Apart that has made the Movable Type Enterprise Solution the leading enterprise blogging platform.

Availability and Pricing

The Movable Type Community Solution is available in English, Japanese, French, German, Dutch, and Spanish and may be purchased by contacting enterprisesales@sixapart.com. MTCS comes bundled with one year of priority support, which includes guaranteed response times, access to an account manager and support personnel, and all updates.

For more information about Movable Type 4, the Movable Type Enterprise Solution, or the Movable Type Community Solution, please visit http://www.movabletype.com/.

About Six Apart

Six Apart Ltd. provides award-winning blogging software and services that change the way millions of individuals, organizations, and corporations connect and communicate across the world every day. Founded in 2002 by husband and wife team Ben Trott and Mena G. Trott, Six Apart is a global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, CA, and offices in Europe and Japan. The company continues to lead in the blogging and social media industry with the Movable Type Publishing Platform, the TypePad hosted blogging service, LiveJournal, an online community organized around personal journals, and Vox, a free blogging service for friends and families. For more information visit the Six Apart corporate web site at http://www.sixapart.com/.

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