May 31, 2004

MovableType Announces Revolutionary Pricing Scheme

Six Apart announces more changes to Movable Type license

With the release of Movable Type 3.0014d, users will pay as they blog on a per-word basis (billing will be handled through the increasingly versatile TypeKey service). As a result, the license no longer penalizes those users who choose to maintain multiple blogs or host blogs with multiple authors. Instead, all users pay equally based on how much they use Movable Type.

Of course, we recognize that not all words are created equally. Therefore, the new pricing structure breaks down as follows:


  • Prepositions, conjunctions, articles (definite and indefinite), interjections: 1 per word

  • Pronouns: 2 per word

  • Nouns (common): 4 per word

  • Nouns (proper): 6 per word

  • Verbs (passive): 5 per word

  • Verbs (action): 7 per word

  • Adjectives and adverbs: 8 per word

  • Proper nouns comprising names of other blogging software (i.e. "WordPress" or "Expression Engine"): 30 per word

  • Gerunds: TBA
  • Naturally, punctuation and HTML markup will remain absolutely free. Furthermore, hyphenated words will count as a single word for billing purposes (if the hyphenated form is the preferred usage according to the Oxford English Dictionary).

    First noted by: Apropos of Something

    Posted by Vanderleun at May 31, 2004 9:36 AM
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