SixApart (the company behind Movable Type) has announced a new product that extends MT4 called Movable Type Community Solution.
This new product looks like it takes MT into a social networking kind of direction and incorporates a long list of features including:
- Member Profiles: Registered members of your community can create and customize profiles
- Avatars or User Pictures: Members can upload an image of themselves to identify themselves on their comments, posts and profile
- Favoriting, Recommendations and User Voting: Your community can vote for its favorite content, making it easy for your readers and authors to see what’s most popular
- User-Contributed Content: Registered users can submit content to your site, and administrators have full control over what gets published
- Community Blogs: Exclusive new community blogs designed to allow any site visitor to become a contributor to your blog
- Forums: Powerful but simple full-featured forums completely integrated with your blogs, user profiles, and content management
- Comment Feeds: Automatic comments feeds for your site and for each topic, blog post and/or profile.
MT community solution is not a service that is readily available to everyone – in fact to find out the price of it you need to email them for a quote.
It’ll be interesting to see where this all goes and to see how and if the team at WordPress responds.