Feature Comparison

General FeaturesDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Version 2.1.3 4.21 2.0.7 1.1
Release Date 2008-11-20 2008-08-21 2007-01-15 2006-12-28
Author Olivier Meunier Six Apart WordPress Development Team Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL dotclear.org www.movabletype.org wordpress.org www.s9y.org
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes Yes
License GPL v2 GPL GPL BSD
License Cost/ Fee 0 $0 0 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature Mature
Interface Languages 6 English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch 46 English, German, Danish, French and many more
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes No Yes
System RequirementsDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Programming Language PHP 5 Perl 5 PHP PHP
Operating System Unix/Linux, Windows Platform Independant Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver Apache, Lighthttpd Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver Anything with PHP Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access No No No No
Other Requirements       Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
DatastorageDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Text Files No Yes No No
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes No Yes
Oracle No Yes No No
SQLite Yes Yes No Yes
BerkeleyDB No Yes No No
MS SQL Server No Yes No No
Other   LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license None New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-SpamDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Akismet Support Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Word Blacklist Yes Yes Plugin Yes
IP Ban List Yes Yes Plugin Yes
CAPTCHA   Yes Plugin Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Trackback validation Numerous plugins provide complete solution various other plugins URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access FeaturesDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
ACL Yes No Yes Yes
Audit Log No Yes No No
LDAP Authentication Optional Optional No Plugin
Other Authentication Extendable authentication API Pluggable None  
SupportDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Commercial Support No Yes Yes Yes
Online Help dotclear.org www.sixapart.com codex.wordpress.org www.s9y.org
Issue Tracker dev.dotclear.org bugs.movabletype.org trac.wordpress.org sourceforge.net
Books 1 2-5 5+ None
Support Forum dotclear.net forums.movabletype.org wordpress.org board.s9y.org
Mailing List   mtos-dev@sixapart.com codex.wordpress.org lists.sourceforge.net
IRC-Channel #dotclear on freenode #movabletype @ freenode.net codex.wordpress.org www.s9y.org
Blogging FeaturesDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Categorization Single Multiple Multiple Multiple
Tags Yes Yes Plugin Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive
Pingback No Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link- / Blogroll Yes Plugin Yes Plugin
Protected Posts Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Blog by Email Plugin Plugin Yes Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS Plugin No   No
Blog API WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger XML-RPC and Atom metaWeblog, MovableType MovableType, Blogger
Post EditingDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Multi-paged posts No No Yes Yes
Spell Checker No No Yes Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Yes Optional Optional
Undo No No No Optional
Syntax Highlighting No Yes Plugin Plugin
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes Plugin Yes
Emoticon Images Optional Plugin Yes Yes
Comment FeaturesDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Comment Layout Flat Threaded Flat Threaded
Feeds for Comments Yes Optional Yes Yes
E-Mail on Followup Plugin Plugin Plugin Yes
Gravatars Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin
Open-ID Support   Client + Server   None
Extended FeaturesDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Plugin Plugin Plugin Yes
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Pages Yes Yes Yes Plugin
Google Sitemap Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin
WorkflowDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Content Approval Yes Yes No Optional
Versioning No Yes No Yes
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled simple scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Content Import   Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR from 22 other blog systems WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export   Yes Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No No   No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No Yes No No
Web Statistics Plugin Plugin Plugin Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
RSS 0.9x No Yes Yes Yes
RSS 1.0 No Yes Yes Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 No Yes No Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingDotClear DetailsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsSerendipity Details
Podcast Feeds Yes Plugin Yes Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor No Yes No Yes
YouTube Support Yes Plugin No Plugin
Media Converter No No No No
Phone2Podcast Support No No No Plugin
Last updated2008-12-012008-10-112007-03-012007-01-18

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