Feature Comparison

General FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Version 4.21 2.0.7
Release Date 2008-08-21 2007-01-15
Author Six Apart WordPress Development Team
URL www.movabletype.org wordpress.org
Free and Open Source Yes Yes
License GPL GPL
License Cost/ Fee $0 0
Development status Mature Mature
Interface Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch 46
Multi-User Support Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes No
System RequirementsMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Programming Language Perl 5 PHP
Operating System Platform Independant Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver Anything with PHP
Root Access No No
Other Requirements    
DatastorageMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Text Files Yes No
MySQL Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No
Oracle Yes No
SQLite Yes No
BerkeleyDB Yes No
MS SQL Server Yes No
Other LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license None
Anti-SpamMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Akismet Support Plugin Yes
Word Blacklist Yes Plugin
IP Ban List Yes Plugin
CAPTCHA Yes Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Numerous plugins provide complete solution various other plugins
User Access FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
ACL No Yes
Audit Log Yes No
LDAP Authentication Optional No
Other Authentication Pluggable None
SupportMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Commercial Support Yes Yes
Online Help www.sixapart.com codex.wordpress.org
Issue Tracker bugs.movabletype.org trac.wordpress.org
Books 2-5 5+
Support Forum forums.movabletype.org wordpress.org
Mailing List mtos-dev@sixapart.com codex.wordpress.org
IRC-Channel #movabletype @ freenode.net codex.wordpress.org
Blogging FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple
Tags Yes Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive
Pingback Receive Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Yes Yes
Link- / Blogroll Plugin Yes
Protected Posts Plugin Yes
Blog by Email Plugin Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS No  
Blog API XML-RPC and Atom metaWeblog, MovableType
Post EditingMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes
Spell Checker No Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Optional
Undo No No
Syntax Highlighting Yes Plugin
File Upload Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Plugin
Emoticon Images Plugin Yes
Comment FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Comment Layout Threaded Flat
Feeds for Comments Optional Yes
E-Mail on Followup Plugin Plugin
Gravatars Plugin Plugin
Open-ID Support Client + Server  
Extended FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Plugin System Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Plugin Plugin
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin
Search Engine Yes Yes
Custom Pages Yes Yes
Google Sitemap Plugin Plugin
WorkflowMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Content Approval Yes No
Versioning Yes No
Article Publishing scheduled simple
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes
InteroperabilityMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Content Import Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR from 22 other blog systems
Content Export Yes Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No  
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs Yes Yes
AdministrationMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes
Trash Yes No
Web Statistics Plugin Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes
SyndicationMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
RSS 0.9x Yes Yes
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes No
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingMovable Type DetailsWordpress Details
Podcast Feeds Plugin Yes
ID3-Tag Editor Yes No
YouTube Support Plugin No
Media Converter No No
Phone2Podcast Support No No
Last updated2008-10-112007-03-01

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