Feature Comparison

General FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Version 4.21 2.0.7 2.1.3 1.12.0
Release Date 2008-08-21 2007-01-15 2008-11-20 August 23rd, 2006
Author Six Apart WordPress Development Team Olivier Meunier The PSG Team
URL www.movabletype.org wordpress.org dotclear.org savannah.nongnu.org
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes Yes
License GPL GPL GPL v2 GPL
License Cost/ Fee $0 0 0 Free
Development status Mature Mature Mature Mature
Interface Languages English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch 46 6 English, German, Danish, Spanish, French, Norwegian
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes No Yes Yes
System RequirementsMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Programming Language Perl 5 PHP PHP 5 PHP
Operating System Platform Independant Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Unix/Linux, Windows Any
Webserver Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver Anything with PHP Apache, Lighthttpd Any
Root Access No No No No
Other Requirements       None
DatastorageMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Text Files Yes No No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes Yes No
PostgreSQL Yes No Yes No
Oracle Yes No No No
SQLite Yes No Yes No
BerkeleyDB Yes No No No
MS SQL Server Yes No No No
Other LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license None    
Anti-SpamMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Akismet Support Plugin Yes Yes Plugin
Word Blacklist Yes Plugin Yes No
IP Ban List Yes Plugin Yes Yes
CAPTCHA Yes Plugin   Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Numerous plugins provide complete solution various other plugins Trackback validation Moderation, link condom
User Access FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
ACL No Yes Yes No
Audit Log Yes No No No
LDAP Authentication Optional No Optional Plugin
Other Authentication Pluggable None Extendable authentication API You can write your own auth plugin
SupportMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Commercial Support Yes Yes No No
Online Help www.sixapart.com codex.wordpress.org dotclear.org  
Issue Tracker bugs.movabletype.org trac.wordpress.org dev.dotclear.org savannah.nongnu.org
Books 2-5 5+ 1 None
Support Forum forums.movabletype.org wordpress.org dotclear.net  
Mailing List mtos-dev@sixapart.com codex.wordpress.org   lists.projectsteveguttenberg.org
IRC-Channel #movabletype @ freenode.net codex.wordpress.org #dotclear on freenode  
Blogging FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple Single None
Tags Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive
Pingback Receive Send+Receive No No
Ping Service Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link- / Blogroll Plugin Yes Yes No
Protected Posts Plugin Yes Yes No
Blog by Email Plugin Yes Plugin No
Blog by SMS/MMS No   Plugin No
Blog API XML-RPC and Atom metaWeblog, MovableType WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger  
Post EditingMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes No No
Spell Checker No Yes No Optional
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Optional Yes Optional
Undo No No No No
Syntax Highlighting Yes Plugin No No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Emoticon Images Plugin Yes Optional Plugin
Comment FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Comment Layout Threaded Flat Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments Optional Yes Yes Yes
E-Mail on Followup Plugin Plugin Plugin Yes
Gravatars Plugin Plugin Plugin Yes
Open-ID Support Client + Server     None
Extended FeaturesMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes No
Custom Pages Yes Yes Yes No
Google Sitemap Plugin Plugin Plugin No
WorkflowMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Content Approval Yes No Yes No
Versioning Yes No No No
Article Publishing scheduled simple scheduled simple
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG 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 Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No   No No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash Yes No No No
Web Statistics Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes No
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
RSS 0.9x Yes Yes No  
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes No  
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes No No  
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes Yes  
Podcasting/VideocastingMovable Type DetailsWordpress DetailsDotClear DetailsPSG Details
Podcast Feeds Plugin Yes Yes Yes
ID3-Tag Editor Yes No No No
YouTube Support Plugin No Yes No
Media Converter No No No No
Phone2Podcast Support No No No No
Last updated2008-10-112007-03-012008-12-012010-05-21

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