Feature Comparison

General FeaturesPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Version 1.40.6 2.4 2.0.7 4.0.7
Release Date July 14, 2008 02-dec-2006 2007-01-15 2008-11-29
Author Pivot Team Francois Planque / evoTeam WordPress Development Team Team Textpattern
URL www.pivotlog.net b2evolution.net wordpress.org textpattern.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes Yes
License GPL GPL GPL GPL
License Cost/ Fee Free 0 - Free 0 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature Mature
Interface Languages English, Dutch, 30+ others (downloadable) en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 46 40+
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes No No
System RequirementsPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Programming Language PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended PHP PHP PHP 4.3+
Operating System Any Linux, Windows or other Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Webserver Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended Apache, IIS or other Anything with PHP Apache, IIS, lighttp
Root Access No   No No
Other Requirements       MySQL 3.23+
DatastoragePivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Text Files Yes No No No
MySQL No Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No No No No
Oracle No No No No
SQLite No No No No
BerkeleyDB No No No No
MS SQL Server No No No No
Other XML-based flat file storage (must overload DB abstraction class) None  
Anti-SpamPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Akismet Support No Plugin Yes Plugin
Word Blacklist Yes Yes Plugin Plugin
IP Ban List Yes Plugin Plugin Yes
CAPTCHA No Plugin Plugin Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms   several specialized antispam plugins various other plugins Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
User Access FeaturesPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
ACL Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audit Log No Yes No No
LDAP Authentication No Plugin No No
Other Authentication   OpenID plugin None  
SupportPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Commercial Support No   Yes No
Online Help www.pivotlog.net manual.b2evolution.net codex.wordpress.org textpattern.com
Issue Tracker forum.pivotlog.net   trac.wordpress.org textpattern.googlecode.com
Books None   5+ 1
Support Forum forum.pivotlog.net forums.b2evolution.net wordpress.org forum.textpattern.com
Mailing List www.pivotlog.net   codex.wordpress.org lists.textpattern.com
IRC-Channel None #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net codex.wordpress.org #textpattern on freenode
Blogging FeaturesPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple Multiple Multiple
Tags Yes Yes Plugin Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive No
Pingback No   Send+Receive No
Ping Service Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Link- / Blogroll Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protected Posts No Yes Yes Yes
Blog by Email Yes Yes Yes No
Blog by SMS/MMS Yes     No
Blog API MetaWeblog, Moblog blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 metaWeblog, MovableType MovableType, metaWeblog
Post EditingPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes Yes No
Spell Checker Yes Plugin Yes Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Plugin Optional Plugin
Undo No No No No
Syntax Highlighting No Plugin Plugin Plugin
File Upload No Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes Plugin Yes
Emoticon Images   Plugin Yes Plugin
Comment FeaturesPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Comment Layout Flat Flat Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments   Yes Yes No
E-Mail on Followup   Yes Plugin Plugin
Gravatars   Plugin Plugin Plugin
Open-ID Support None Client   None
Extended FeaturesPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Yes Yes Plugin Plugin
Polls / Surveys   Plugin Plugin Plugin
Search Engine   Yes Yes Yes
Custom Pages   Yes Yes Yes
Google Sitemap   Yes Plugin Plugin
WorkflowPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Content Approval Yes Yes No Yes
Versioning No   No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled simple scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Content Import   WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog from 22 other blog systems WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Content Export     Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML Unlimited, template-based
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support       No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
E-Mail Notifications   Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins   Yes Yes Plugin
Trash   Yes No No
Web Statistics   Yes Plugin Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
RSS 0.9x Yes Yes Yes No
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes Yes No
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes   No No
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingPivot Detailsb2evolution DetailsWordpress DetailsTextpattern Details
Podcast Feeds   Yes Yes Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor     No No
YouTube Support   Yes No Yes
Media Converter     No No
Phone2Podcast Support     No No
Last updated2008-07-302008-01-282007-03-012008-11-24

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