Feature Comparison

General FeaturesWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Version 2.0.7 4.21 2.1.3 does not apply
Release Date 2007-01-15 2008-08-21 2008-11-20 does not apply
Author WordPress Development Team Six Apart Olivier Meunier Google Inc.
URL wordpress.org www.movabletype.org dotclear.org www.blogger.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes does not apply
License GPL GPL GPL v2 does not apply
License Cost/ Fee 0 $0 0 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature does not apply
Interface Languages 46 English, German, French, Spanish, Dutch 6 9
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment No Yes Yes No
Hosting FeaturesWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Storage Quota does not applydoes not applydoes not apply None
Bandwidth Quota does not applydoes not applydoes not apply None
Other Limits does not applydoes not applydoes not apply None
Corporate Branding does not applydoes not applydoes not apply No
Own Domain does not applydoes not applydoes not apply No
Ads allowed does not applydoes not applydoes not apply Yes
Topic Restrictions does not applydoes not applydoes not applyNo Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
System RequirementsWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Programming Language PHP Perl 5 PHP 5 does not apply
Operating System Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Platform Independant Unix/Linux, Windows does not apply
Webserver Anything with PHP Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver Apache, Lighthttpd does not apply
Root Access No No No does not apply
Other Requirements       does not apply
DatastorageWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Text Files No Yes No does not apply
MySQL Yes Yes Yes does not apply
PostgreSQL No Yes Yes does not apply
Oracle No Yes No does not apply
SQLite No Yes Yes does not apply
BerkeleyDB No Yes No does not apply
MS SQL Server No Yes No does not apply
Other None LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license   does not apply
Anti-SpamWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Akismet Support Yes Plugin Yes does not apply
Word Blacklist Plugin Yes Yes No
IP Ban List Plugin Yes Yes No
CAPTCHA Plugin Yes   Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms various other plugins Numerous plugins provide complete solution Trackback validation Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
User Access FeaturesWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
ACL Yes No Yes No
Audit Log No Yes No No
LDAP Authentication No Optional Optional does not apply
Other Authentication None Pluggable Extendable authentication API does not apply
SupportWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Commercial Support Yes Yes No No
Online Help codex.wordpress.org www.sixapart.com dotclear.org help.blogger.com
Issue Tracker trac.wordpress.org bugs.movabletype.org dev.dotclear.org knownissues.blogspot.com
Books 5+ 2-5 1 None
Support Forum wordpress.org forums.movabletype.org dotclear.net groups.google.com
Mailing List codex.wordpress.org mtos-dev@sixapart.com   groups.google.com
IRC-Channel codex.wordpress.org #movabletype @ freenode.net #dotclear on freenode No
Blogging FeaturesWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple Single None
Tags Plugin Yes Yes No
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive No
Pingback Send+Receive Receive No No
Ping Service Support Yes Yes Yes No
Link- / Blogroll Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Protected Posts Yes Plugin Yes No
Blog by Email Yes Plugin Plugin Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS   No Plugin Yes
Blog API metaWeblog, MovableType XML-RPC and Atom WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger Blogger data API
Post EditingWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Multi-paged posts Yes No No No
Spell Checker Yes No No Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Optional Yes Yes Yes
Undo No No No  
Syntax Highlighting Plugin Yes No No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Plugin Yes Yes No
Emoticon Images Yes Plugin Optional No
Comment FeaturesWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Comment Layout Flat Threaded Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments Yes Optional Yes No
E-Mail on Followup Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Gravatars Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Open-ID Support   Client + Server   None
Extended FeaturesWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes No
Photo Gallery Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Pages Yes Yes Yes No
Google Sitemap Plugin Plugin Plugin No
WorkflowWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Content Approval No Yes Yes No
Versioning No Yes No No
Article Publishing simple scheduled scheduled simple
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Content Import from 22 other blog systems Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR   none
Content Export Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML Yes   HTML via FTP/SFTP
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 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Optional
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No Yes No No
Web Statistics Plugin Plugin Plugin No
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
RSS 0.9x Yes Yes No No
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes No No
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 No Yes No Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes Yes No
Podcasting/VideocastingWordpress DetailsMovable Type DetailsDotClear DetailsBlogger Details
Podcast Feeds Yes Plugin Yes No
ID3-Tag Editor No Yes No No
YouTube Support No Plugin Yes No
Media Converter No No No No
Phone2Podcast Support No No No No
Last updated2007-03-012008-10-112008-12-012006-12-07

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