b2evolution vs. Wordpress vs. Serendipity vs. DotClear vs. Textpattern vs. Movable Type

General Features b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Version
2.4
2.0.7
1.1
2.1.3
4.0.7
4.21
Release Date
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
Author
Francois Planque / evoTeam
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Olivier Meunier
Team Textpattern
Six Apart
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
0
0
0
0
$0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP 4.3+
Perl 5
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Platform Independant
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Trackback validation
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Optional
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
None
Extendable authentication API
Pluggable
Support b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://textpattern.com/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
Issue Tracker
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
Books
5+
None
1
1
2-5
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#textpattern on freenode
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, metaWeblog
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Undo
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unlimited, template-based
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Textpattern Movable Type
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
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