Blogger vs. Wordpress vs. Movable Type vs. b2evolution vs. ExpressionEngine vs. Serendipity

General Features Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Version
N/A
2.0.7
4.21
2.4
1.6
1.1
Release Date
N/A
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2004-04-22 (16 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
Author
Google Inc.
WordPress Development Team
Six Apart
Francois Planque / evoTeam
EllisLab, Inc.
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
License
N/A
GPL
GPL
GPL
Proprietary
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
$0
0 - Free
From 0$ - 249.95$
0
Development status
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hosting Features Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Storage Quota
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Programming Language
N/A
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
Operating System
N/A
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows or other
Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
N/A
Anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS, Apache
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
N/A
PHP must have XML support
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Text Files
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
Other
N/A
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
(must overload DB abstraction class)
No
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Akismet Support
N/A
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
various other plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
several specialized antispam plugins
Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
ACL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
N/A
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
N/A
None
Pluggable
OpenID plugin
No
Support Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://help.blogger.com/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://expressionengine.com/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://expressionengine.com/bug_tracker/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
5+
2-5
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Categorization
None
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Receive
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
Unknown
No
Unknown
Yes
No
Blog API
Blogger data API
metaWeblog, MovableType
XML-RPC and Atom
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comment Features Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
Client
None
None
Extended Features Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Workflow Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Content Approval
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Content Import
none
from 22 other blog systems
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
MySQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Blogger Wordpress Movable Type b2evolution ExpressionEngine Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
YouTube Support
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
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