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

General Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Version
2.1.3
2.0.7
1.1
2.4
1.0
4.21
Release Date
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 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
Olivier Meunier
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Jacob Roeland
Six Apart
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
GPL
GNU GPL v3
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0 - Free
Free
$0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
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
No
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Programming Language
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
Operating System
Unix/Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Tested in Windows and Linux
Platform Independant
Webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, IIS or other
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
(must overload DB abstraction class)
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
several specialized antispam plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
None
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
Support DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
Issue Tracker
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
Books
1
5+
None
None
2-5
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Blog API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Undo
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
None
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
Client + Server
Extended Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Workflow DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Yes
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 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Syndication DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting DotClear Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution Ignition Movable Type
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
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