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

General Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Version
2.1.3
2.0.7
1.1
1.2.6
4.21
2.4
Release Date
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-01-31 (12 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (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
Olivier Meunier
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
The LifeType Project
Six Apart
Francois Planque / evoTeam
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0
$0
0 - Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Programming Language
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Operating System
Unix/Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows or other
Webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, IIS or other
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Anti-Spam DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
several specialized antispam plugins
User Access Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
None
The so-called "user data providers" allow LifeType to access user data from other sources transparently, be it an external application or an LDAP or ActiveDirectory directory
Pluggable
OpenID plugin
Support DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
Issue Tracker
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
Books
1
5+
None
None
2-5
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Blog API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
XML-RPC and Atom
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Post Editing DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Undo
No
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
Client
Extended Features DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
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
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Workflow DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
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
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting DotClear Wordpress Serendipity LifeType Movable Type b2evolution
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
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