ExpressionEngine vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. NucleusCMS vs. Geeklog vs. DotClear

General Features ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Version
1.6
2.0.7
2.4
3.24
1.8.2
2.1.3
Release Date
2004-04-22 (18 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2006-11-10 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
EllisLab, Inc.
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Wouter Demuynck and others
Geeklog Team
Olivier Meunier
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
Proprietary
GPL
GPL
GPL
GNU version 2
GPL v2
License Cost/ Fee
From 0$ - 249.95$
0
0 - Free
free
none
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
System Requirements ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
php
PHP 5
Operating System
Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Linux, Windows, UNIX
any
Unix/Linux, Windows
Webserver
IIS, Apache
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache with PHP
any
Apache, Lighthttpd
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
PHP must have XML support
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorage ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
No
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
no
Anti-Spam ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
SpamBayes, MBL
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
Trackback validation
User Access Features ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Other Authentication
No
None
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
Support ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://expressionengine.com/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
Issue Tracker
http://expressionengine.com/bug_tracker/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
Books
None
5+
1
1
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Single
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
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
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Blog API
Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Undo
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Optional
Comment Features ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
Client + Server
Extended Features ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
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
Optional
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Workflow ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Content Import
MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
yes
Content Export
MySQL
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
backup to SQL
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Geeklog DotClear
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
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