FlatPress vs. Ignition vs. Textpattern vs. Wheatblog vs. Wordpress vs. ExpressionEngine

General Features FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Version
0.1010
1.0
4.0.7
1.1
2.0.7
1.6
Release Date
2009-01-23 (11 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2006-06-29 (14 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2004-04-22 (16 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
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Jacob Roeland
Team Textpattern
Wheat, Josh, Pete
WordPress Development Team
EllisLab, Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
License
GPLv2
GNU GPL v3
GPL
GPL
GPL
Proprietary
License Cost/ Fee
Free
Free
0
$0.00
0
From 0$ - 249.95$
Development status
Beta
Beta
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
System Requirements FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Programming Language
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
PHP 4.3+
PHP, SQL
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Platform Independent
Tested in Windows and Linux
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris
Webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Apache
Anything with PHP
IIS, Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL 3.23+
MySQL or SQLite
PHP must have XML support
Datastorage FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
None
No
Anti-Spam FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Akismet Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
various other plugins
Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension
User Access Features FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
ACL
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Other Authentication
None
No
Support FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://textpattern.com/
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://expressionengine.com/support/
Issue Tracker
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://expressionengine.com/bug_tracker/
Books
None
None
1
None
5+
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
MovableType, metaWeblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog
Post Editing FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Features FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Comment Layout
Flat
None
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Patch
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
None
Extended Features FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Patch
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Workflow FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interoperability FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
from 22 other blog systems
MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Unlimited, template-based
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
MySQL
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Administration FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting FlatPress Ignition Textpattern Wheatblog Wordpress ExpressionEngine
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Yes
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