FlatPress vs. Pebble vs. Wordpress vs. Movable Type vs. Serendipity vs. DotClear

General Features FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Version
0.1010
2.5.1
2.0.7
4.21
1.1
2.1.3
Release Date
2009-01-23 (12 years ago)
29/11/2010
2007-01-14 (14 years ago)
2008-08-20 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (14 years ago)
2008-11-19 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (1 year ago)
2020-02-05 (1 year ago)
2020-02-05 (1 year ago)
2020-02-05 (1 year ago)
2020-02-05 (1 year ago)
2020-02-05 (1 year ago)
Author
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Simon Brown
WordPress Development Team
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Olivier Meunier
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
BSD
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL v2
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
$0
0
0
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Programming Language
PHP4, compatible with 5
Java
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 5
Operating System
Platform Independent
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
Webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Any Java Application Server
Anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighthttpd
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Akismet Support
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Trackback validation
User Access Features FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Other Authentication
None
Pluggable
Extendable authentication API
Support FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
Issue Tracker
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://open.jira.com/browse/PEBBLE
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
Books
None
None
5+
2-5
None
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
metaWeblog, MovableType
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Comment Features FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Gravatars
Patch
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
Client + Server
None
Extended Features FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Content Approval
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
atom/rss
from 22 other blog systems
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
atom/rss
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting FlatPress Pebble Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity DotClear
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Plugin
No
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