Ignition vs. b2evolution vs. Movable Type vs. ExpressionEngine vs. Wordpress vs. Blogger

General Features Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Version
1.0
2.4
4.21
1.6
2.0.7
N/A
Release Date
2013-09-16 (7 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (12 years ago)
2004-04-22 (16 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
N/A
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (8 months ago)
2020-02-05 (8 months ago)
2020-02-05 (8 months ago)
2020-02-05 (8 months ago)
2020-02-05 (8 months ago)
2020-02-05 (8 months ago)
Author
Jacob Roeland
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Six Apart
EllisLab, Inc.
WordPress Development Team
Google Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
N/A
License
GNU GPL v3
GPL
GPL
Proprietary
GPL
N/A
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0 - Free
$0
From 0$ - 249.95$
0
0
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Interface Languages
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Hosting Features Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
System Requirements Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
N/A
Operating System
Tested in Windows and Linux
Linux, Windows or other
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
N/A
Webserver
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
IIS, Apache
Anything with PHP
N/A
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
Other Requirements
PHP must have XML support
N/A
Datastorage Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
MS SQL Server
No
No
Yes
No
No
N/A
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
No
None
N/A
Anti-Spam Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
N/A
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
IP Ban List
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension
various other plugins
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
User Access Features Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
ACL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
N/A
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
No
None
N/A
Support Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://expressionengine.com/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://help.blogger.com/
Issue Tracker
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://expressionengine.com/bug_tracker/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
Books
None
2-5
None
5+
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
None
Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Blog by Email
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
Blogger data API
Post Editing Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Undo
No
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Features Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Comment Layout
None
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Google Sitemap
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Workflow Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Versioning
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV
from 22 other blog systems
none
Content Export
Yes
MySQL
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
HTML via FTP/SFTP
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
E-Mail Notifications
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Ignition b2evolution Movable Type ExpressionEngine Wordpress Blogger
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Unknown
Yes
No
No
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
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