Ignition vs. DotClear vs. b2evolution vs. Textpattern vs. Wordpress vs. Serendipity

General Features Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Version
1.0
2.1.3
2.4
4.0.7
2.0.7
1.1
Release Date
2013-09-16 (6 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
Author
Jacob Roeland
Olivier Meunier
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Team Textpattern
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GNU GPL v3
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0 - Free
0
0
0
Development status
Beta
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
System Requirements Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Programming Language
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
PHP 4.3+
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Tested in Windows and Linux
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows or other
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL 3.23+
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Akismet Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
several specialized antispam plugins
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
OpenID plugin
None
Support Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://textpattern.com/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
1
1
5+
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Categorization
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Blog API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, metaWeblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comment Features Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Comment Layout
None
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
None
Extended Features Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Unlimited, template-based
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Ignition DotClear b2evolution Textpattern Wordpress Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
YouTube Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
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