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

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