Ignition vs. Wordpress vs. Serendipity vs. Movable Type vs. FlatPress vs. b2evolution

General Features Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Version
1.0
2.0.7
1.1
4.21
0.1010
2.4
Release Date
2013-09-16 (8 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2008-08-20 (13 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
Jacob Roeland
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Six Apart
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GNU GPL v3
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPLv2
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
$0
Free
0 - Free
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
Multi-User Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
Operating System
Tested in Windows and Linux
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Platform Independent
Linux, Windows or other
Webserver
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, IIS or other
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Text Files
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Anti-Spam Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Akismet Support
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
several specialized antispam plugins
User Access Features Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
No
No
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Plugin
Other Authentication
None
Pluggable
OpenID plugin
Support Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
Issue Tracker
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Books
None
5+
None
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Blog by Email
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress (plugin)
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Post Editing Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Undo
No
No
Optional
No
Unknown
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Comment Layout
None
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Client
Extended Features Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Workflow Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Content Approval
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Yes
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
E-Mail Notifications
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Web Statistics
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Ignition Wordpress Serendipity Movable Type FlatPress b2evolution
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
YouTube Support
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
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