Movable Type vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. NucleusCMS vs. Serendipity vs. Blogger

General Features Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Version
4.21
2.0.7
2.4
3.24
1.1
N/A
Release Date
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2006-11-10 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
N/A
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
Six Apart
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Wouter Demuynck and others
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Google Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
N/A
License Cost/ Fee
$0
0
0 - Free
free
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Interface Languages
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Hosting Features Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity 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 Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Programming Language
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
N/A
Operating System
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
N/A
Webserver
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
N/A
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
N/A
Datastorage Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
N/A
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
N/A
Oracle
Yes
No
No
No
No
N/A
SQLite
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
N/A
BerkeleyDB
Yes
No
No
No
No
N/A
MS SQL Server
Yes
No
No
No
No
N/A
Other
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
N/A
Anti-Spam Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
N/A
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
SpamBayes, MBL
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
User Access Features Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
N/A
Other Authentication
Pluggable
None
OpenID plugin
N/A
Support Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://help.blogger.com/
Issue Tracker
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
Books
2-5
5+
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger data API
Post Editing Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Undo
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Comment Features Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
Client
None
None
None
Extended Features Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Workflow Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Versioning
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Content Import
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
yes
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
none
Content Export
Yes
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution NucleusCMS Serendipity Blogger
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
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