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

General Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Version
4.21
2.0.7
1.1
2.4
2.1.3
1.0
Release Date
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 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
Six Apart
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Olivier Meunier
Jacob Roeland
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL v2
GNU GPL v3
License Cost/ Fee
$0
0
0
0 - Free
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Programming Language
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
Operating System
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Unix/Linux, Windows
Tested in Windows and Linux
Webserver
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Lighthttpd
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Other
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Anti-Spam Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
User Access Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
None
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
Support Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Online Help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Issue Tracker
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Books
2-5
5+
None
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Protected Posts
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Undo
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Comment Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
None
Feeds for Comments
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
None
Client
None
Extended Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Workflow Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Versioning
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Content Import
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
Yes
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Syndication Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Ignition
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
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