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

General Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Version
4.21
2.0.7
1.1
2.4
2.1.3
4.0.7
Release Date
2008-08-20 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
2008-11-28 (13 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
Six Apart
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Olivier Meunier
Team Textpattern
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL v2
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
$0
0
0
0 - Free
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
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
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Programming Language
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP 4.3+
Operating System
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Webserver
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 Textpattern
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
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
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
User Access Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 Textpattern
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/
http://textpattern.com/
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
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
Books
2-5
5+
None
1
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
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
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
MovableType, metaWeblog
Post Editing Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Undo
No
No
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Comment Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
None
Client
None
Extended Features Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
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
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Content Export
Yes
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unlimited, template-based
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
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Trash
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
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
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Movable Type Wordpress Serendipity b2evolution DotClear Textpattern
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
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