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

General Features NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Version
3.24
2.4
2.0.7
4.21
1.1
4.0.7
Release Date
2006-11-10 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 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
Wouter Demuynck and others
Francois Planque / evoTeam
WordPress Development Team
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Team Textpattern
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
free
0 - Free
0
$0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.3+
Operating System
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Webserver
Apache with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Akismet Support
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
SpamBayes, MBL
several specialized antispam plugins
various other plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
User Access Features NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
None
Pluggable
Support NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://textpattern.com/
Issue Tracker
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
Books
1
5+
2-5
None
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Blog API
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
metaWeblog, MovableType
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
MovableType, metaWeblog
Post Editing NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Undo
No
No
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Content Approval
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Content Import
yes
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
from 22 other blog systems
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Content Export
backup to SQL
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unlimited, template-based
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Trash
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
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
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting NucleusCMS b2evolution Wordpress Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
No
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