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

General Features NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Version
3.24
2.0.7
2.4
1.1
4.21
2.1.3
Release Date
2006-11-10 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 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
Wouter Demuynck and others
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Six Apart
Olivier Meunier
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL v2
License Cost/ Fee
free
0
0 - Free
0
$0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
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
Yes
System Requirements NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP 5
Operating System
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Unix/Linux, Windows
Webserver
Apache with PHP
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
SpamBayes, MBL
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Trackback validation
User Access Features NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
Extendable authentication API
Support NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
Issue Tracker
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
Books
1
5+
None
2-5
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Blog API
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, Blogger
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Undo
No
No
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Comment Features NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
Client + Server
Extended Features NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
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
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Content Approval
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Content Import
yes
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
backup to SQL
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Yes
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 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication NucleusCMS Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
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 Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Movable Type DotClear
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
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