Pebble vs. ExpressionEngine vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. blogSpirit vs. Movable Type

General Features Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Version
2.5.1
1.6
2.0.7
2.4
5.0
4.21
Release Date
29/11/2010
2004-04-22 (16 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2007
2008-08-20 (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
Simon Brown
EllisLab, Inc.
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
blogSpirit
Six Apart
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
License
BSD
Proprietary
GPL
GPL
From $0 to Enterprise
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
From 0$ - 249.95$
0
0 - Free
From $0 to Enterprise
$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
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hosting Features Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
N/A
System Requirements Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Programming Language
Java
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Linux
Platform Independant
Webserver
Any Java Application Server
IIS, Apache
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
PHP must have XML support
None
Datastorage Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
No
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Antispam spirit
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Other Authentication
No
None
OpenID plugin
DNA SSO
Pluggable
Support Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
http://expressionengine.com/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
Issue Tracker
http://open.jira.com/browse/PEBBLE
http://expressionengine.com/bug_tracker/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
DNA/ys
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
Books
None
None
5+
1
2-5
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Blog by Email
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Blog API
Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Undo
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Comment Features Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Workflow Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Content Approval
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Content Import
atom/rss
MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Movable Type, blogSpirit
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
atom/rss
MySQL
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
blogSpirit
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Pebble ExpressionEngine Wordpress b2evolution blogSpirit Movable Type
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
YouTube Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
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