Pivot vs. FlatPress vs. WikyBlog vs. Movable Type vs. Wordpress

General Features Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Version
1.40.6
0.1010
1.5.4
4.21
2.0.7
Release Date
2008-07-13 (13 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2007-10-23 (14 years ago)
2008-08-20 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 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)
Author
Pivot Team
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Josh Schmidt
Six Apart
WordPress Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPLv2
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
Free
0
$0
0
Development status
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
System Requirements Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Programming Language
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Operating System
Any
Platform Independent
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL
Datastorage Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
XML-based flat file storage
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
None
Anti-Spam Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
various other plugins
User Access Features Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Unknown
No
Optional
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
None
Support Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Issue Tracker
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
Books
None
None
None
2-5
5+
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Blog API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
WordPress (plugin)
XML-RPC and Atom
metaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
Undo
No
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Unknown
Patch
No
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Patch
No
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Versioning
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
from 22 other blog systems
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Yes
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
E-Mail Notifications
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Pivot FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Podcast Feeds
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Media Converter
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
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