Pivot vs. Movable Type vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. WikyBlog vs. Ignition

General Features Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Version
1.40.6
4.21
2.0.7
2.4
1.5.4
1.0
Release Date
2008-07-13 (12 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2007-10-23 (12 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 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
Pivot Team
Six Apart
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Josh Schmidt
Jacob Roeland
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GNU GPL v3
License Cost/ Fee
Free
$0
0
0 - Free
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
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
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
System Requirements Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Programming Language
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Any
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Tested in Windows and Linux
Webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, anything with PHP
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL
Datastorage Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Text Files
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Other
XML-based flat file storage
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Anti-Spam Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
User Access Features Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
None
OpenID plugin
Support Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Online Help
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Issue Tracker
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Books
None
2-5
5+
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Protected Posts
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Blog API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
XML-RPC and Atom
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Post Editing Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Undo
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comment Features Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
None
Feeds for Comments
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
Client
None
None
Extended Features Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Workflow Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Interoperability Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Content Import
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
Yes
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
E-Mail Notifications
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Themes / Skins
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Syndication Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
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
Yes
No
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Pivot Movable Type Wordpress b2evolution WikyBlog Ignition
Podcast Feeds
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
YouTube Support
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
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