Pivot vs. Serendipity vs. FlatPress vs. WikyBlog vs. Movable Type

General Features Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Version
1.40.6
1.1
0.1010
1.5.4
4.21
Release Date
2008-07-13 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2007-10-23 (14 years ago)
2008-08-20 (13 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
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Josh Schmidt
Six Apart
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD
GPLv2
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
Free
0
$0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
System Requirements Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Programming Language
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
Perl 5
Operating System
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independent
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independant
Webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL
Datastorage Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
XML-based flat file storage
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 Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Akismet Support
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Optional
Other Authentication
Pluggable
Support Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
Issue Tracker
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
Books
None
None
None
None
2-5
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
Blog API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Undo
No
Optional
Unknown
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
E-Mail on Followup
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Gravatars
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
Workflow Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Content Approval
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Versioning
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Interoperability Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
E-Mail Notifications
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Web Statistics
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Pivot Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Podcast Feeds
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
YouTube Support
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
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