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

General Features Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Version
1.40.6
2.0.7
1.5.4
4.21
2.4
1.1
Release Date
2008-07-13 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2007-10-23 (12 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 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
Pivot Team
WordPress Development Team
Josh Schmidt
Six Apart
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
$0
0 - Free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Programming Language
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Anything with PHP
Apache, anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Text Files
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
XML-based flat file storage
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Akismet Support
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
several specialized antispam plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
No
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Other Authentication
None
Pluggable
OpenID plugin
Support Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Online Help
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
5+
None
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Blog API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
XML-RPC and Atom
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
Yes
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Undo
No
No
Yes
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Gravatars
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Client
None
Extended Features Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Workflow Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Content Approval
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Versioning
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Pivot Wordpress WikyBlog Movable Type b2evolution Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
YouTube Support
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
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