Serendipity vs. FlatPress vs. WikyBlog vs. Movable Type

General Features Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Version
1.1
0.1010
1.5.4
4.21
Release Date
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)
Author
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
License
BSD
GPLv2
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
Free
0
$0
Development status
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
No
Yes
System Requirements Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Programming Language
PHP
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
Perl 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independent
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independant
Webserver
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
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL
Datastorage Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
Other
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 Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
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 Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
No
Optional
Other Authentication
Pluggable
Support Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
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://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
2-5
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Blog by Email
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
No
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Undo
Optional
Unknown
Yes
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Patch
No
Plugin
Workflow Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Content Approval
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
No
Yes
Interoperability 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
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity FlatPress WikyBlog Movable Type
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
YouTube Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
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