Serendipity vs. WikyBlog vs. Movable Type vs. Wordpress

General Features Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Version
1.1
1.5.4
4.21
2.0.7
Release Date
2006-12-27 (15 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)
Author
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Josh Schmidt
Six Apart
WordPress Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
$0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
No
System Requirements Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL
Datastorage Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
Yes
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
None
Anti-Spam Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Akismet Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
various other plugins
User Access Features Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
None
Support Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Commercial Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
Books
None
None
2-5
5+
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
No
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
XML-RPC and Atom
metaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
No
Yes
Optional
Undo
Optional
Yes
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Content Approval
Optional
Unknown
Yes
No
Versioning
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
from 22 other blog systems
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Yes
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity WikyBlog Movable Type Wordpress
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
No
No
No
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