Serendipity vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. DotClear vs. Movable Type vs. FlatPress

General Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Version
1.1
2.0.7
2.4
2.1.3
4.21
0.1010
Release Date
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2009-01-23 (11 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
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Olivier Meunier
Six Apart
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
GPL
GPLv2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0 - Free
0
$0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
Perl 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Unix/Linux, Windows
Platform Independant
Platform Independent
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Unknown
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
Pluggable
Support Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Books
None
5+
1
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress (plugin)
Post Editing Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Undo
Optional
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
Extended Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Workflow Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Content Approval
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Movable Type FlatPress
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
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