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

General Features Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Version
1.1
2.0.7
2.1.3
2.4
4.21
1.2.6
Release Date
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2008-01-31 (12 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
Author
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
WordPress Development Team
Olivier Meunier
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Six Apart
The LifeType Project
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0 - Free
$0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows or other
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Anything with PHP
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, IIS
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
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 DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
various other plugins
Trackback validation
several specialized antispam plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
User Access Features Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
Optional
No
Other Authentication
None
Extendable authentication API
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
The so-called "user data providers" allow LifeType to access user data from other sources transparently, be it an external application or an LDAP or ActiveDirectory directory
Support Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
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://bugs.lifetype.net
Books
None
5+
1
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Single
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
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
Post Editing Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Undo
Optional
No
No
No
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
Client
Extended Features Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Content Approval
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
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
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
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
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity Wordpress DotClear b2evolution Movable Type LifeType
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
No
No
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