Textpattern vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. DotClear vs. Ignition vs. Serendipity

General Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Version
4.0.7
2.0.7
2.4
2.1.3
1.0
1.1
Release Date
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 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
Team Textpattern
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Olivier Meunier
Jacob Roeland
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
GNU GPL v3
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0 - Free
0
Free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
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
No
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Programming Language
PHP 4.3+
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Unix/Linux, Windows
Tested in Windows and Linux
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Lighthttpd
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL 3.23+
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
Support Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://textpattern.com/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
1
5+
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#textpattern on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blog by Email
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
MovableType, metaWeblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Yes
Comment Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
None
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
None
Extended Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Workflow Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Content Import
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Unlimited, template-based
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Syndication Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Ignition Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
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