Textpattern vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. Ignition vs. Movable Type vs. FlatPress

General Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Version
4.0.7
2.0.7
2.4
1.0
4.21
0.1010
Release Date
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2009-01-23 (11 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
Team Textpattern
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Jacob Roeland
Six Apart
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GNU GPL v3
GPL
GPLv2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0 - Free
Free
$0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
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
No
Yes
Unknown
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
System Requirements Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Programming Language
PHP 4.3+
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
Operating System
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Tested in Windows and Linux
Platform Independant
Platform Independent
Webserver
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Unknown
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
Support Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://textpattern.com/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Issue Tracker
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Books
1
5+
None
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#textpattern on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by Email
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, metaWeblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress (plugin)
Post Editing Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
None
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Patch
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Patch
Workflow Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Interoperability Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Content Import
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
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
Unlimited, template-based
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 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Syndication Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Textpattern Wordpress b2evolution Ignition Movable Type FlatPress
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
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