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

General Features Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Version
2.0.7
2.4
4.21
1.1
3.24
2.1.3
Release Date
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2006-11-10 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (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
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Wouter Demuynck and others
Olivier Meunier
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL v2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0 - Free
$0
0
free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Unix/Linux, Windows
Webserver
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache with PHP
Apache, Lighthttpd
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
SpamBayes, MBL
Trackback validation
User Access Features Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
No
Optional
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
Extendable authentication API
Support Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Commercial Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
Issue Tracker
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
Books
5+
2-5
None
1
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Undo
No
No
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Comment Features Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Versioning
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
yes
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
backup to SQL
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Wordpress b2evolution Movable Type Serendipity NucleusCMS DotClear
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
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