Wordpress vs. Movable Type vs. DotClear

General Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Version
2.0.7
4.21
2.1.3
Release Date
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 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)
Author
WordPress Development Team
Six Apart
Olivier Meunier
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
License Cost/ Fee
0
$0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Programming Language
PHP
Perl 5
PHP 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Unix/Linux, Windows
Webserver
Anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Root Access
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Datastorage Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Text Files
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
Other
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Trackback validation
User Access Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
Optional
Other Authentication
None
Pluggable
Extendable authentication API
Support Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
Issue Tracker
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
Books
5+
2-5
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Yes
Yes
Undo
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Comment Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
Extended Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Wordpress Movable Type DotClear
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
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