Wordpress vs. Movable Type vs. DotClear vs. Blogger

General Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Version
2.0.7
4.21
2.1.3
N/A
Release Date
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
N/A
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (5 months ago)
2020-02-05 (5 months ago)
2020-02-05 (5 months ago)
2020-02-05 (5 months ago)
Author
WordPress Development Team
Six Apart
Olivier Meunier
Google Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
License
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
N/A
License Cost/ Fee
0
$0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
No
Hosting Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
System Requirements Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Programming Language
PHP
Perl 5
PHP 5
N/A
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independant
Unix/Linux, Windows
N/A
Webserver
Anything with PHP
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
N/A
Root Access
No
No
No
N/A
Other Requirements
N/A
Datastorage Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Text Files
No
Yes
No
N/A
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
Oracle
No
Yes
No
N/A
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
N/A
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
N/A
Other
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
N/A
Anti-Spam Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
Yes
N/A
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Trackback validation
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
User Access Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
Optional
N/A
Other Authentication
None
Pluggable
Extendable authentication API
N/A
Support Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://help.blogger.com/
Issue Tracker
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
Books
5+
2-5
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
None
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Blogger data API
Post Editing Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Undo
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Comment Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
None
Extended Features Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Workflow Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
No
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
none
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Yes
HTML via FTP/SFTP
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Wordpress Movable Type DotClear Blogger
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
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