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

General Features Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Version
2.0.7
1.1
2.1.3
2.4
4.21
0.1010
Release Date
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2009-01-23 (11 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
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Olivier Meunier
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Six Apart
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
GPLv2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0 - Free
$0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
Perl 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows or other
Platform Independant
Platform Independent
Webserver
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
(must overload DB abstraction class)
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Trackback validation
several specialized antispam plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
Other Authentication
None
Extendable authentication API
OpenID plugin
Pluggable
Support Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Issue Tracker
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Books
5+
None
1
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress (plugin)
Post Editing Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Undo
No
Optional
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Comment Features Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Patch
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
Extended Features Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Workflow Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Content Approval
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Yes
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Wordpress Serendipity DotClear b2evolution Movable Type FlatPress
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
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