Feature List

General FeaturesExpressionEngine Details
Version 1.6
Release Date 2004-04-23
Author EllisLab, Inc.
URL expressionengine.com
Free and Open Source No
License Proprietary
License Cost/ Fee From 0$ - 249.95$
Development status Mature
Interface Languages over 15
Multi-User Support Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes
System RequirementsExpressionEngine Details
Programming Language PHP
Operating System Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris
Webserver IIS, Apache
Root Access No
Other Requirements PHP must have XML support
DatastorageExpressionEngine Details
Text Files No
PostgreSQL No
Oracle No
SQLite No
BerkeleyDB No
MS SQL Server No
Other No
Anti-SpamExpressionEngine Details
Akismet Support Plugin
Word Blacklist Yes
IP Ban List Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension
User Access FeaturesExpressionEngine Details
Audit Log Yes
LDAP Authentication No
Other Authentication No
SupportExpressionEngine Details
Commercial Support Yes
Online Help expressionengine.com
Issue Tracker expressionengine.com
Books None
Support Forum expressionengine.com
Mailing List No
IRC-Channel freenode.net, #expressionengine
Blogging FeaturesExpressionEngine Details
Categorization Multiple
Tags Yes
Archiving Yes
Trackback Send+Receive
Pingback No
Ping Service Support Yes
Link- / Blogroll Yes
Protected Posts Yes
Blog by Email Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS Yes
Blog API Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog
Post EditingExpressionEngine Details
Multi-paged posts Yes
Spell Checker Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin
Undo Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes
File Upload Yes
Asset Management Yes
Emoticon Images Yes
Comment FeaturesExpressionEngine Details
Comment Layout Flat
Feeds for Comments Optional
E-Mail on Followup Yes
Gravatars Plugin
Open-ID Support None
Extended FeaturesExpressionEngine Details
Plugin System Yes
Photo Gallery Yes
Polls / Surveys Plugin
Search Engine Yes
Custom Pages Yes
Google Sitemap Optional
WorkflowExpressionEngine Details
Content Approval Yes
Versioning Yes
Article Publishing scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes
InteroperabilityExpressionEngine Details
Content Import MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV
Content Export MySQL
Unicode Support Yes
WebDAV Support No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs Yes
AdministrationExpressionEngine Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes
Themes / Skins Yes
Trash No
Web Statistics Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes
Comment Administration Yes
SyndicationExpressionEngine Details
RSS 0.9x Yes
RSS 1.0 Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingExpressionEngine Details
Podcast Feeds Yes
ID3-Tag Editor No
YouTube Support Yes
Media Converter No
Phone2Podcast Support Yes


ExpressionEngine is a highly flexible, feature-rich web publishing system that empowers individuals, organizations, and companies around the world to create dynamic, content-driven websites.

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