5 Best WordPress Alternatives and Feature list : Latest

movable-type-registration-and-user-profilesBlogging has come a long long way taking the internet and information to places and standards never before. A wordpress is one big name in it.WordPress has a long way since It was first released in May 2003 by its co-founders Matt Mullenweg. Its un-doubtedly the No1. Blogging platform, But How would someone keep on improving when you dont have competetion.

Yes Honey ! Competetion is everywhere, Even WordPress has to face it by some very decent Impressive Opensource Blogging scripts. They are not bad an many have started to consider it over wordpress as well, I have mentioned 4 noticable players in this arena of Blogging scripts

Movable Type:
Movable Type is a weblog publishing system developed by the company Six Apart. It was publicly announced on 3 September 2001
Must say theming is very good and hence the look and feel too.


Major Features

Multiple weblogs
Standalone content pages
Asset and File Manager
User and user role management
Customizable templates
Categories, sub-categories and multiple categories for articles

Link: http://movabletype.com/

Textpattern is an open source content management system originally developed by Dean Allen. While it is often listed among weblogging tools, its aim is to be a high-quality general-purpose content management system suitable for deployment in many contexts. Textpattern is written in PHP using a MySQL database backend. The current stable version is Textpattern 4.2.0 ( as on Dec 7th 2009 )



Textpattern offers a number of features and conveniences to users, site administrators and developers, including:

Ease of publishing using Textile, a text-to-HTML converter which permits users to publish content without learning HTML.
Preview of both the final “look” of content and of its XHTML.
Standards-compliant XHTML and CSS “out of the box”, with all layout in the default setup handled via stylesheets.
A tag-based template system which allows the creation of reusable blocks of content and code, referred to as “forms”, and a built-in “tag builder” to automate their creation.
A privilege-based user hierarchy, allowing for an organized structure of writers, editors and publishers to work easily in concert.
A commenting system, including several measures to combat spam.
Built-in site statistics, including referer tracking.
Syndication of site content via RSS and Atom.
A robust plugin architecture which allows the addition of features to any part of the system, including the administrative backend.
A built-in CSS editor.
An integrated link management system.
An integrated image management system which allows the association of images with particular pieces of content.
An integrated file management system which allows files to be offered for download.
Separation of content from presentation with a concept of “sections” defined for presentation and “categories” for content organization.
UTF-8 publishing and support for many languages

Link: http://textpattern.com/

Habari (pronounced /həˈbɑri/) is a free and open source blog engine written in PHP and currently supports MySQL, SQLite, and PostgreSQL for the database backend



Modular, object-oriented core for easy extensibility
Supports multiple database backends
Uses prepared statements throughout to protect against SQL injection attacks
Media silos to directly access various ways of media storage, like Flickr, Viddler, or the server’s filesystem
Atom Publishing Protocol support
Multiple users (authors) supported
Multiple sites on one installation supported (such as blog1.example.com and blog2.example.com) (note, however, that Habari does not yet support multiple blogs on one domain such as http://example.com/blog1 and http://example.com/blog2
Support for static content (“pages”)
Plugin support
Tag support
WordPress importer

Link: http://www.habariproject.org/


LifeType is an open-source blogging platform with support for multiple blogs and users in a single installation. It is written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. LifeType is licensed under the GNU General Public License.




Multiple Blogs per Installation (suitable for blog hosting)
Multiple Users per Blog
Multiple Blogs per User
Integrated Media Management (Podcasting, automatic thumbnail generation, a filebrowser and custom descriptions for each file)
Extensible plug-in support
Anti-Spam features (bayesian spam filter, comment moderation, Captcha (including the accessible ReCaptcha), trackback validation)
Mobile features (moblogging)
Link: http://lifetype.net/


Also a small note about B2Evolution might give you food for further investigation on what is multiblogging.
b2evolution is a multi-lingual, multi-user, multi-blog publishing system written in PHP and backed by a MySQL database. It is distributed under the GNU General Public License and is available without charge.

 Now a small note on MarketShares by each Blogs! : it has been observed in the below order:

  1. Blogger :
  2. wordpress:
  3. Typepad:
  4. Movable Type
  5. Drupal:
  6. Mambo/Jhoomla:
  7. Textpattern:

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