Thanks to my friend Mike, who pointed out the Blog Software Smackdown article over on SitePoint. Author Vinnie Garcia compares the “big three” of blogging software: Movable Type, WordPress, and Textpattern. He gives a good overview of each, discusses their strengths and possible pitfalls, and provides links to example sites for each.
In the final analysis, he compares the systems in 9 areas, grading them on a five point scale. If you average the scores, the final tally is:
- Movable Type
Of course, that’s pretty subjective. What really matters is the feature set that’s important to you, and which tool addresses them in the best way. But it’s good to see that WP shines in this comparison.