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Latest version8.
Release dateNov. 7th 2018 Oct. 30th 2018 Aug. 2nd 2018 Sep. 30th 2016 Jan. 22nd 2013 Oct. 30th 2018 Apr. 28th 2013 Jun. 1st 2008 Sep. 15th 2013 Mar. 20th 2013
LicenseOpen SourceOpen SourceOpen SourceOpen Source GPL V3GNU General Public License version 3 (GPLv3)Open SourceOpen SourceOpen SourceOpen SourceOpen Source
Supported databasesMySQL, PostgreSQLMySQL, PostgreSQL,SQL ServerMySQLMongoDBMySQLMySQLMySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLiteMySQLMySQLMySQL, Postgresql, OracleMySQL
PlatformPHPPHPPHPPHPPHP (at least 5.2)PHPPHPPHPPythonPerl
CaptchaNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginYes
Content ApprovalYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Email VerificationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Granular PrivilegesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Authentication methodsLDAP (plugin), NTLM (plugin), CustomLDAP, CustomLDAP (plugin), CustomShieldPass OpenCart Security PluginLDAP (plugin), Kerberos (plugin), NIS (plugin), NTLM (plugin), SMB (plugin)LDAPLDAP, CustomLDAP, Kerberos (plugin), NIS (plugin), NTLM (plugin), SMB (plugin), CustomLDAP, Custom
Session ManagementYesYesNo PluginYesYesYesYes LimitedYes LimitedYes PluginYes
SSL CompatibleYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo PluginYesYes
Login HistoryYesYesNo PluginYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Modifications HistoryYesNo PluginNo PluginYes VersionningNo PluginYesYesYes LimitedYesYes
Commercial SupportYesYesYesYes OptionalYesYesYesYesYesYes
Developer CommunityYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Public ForumYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Plugin APIYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Drag & Drop ContentNo PluginYesYesYesYesNo PluginNo PluginNoYesYes
Image ResizingNo PluginYesYesYesYesYesYesNo PluginNoYesYes
Multiple UploadNo PluginYesYesYesYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNoYesYes
Spellchecker- PluginYesYesYes Multilingual spellcheckerYesNoYesNo PluginYes
Style WizardNo LimitedNoNoNoYesNoNoNo PluginYes
SubscriptionsNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYesNo PluginNoNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Template LanguageYes LimitedYesNoYesNo PluginYesYesYesYesYes
UndoYes LimitedNoYes LimitedYesNoYesYes LimitedYesYesYes
WYSIWYG EditorNo PluginYesYesYesYesYesNo PluginYesYesYes
Extensible User ProfilesYesYesNo PluginYesNoNo PluginNoNo PluginYesYes
Interface LocalizationYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
CachingYesYesNo PluginYesNo PluginYesYes LimitedYesYesYes
Load BalancingYes LimitedYesYes LimitedYesYesYesNoYesYes
Database ReplicationYes LimitedYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNoNoYesYes
Static Content ExportNoNoNo PluginNoNo PluginNo PluginNoNoNo PluginYes
Multilingual ContentYesNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginYesYes
Multi-Site DeploymentYesNo PluginYesYes Yes. Share content, media & userYesNoNo PluginYesYes
RSS (Content Syndication)YesYesYesYesNo PluginYesYesYesYesYes
Advertising ManagementNo PluginYesNoYesNo PluginNo PluginYesYesNo PluginYes
Content SchedulingNo PluginYesYes LimitedYesNo Plugin / Product with Schedule - $12.99YesYesYesYesYes
Inline AdministrationYesYesNo PluginYesYesYesYesYesYes
Package DeploymentNoNoNoYesYesYesYesYesYes
Sub-sites / RootsYesYesYesYesYesNo PluginNoYesYes
Themes / TemplatesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Web StatisticsYesYesNo PluginYes Google analyticsYesYesYes PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginYes
Web-based Translation ManagementYesNo PluginYes LimitedYesYesYesYesYesNo Plugin
Workflow EngineYes LimitedNo PluginNoYesYes LimitedNoNoYesYes
FTP SupportYes LimitedYesNo PluginNoNo PluginYesYesNoYesNo
UTF-8 SupportYesYesYesYesYesYesYes LimitedYesYesYes
WebDAV SupportNoNoNoNoNoNo PluginNoNoYesNo
XHTML CompliantYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Built-in Applications
BlogYesYesYesYesYesNo Plugin- PluginNo PluginYesYesYes
ChatNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNoNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo Plugin
ClassifiedsNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Contact ManagementNo PluginYesNo PluginYesYesYesNo PluginYesYesNo PluginYes
Forum (Discussion)YesNo Plugin- PluginNoYesNo Plugin or add link- PluginYesNo PluginYesYes
Document ManagementYes LimitedNo PluginNoYesYesNoNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYes Limited
Events ManagementNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNoYesYes
FAQ ManagementYesYes- PluginNoYesNo Plugin- PluginYesYesNo PluginYes
File DistributionNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYes
Graphs and ChartsNoNo PluginNoYes Data visualisationYesNo PluginNoNo PluginNo PluginYes
GuestbookNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Help Desk / Bug ReportingNo PluginNo PluginNoYesYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Job PostingsNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Link ManagementNo PluginYesYesNo PluginNo PluginYesYesYesYes
Mail FormNo PluginYesNo PluginYesYesNo PluginYesYesYesYes PluginYes
MatrixNoNoNoNoNo PluginNoNoNoYes
My Page / Dashboard- PluginYesYesYesYesYes- PluginYesNo PluginYesYes
Newsletter management- Plugin- Plugin- PluginYesYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Photo GalleryNo PluginNo PluginYesYesYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYes
Project TrackingNo PluginNo PluginNoNoNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Search EngineYesYesYesYes Elasticsearch - faceted searchYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
PollsYes- Plugin- PluginYesNo Plugin- PluginYesYesNo PluginYes
Tests / QuizzesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNoNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
SurveysNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginYes
NewsletterYesYesYes Plugin
Time TrackingNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNoNo PluginNo PluginNoNo PluginYes
WYSIWYGNo PluginYesYes
User ContributionsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Web Services Front EndYes LimitedYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNo PluginNoNo PluginYes
WikiNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNoNo Plugin - Price: $20.00No PluginNo PluginYes LimitedNo PluginYes
Shopping CartNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes rCommerceYesYesNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYes
Geo and Behavioral targetingYes Voir licence AcquiaYes
SEO Features
MetadataYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNo PluginYesYesYes
SEO Friendly URLsYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Open graphYes PluginYes PluginYes PluginYesYes Plugin
Site MapNo PluginNo PluginNo PluginYesYesNo PluginYesNo PluginNo Plugin- with sitemap.xml.gzYes
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