Scoreboard

Which blogging platform scores better? Check out my side-by-side comparison below.

For each post about the pains and pleasures of moving from TypePad to WordPress I will assign points and see what comes out. One thing is to have a gut feeling as I write my posts, it’s another matter to put hard numbers to it. My gut feeling is that WordPress wins, but by how much? The score is highly unofficial and definitely based on my personal user experience, so don’t take it too seriously.

Feature TypePad WordPress
Import from the other system 2 1
Dashboard layout 1 0
Post editing: (7) (9)
– Text highlighting 1 0
– Subscript/Superscript 1 0
– Font size and format 2 1
– Insert custom symbols 0 1
– Fullscreen mode 0 1
– Indent/blockquote 1 2
– Tags 1 2
– Password protection 1 2
Batch assignment of categories 1 0
Changing and previewing theme
1 2
Stats 1 3
Customization of theme 3 1
File Manager 1 0
Help 1 2
Global/local tags and categories 0 -1
Number of blogs in account 1 3
Domain-mapping 1 1
Page not Found default redirect -1 +1
Tag cloud 0 1
Snap shot of links 0 -1
Possibly related posts 0 -1
Trackbacks 1 -1
Integrated search box 0 3
Image URL with multiple blogs/domains -1 +1
Previewing unpublished posts/pages 1 3
Pop-up images 1 0
Number of themes/templates 2 1
Inserting images 2 1
Media Library 0 1
Changing the URL of post or page -1 +1
Contact form -1 +1
Nested Categories 0 1
Nextpage 0 1
WordPress versus TypePad: CSS 1 3
Sticky posts 2 1
Post revisions -1 +1
Pages 1 3
Theme customization +3 -1
Social Bookmarking 2 1
Improved: Inserting images in WordPress versus TypePad 2 1
Front page customization in TypePad versus WordPress 1 1
Replying to, editing and moving comments 1 2
Sticky posts 1 1
Encrypted access, SSL, https
0 1
Score as of September 17, 2008 36 48
TypePad WordPress

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  1. December 10, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    It’s nice to see that your blog is at WordPress.com :) Anyways, you mentioned that theme customization is more in typepad than wordpress. Can you please elaborate?

  1. September 28, 2008 at 6:52 pm
  2. February 10, 2009 at 3:56 pm

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