German IT company CosmoCode have just released WeblogMatrix, a blog platform comparison website. It’s an open system allowing visitors to compare the main features of some of the most well-known blog services and software.
There are currently ten platforms on the system: b2evolution, Blogger, ExpressionEngine, FlatPress, Jlog, Movable Type, PSG, Serendipity, Wheatblog, and WordPress. From that list I’m sure you can spot a few notable omissions (as well as plenty of more obscure ones) which is why they’re asking for volunteers to help maintain the system.
There are currently two ways of searching the system. If you’re choosing between two or more blog packages, then simply check the boxes next to them on the front page, and WeblogMatrix will bring up a table charting the main features of each.
On the other hand, if you have a required features list, you can use the search function to find only blogs that match the criteria you specify. This system appears to work well, though some of the search criteria display a text box and it’s unclear what should be entered.
There’s also a forum, currently empty, that can be used for talking about the WeblogMatrix site itself, as well as blogging platforms in general.
The system looks like it could be promising, particularly when more platforms are added in. CosmoCode also run comparison sites for wikis, forums, and podcatchers, all of which have more platforms and comparison features such as a ‘choice wizard’.