Feature Comparison

General FeaturesGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Version 1.8.2 1.1 2.1.3 1.40.6
Release Date 30 Dez 2012 2006-12-28 2008-11-20 July 14, 2008
Author Geeklog Team Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al Olivier Meunier Pivot Team
URL www.geeklog.net www.s9y.org dotclear.org www.pivotlog.net
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes Yes
License GNU version 2 BSD GPL v2 GPL
License Cost/ Fee none 0 0 Free
Development status Mature Mature Mature Mature
Interface Languages 31 English, German, Danish, French and many more 6 English, Dutch, 30+ others (downloadable)
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Optional Yes Yes Yes
System RequirementsGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Programming Language php PHP PHP 5 PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
Operating System any Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Unix/Linux, Windows Any
Webserver any Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS) Apache, Lighthttpd Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Root Access No No No No
Other Requirements PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)    
DatastorageGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Text Files No No No Yes
MySQL Yes Yes Yes No
PostgreSQL No Yes Yes No
Oracle No No No No
SQLite No Yes Yes No
BerkeleyDB No No No No
MS SQL Server Yes No No No
Other no New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL   XML-based flat file storage
Anti-SpamGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Akismet Support No Yes Yes No
Word Blacklist Plugin Yes Yes Yes
IP Ban List Plugin Yes Yes Yes
CAPTCHA Plugin Yes   No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks, Trackback validation  
User Access FeaturesGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
ACL Yes Yes Yes Yes
Audit Log No No No No
LDAP Authentication Yes Plugin Optional No
Other Authentication     Extendable authentication API  
SupportGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Commercial Support Yes Yes No No
Online Help www.geeklog.net www.s9y.org dotclear.org www.pivotlog.net
Issue Tracker project.geeklog.net sourceforge.net dev.dotclear.org forum.pivotlog.net
Books 1 None 1 None
Support Forum www.geeklog.net board.s9y.org dotclear.net forum.pivotlog.net
Mailing List www.geeklog.net lists.sourceforge.net   www.pivotlog.net
IRC-Channel #geeklog at irc.freenode.net www.s9y.org #dotclear on freenode None
Blogging FeaturesGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Categorization Single Multiple Single Multiple
Tags Plugin Plugin Yes Yes
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive
Pingback Send+Receive Send+Receive No No
Ping Service Support   Yes Yes Yes
Link- / Blogroll Plugin Plugin Yes Yes
Protected Posts Optional Yes Yes No
Blog by Email   Plugin Plugin Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS   No Plugin Yes
Blog API   MovableType, Blogger WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger MetaWeblog, Moblog
Post EditingGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Multi-paged posts Yes Yes No No
Spell Checker No Plugin No Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Optional Optional Yes Yes
Undo No Optional No No
Syntax Highlighting No Plugin No No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes No
Asset Management Plugin Yes Yes Yes
Emoticon Images No Yes Optional  
Comment FeaturesGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Comment Layout Threaded Threaded Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments No Yes Yes  
E-Mail on Followup No Yes Plugin  
Gravatars Yes Plugin Plugin  
Open-ID Support Client + Server None   None
Extended FeaturesGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Plugin Yes Plugin Yes
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin Plugin  
Search Engine Optional Yes Yes  
Custom Pages Yes Plugin Yes  
Google Sitemap   Plugin Plugin  
WorkflowGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Content Approval Yes Optional Yes Yes
Versioning No Yes No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled scheduled scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue No Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Content Import   WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...    
Content Export   Dump to RSS, Database export    
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support   No No  
HTML Output HTML 4 XHTML 1.1 XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes  
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes  
Trash No No No  
Web Statistics Yes Plugin Plugin  
Web-based Style / Template Management No Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
RSS 0.9x Yes Yes No Yes
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes No Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes Yes No Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingGeeklog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsPivot Details
Podcast Feeds No Plugin Yes  
ID3-Tag Editor   Yes No  
YouTube Support   Plugin Yes  
Media Converter   No No  
Phone2Podcast Support   Plugin No  
Last updated2013-01-202007-01-182008-12-012008-07-30

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