Feature Comparison

General FeaturesExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Version 1.6 2.4 does not apply1.8.2
Release Date 2004-04-23 02-dec-2006 does not apply30 Dez 2012
Author EllisLab, Inc. Francois Planque / evoTeam Google Inc. Geeklog Team
URL expressionengine.com b2evolution.net www.blogger.com www.geeklog.net
Free and Open Source No Yes does not apply Yes
License Proprietary GPL does not applyGNU version 2
License Cost/ Fee From 0$ - 249.95$ 0 - Free 0 none
Development status Mature Mature does not applyMature
Interface Languages over 15 en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 9 31
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes No Optional
Hosting FeaturesExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Storage Quota does not applydoes not apply None does not apply
Bandwidth Quota does not applydoes not apply None does not apply
Other Limits does not applydoes not apply None does not apply
Corporate Branding does not applydoes not apply No does not apply
Own Domain does not applydoes not apply No does not apply
Ads allowed does not applydoes not apply Yes does not apply
Topic Restrictions does not applydoes not applyNo Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography does not apply
System RequirementsExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Programming Language PHP PHP does not applyphp
Operating System Linux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris Linux, Windows or other does not applyany
Webserver IIS, Apache Apache, IIS or other does not applyany
Root Access No   does not apply No
Other Requirements PHP must have XML support   does not applyPHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
DatastorageExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Text Files No No does not apply No
MySQL Yes Yes does not apply Yes
PostgreSQL No No does not apply No
Oracle No No does not apply No
SQLite No No does not apply No
BerkeleyDB No No does not apply No
MS SQL Server No No does not apply Yes
Other No (must overload DB abstraction class) does not apply no
Anti-SpamExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Akismet Support Plugin Plugin does not apply No
Word Blacklist Yes Yes No Plugin
IP Ban List Yes Plugin No Plugin
CAPTCHA Yes Plugin Yes Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension several specialized antispam plugins Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access FeaturesExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
ACL Yes Yes No Yes
Audit Log Yes Yes No No
LDAP Authentication No Plugin does not apply Yes
Other Authentication No OpenID plugin does not apply 
SupportExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Commercial Support Yes   No Yes
Online Help expressionengine.com manual.b2evolution.net help.blogger.com www.geeklog.net
Issue Tracker expressionengine.com   knownissues.blogspot.com project.geeklog.net
Books None   None 1
Support Forum expressionengine.com forums.b2evolution.net groups.google.com www.geeklog.net
Mailing List No   groups.google.com www.geeklog.net
IRC-Channel freenode.net, #expressionengine #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net No #geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging FeaturesExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple None Single
Tags Yes Yes No Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive No Send+Receive
Pingback No   No Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Yes Yes No  
Link- / Blogroll Yes Yes Yes Plugin
Protected Posts Yes Yes No Optional
Blog by Email Yes Yes Yes  
Blog by SMS/MMS Yes   Yes  
Blog API Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 Blogger data API  
Post EditingExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Multi-paged posts Yes Yes No Yes
Spell Checker Yes Plugin Yes No
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin Plugin Yes Optional
Undo Yes No   No
Syntax Highlighting Yes Plugin No No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes No Plugin
Emoticon Images Yes Plugin No No
Comment FeaturesExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Comment Layout Flat Flat Flat Threaded
Feeds for Comments Optional Yes No No
E-Mail on Followup Yes Yes No No
Gravatars Plugin Plugin No Yes
Open-ID Support None Client None Client + Server
Extended FeaturesExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Plugin System Yes Yes No Yes
Photo Gallery Yes Yes No Plugin
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin No Plugin
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Optional
Custom Pages Yes Yes No Yes
Google Sitemap Optional Yes No  
WorkflowExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Content Approval Yes Yes No Yes
Versioning Yes   No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled simple scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes No
InteroperabilityExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Content Import MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog none  
Content Export MySQL   HTML via FTP/SFTP  
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No   No  
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Strict HTML 4
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Optional Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No Yes No No
Web Statistics Yes Yes No Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes No
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog 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 Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes No Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingExpressionEngine Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsGeeklog Details
Podcast Feeds Yes Yes No No
ID3-Tag Editor No   No  
YouTube Support Yes Yes No  
Media Converter No   No  
Phone2Podcast Support Yes   No  
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