Feature Comparison

General FeaturesJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Version 1.0.2 2.4 does not apply1.2.6
Release Date 2007-01-09 02-dec-2006 does not applyFeb-2008
Author Jeena Paradies / team Francois Planque / evoTeam Google Inc. The LifeType Project
URL jeenaparadies.net b2evolution.net www.blogger.com lifetype.net
Free and Open Source Yes Yes does not apply Yes
License GPL 2 GPL does not applyGPL
License Cost/ Fee   0 - Free 0 0
Development status Mature Mature does not applyMature
Interface Languages German, English, Italian en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 9 English, Spanish, Catalan, German, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Dutch, Italian, French
Multi-User Support No Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment No Yes No Yes
Hosting FeaturesJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType 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 RequirementsJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Programming Language PHP PHP does not applyPHP
Operating System   Linux, Windows or other does not applyLinux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Webserver   Apache, IIS or other does not applyApache, IIS
Root Access No   does not apply No
Other Requirements     does not apply 
DatastorageJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType 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 No
Other   (must overload DB abstraction class) does not apply 
Anti-SpamJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Akismet Support Plugin Plugin does not apply Plugin
Word Blacklist No Yes No Plugin
IP Ban List No Plugin No Plugin
CAPTCHA No Plugin Yes Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms   several specialized antispam plugins Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
User Access FeaturesJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
ACL   Yes No Yes
Audit Log   Yes No No
LDAP Authentication   Plugin does not apply No
Other Authentication   OpenID plugin does not applyThe so-called "user data providers" allow LifeType to access user data from other sources transparently, be it an external application or an LDAP or ActiveDirectory directory
SupportJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Commercial Support Yes   No Yes
Online Help   manual.b2evolution.net help.blogger.com wiki.lifetype.net
Issue Tracker jeenaparadies.net   knownissues.blogspot.com bugs.lifetype.net
Books None   None None
Support Forum   forums.b2evolution.net groups.google.com bugs.lifetype.net
Mailing List     groups.google.com limedaley.com
IRC-Channel   #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net No  
Blogging FeaturesJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple None Single
Tags No Yes No Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback No Send+Receive No Send+Receive
Pingback Send+Receive   No No
Ping Service Support Optional Yes No Optional
Link- / Blogroll No Yes Yes Yes
Protected Posts No Yes No Plugin
Blog by Email No Yes Yes Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS No   Yes Plugin
Blog API   blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 Blogger data API Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
Post EditingJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes No No
Spell Checker No Plugin Yes No
WYSIWYG Editor No Plugin Yes Yes
Undo No No   Yes
Syntax Highlighting No Plugin No Plugin
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management   Yes No Yes
Emoticon Images No Plugin No Plugin
Comment FeaturesJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Comment Layout Flat Flat Flat Threaded
Feeds for Comments Plugin Yes No Plugin
E-Mail on Followup Optional Yes No Yes
Gravatars Plugin Plugin No Plugin
Open-ID Support None Client None Client
Extended FeaturesJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Plugin System Yes Yes No Yes
Photo Gallery No Yes No Yes
Polls / Surveys No Plugin No Plugin
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Pages Yes Yes No Yes
Google Sitemap No Yes No Plugin
WorkflowJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Content Approval No Yes No Plugin
Versioning No   No No
Article Publishing simple scheduled simple scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue No Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Content Import   WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog none  
Content Export RSS   HTML via FTP/SFTP  
Unicode Support No Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No   No No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Optional Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash   Yes No Yes
Web Statistics No Yes No Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management No Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
RSS 0.9x   Yes No Yes
RSS 1.0   Yes No Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3     Yes Yes
ATOM 1.0   Yes No No
Podcasting/VideocastingJlog Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Podcast Feeds No Yes No Yes
ID3-Tag Editor No   No No
YouTube Support No Yes No Yes
Media Converter No   No No
Phone2Podcast Support No   No No
Last updated2007-01-192008-01-282006-12-072008-02-20

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