Feature Comparison

General FeaturesLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Version 1.2.6 2.4 does not apply1.0.2
Release Date Feb-2008 02-dec-2006 does not apply2007-01-09
Author The LifeType Project Francois Planque / evoTeam Google Inc. Jeena Paradies / team
URL lifetype.net b2evolution.net www.blogger.com jeenaparadies.net
Free and Open Source Yes Yes does not apply Yes
License GPL GPL does not applyGPL 2
License Cost/ Fee 0 0 - Free 0  
Development status Mature Mature does not applyMature
Interface Languages English, Spanish, Catalan, German, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Dutch, Italian, French en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 9 German, English, Italian
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes No
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes No No
Hosting FeaturesLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog 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 RequirementsLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Programming Language PHP PHP does not applyPHP
Operating System Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X Linux, Windows or other does not apply 
Webserver Apache, IIS Apache, IIS or other does not apply 
Root Access No   does not apply No
Other Requirements     does not apply 
DatastorageLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog 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-SpamLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Akismet Support Plugin Plugin does not apply Plugin
Word Blacklist Plugin Yes No No
IP Ban List Plugin Plugin No No
CAPTCHA Plugin Plugin Yes No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form several specialized antispam plugins Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only  
User Access FeaturesLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
ACL Yes Yes No  
Audit Log No Yes No  
LDAP Authentication No Plugin does not apply 
Other Authentication The 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 OpenID plugin does not apply 
SupportLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Commercial Support Yes   No Yes
Online Help wiki.lifetype.net manual.b2evolution.net help.blogger.com  
Issue Tracker bugs.lifetype.net   knownissues.blogspot.com jeenaparadies.net
Books None   None None
Support Forum bugs.lifetype.net forums.b2evolution.net groups.google.com  
Mailing List limedaley.com   groups.google.com  
IRC-Channel   #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net No  
Blogging FeaturesLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Categorization Single Multiple None Multiple
Tags Plugin Yes No No
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive No No
Pingback No   No Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Optional Yes No Optional
Link- / Blogroll Yes Yes Yes No
Protected Posts Plugin Yes No No
Blog by Email Plugin Yes Yes No
Blog by SMS/MMS Plugin   Yes No
Blog API Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 Blogger data API  
Post EditingLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes No No
Spell Checker No Plugin Yes No
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Plugin Yes No
Undo Yes No   No
Syntax Highlighting Plugin Plugin No No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes No  
Emoticon Images Plugin Plugin No No
Comment FeaturesLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Comment Layout Threaded Flat Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments Plugin Yes No Plugin
E-Mail on Followup Yes Yes No Optional
Gravatars Plugin Plugin No Plugin
Open-ID Support Client Client None None
Extended FeaturesLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Plugin System Yes Yes No Yes
Photo Gallery Yes Yes No No
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin No No
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Pages Yes Yes No Yes
Google Sitemap Plugin Yes No No
WorkflowLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Content Approval Plugin Yes No No
Versioning No   No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled simple simple
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes No
InteroperabilityLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Content Import   WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog none  
Content Export     HTML via FTP/SFTP RSS
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes No
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
AdministrationLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Optional Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash Yes Yes No  
Web Statistics Yes Yes No No
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes No
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
RSS 0.9x Yes Yes No  
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes No  
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes   Yes  
ATOM 1.0 No Yes No  
Podcasting/VideocastingLifeType Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsJlog Details
Podcast Feeds Yes Yes No No
ID3-Tag Editor No   No No
YouTube Support Yes Yes No No
Media Converter No   No No
Phone2Podcast Support No   No No
Last updated2008-02-202008-01-282006-12-072007-01-19

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