Feature Comparison

General FeaturesLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Version 0.6 1.1 2.1.3 5.0
Release Date 2006-12-09 2006-12-28 2008-11-20 2007
Author Gerrit van Aaken Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al Olivier Meunier blogSpirit
URL loudblog.de www.s9y.org dotclear.org www.blogspirit.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes No
License GPL BSD GPL v2 From $0 to Enterprise
License Cost/ Fee 0 0 0 From $0 to Enterprise
Development status Beta Mature Mature Mature
Interface Languages about 10 English, German, Danish, French and many more 6 6
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment No Yes Yes Yes
Hosting FeaturesLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Storage Quota does not applydoes not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Bandwidth Quota does not applydoes not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Other Limits does not applydoes not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Corporate Branding does not applydoes not applydoes not apply No
Own Domain does not applydoes not applydoes not apply Yes
Ads allowed does not applydoes not applydoes not apply Yes
Topic Restrictions does not applydoes not applydoes not applydoes not apply
System RequirementsLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Programming Language PHP PHP PHP 5 PHP
Operating System all Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Unix/Linux, Windows Linux
Webserver Apache, IIS Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS) Apache, Lighthttpd Apache
Root Access No No No No
Other Requirements   Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)   None
DatastorageLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Text Files No No No No
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes Yes No
Oracle No No No No
SQLite Yes Yes Yes No
BerkeleyDB No No No No
MS SQL Server No No No No
Other   New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL   None
Anti-SpamLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Akismet Support No Yes Yes No
Word Blacklist No Yes Yes Yes
IP Ban List No Yes Yes Yes
CAPTCHA No Yes   Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Definable Questions URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks, Trackback validation Antispam spirit
User Access FeaturesLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
ACL   Yes Yes Yes
Audit Log   No No No
LDAP Authentication   Plugin Optional No
Other Authentication     Extendable authentication API DNA SSO
SupportLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Commercial Support No Yes No Yes
Online Help loudblog.de www.s9y.org dotclear.org www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
Issue Tracker   sourceforge.net dev.dotclear.org DNA/ys
Books None None 1 1
Support Forum loudblog.de board.s9y.org dotclear.net No
Mailing List   lists.sourceforge.net   No
IRC-Channel   www.s9y.org #dotclear on freenode No
Blogging FeaturesLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple Single Multiple
Tags No Plugin Yes Yes
Archiving No Yes Yes Yes
Trackback No Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive
Pingback No Send+Receive No Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Yes Yes Yes No
Link- / Blogroll No Plugin Yes Yes
Protected Posts   Yes Yes No
Blog by Email No Plugin Plugin Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS No No Plugin No
Blog API none MovableType, Blogger WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger XML-RPC and Atom
Post EditingLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes No Yes
Spell Checker No Plugin No Yes
WYSIWYG Editor No Optional Yes Yes
Undo No Optional No Yes
Syntax Highlighting No Plugin No Yes
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management No Yes Yes Yes
Emoticon Images No Yes Optional No
Comment FeaturesLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Comment Layout Flat Threaded Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments Yes Yes Yes No
E-Mail on Followup No Yes Plugin Yes
Gravatars No Plugin Plugin No
Open-ID Support None None   None
Extended FeaturesLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery No Yes Plugin Yes
Polls / Surveys No Plugin Plugin No
Search Engine No Yes Yes No
Custom Pages No Plugin Yes No
Google Sitemap No Plugin Plugin No
WorkflowLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Content Approval Yes Optional Yes No
Versioning No Yes No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled scheduled scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue No Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilityLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Content Import none WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...   Movable Type, blogSpirit
Content Export via RSS Dump to RSS, Database export   blogSpirit
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support Yes No No No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.1 XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs No Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No No No Yes
Web Statistics Yes Plugin Plugin Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
RSS 0.9x No Yes No No
RSS 1.0 No Yes No No
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 No Yes No No
ATOM 1.0 No Yes Yes Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingLoudblog DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsblogSpirit Details
Podcast Feeds Yes Plugin Yes No
ID3-Tag Editor Yes Yes No No
YouTube Support No Plugin Yes Yes
Media Converter No No No No
Phone2Podcast Support No Plugin No No
Last updated2007-01-272007-01-182008-12-012007-05-09

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