Feature Comparison

General FeaturesSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Version 3.3 2.4 5.0 does not apply
Release Date 3.3 02-dec-2006 2007 does not apply
Author eTouch Systems Francois Planque / evoTeam blogSpirit Kirk Carter, Service First Webmasters, Inc.
URL www.etouch.net b2evolution.net www.blogspirit.com www.CakewalkBlogs.com
Free and Open Source No Yes No does not apply
License Commercial GPL From $0 to Enterprise does not apply
License Cost/ Fee Pls check www.etouch.net 0 - Free From $0 to Enterprise Free
Development status Mature Mature Mature does not apply
Interface Languages English en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 6 English
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes No
Multi-Site Deployment Optional Yes Yes  
Hosting FeaturesSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Storage Quota None does not applydoes not apply none
Bandwidth Quota None does not applydoes not apply none
Other Limits None does not applydoes not apply none
Corporate Branding Yes does not apply No No
Own Domain Optional does not apply Yes Yes
Ads allowed No does not apply Yes No
Topic Restrictions No pornography does not applydoes not apply No spam, porn or hate speech
System RequirementsSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Programming Language Java PHP PHP does not apply
Operating System Windows/Linux/Solaris Linux, Windows or other Linux does not apply
Webserver Bundled with Tomcat. Can be proxied via webserver of choice Apache, IIS or other Apache does not apply
Root Access No   No does not apply
Other Requirements Oracle 9i/10G, JSDK1.4   None does not apply
DatastorageSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Text Files No No No does not apply
MySQL No Yes Yes does not apply
PostgreSQL No No No does not apply
Oracle Yes No No does not apply
SQLite No No No does not apply
BerkeleyDB No No No does not apply
MS SQL Server No No No does not apply
Other   (must overload DB abstraction class) None does not apply
Anti-SpamSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Akismet Support No Plugin No does not apply
Word Blacklist No Yes Yes  
IP Ban List No Plugin Yes  
CAPTCHA Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Moderated Comments several specialized antispam plugins Antispam spirit No trackbacks, no links in comments
User Access FeaturesSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
ACL Yes Yes Yes  
Audit Log Yes Yes No  
LDAP Authentication Yes Plugin No does not apply
Other Authentication Single-Sign On OpenID plugin DNA SSO does not apply
SupportSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Commercial Support Yes   Yes  
Online Help Available manual.b2evolution.net www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/ Context sensitive, online help
Issue Tracker support.etouch.net   DNA/ys Not yet
Books     1  
Support Forum support.etouch.net forums.b2evolution.net No Not yet
Mailing List samepage-support@etouch.net   No No
IRC-Channel Not available currently #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net No No
Blogging FeaturesSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple Multiple None
Tags Yes Yes Yes Yes
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive No
Pingback No   Send+Receive No
Ping Service Support Optional Yes No Yes
Link- / Blogroll No Yes Yes Yes
Protected Posts Yes Yes No No
Blog by Email No Yes Yes No
Blog by SMS/MMS No   No No
Blog API Can be provided on request blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 XML-RPC and Atom None
Post EditingSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes Yes No
Spell Checker Yes Plugin Yes Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Plugin Yes Yes
Undo Yes No Yes Yes
Syntax Highlighting No Plugin Yes No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes No
Asset Management Yes Yes Yes No
Emoticon Images Yes Plugin No No
Comment FeaturesSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Comment Layout Flat Flat Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments Yes Yes No No
E-Mail on Followup Optional Yes Yes No
Gravatars   Plugin No No
Open-ID Support   Client None None
Extended FeaturesSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Plugin System   Yes Yes No
Photo Gallery Yes Yes Yes No
Polls / Surveys Optional Plugin No No
Search Engine Yes Yes No Yes
Custom Pages No Yes No Yes
Google Sitemap Optional Yes No Yes
WorkflowSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Content Approval No Yes No No
Versioning Yes   No No
Article Publishing simple scheduled scheduled scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes Yes
InteroperabilitySamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Content Import Using custom import framework WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog Movable Type, blogSpirit Plain text, HTML, MSWord
Content Export No   blogSpirit None
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No   No No
HTML Output HTML 4 XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
AdministrationSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No Yes Yes No
Web Statistics Optional Yes Yes Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Optional Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
RSS 0.9x   Yes No No
RSS 1.0 Yes Yes No No
RSS 2.0   Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3     No No
ATOM 1.0   Yes Yes No
Podcasting/VideocastingSamePage Detailsb2evolution DetailsblogSpirit DetailsCakewalk Blogs Details
Podcast Feeds   Yes No No
ID3-Tag Editor     No No
YouTube Support Optional Yes Yes No
Media Converter     No No
Phone2Podcast Support     No No
Last updated2007-08-292008-01-282007-05-092007-11-26

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