Feature Comparison

General FeaturesSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Version 1.1 2.1.3 0.6 5.0
Release Date 2006-12-28 2008-11-20 2006-12-09 2007
Author Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al Olivier Meunier Gerrit van Aaken blogSpirit
URL www.s9y.org dotclear.org loudblog.de www.blogspirit.com
Free and Open Source Yes Yes Yes No
License BSD GPL v2 GPL From $0 to Enterprise
License Cost/ Fee 0 0 0 From $0 to Enterprise
Development status Mature Mature Beta Mature
Interface Languages English, German, Danish, French and many more 6 about 10 6
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes No Yes
Hosting FeaturesSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog 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 RequirementsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Programming Language PHP PHP 5 PHP PHP
Operating System Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Unix/Linux, Windows all Linux
Webserver Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS) Apache, Lighthttpd Apache, IIS Apache
Root Access No No No No
Other Requirements Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)     None
DatastorageSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Text Files No No No No
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL Yes Yes No 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-SpamSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Akismet Support Yes Yes No No
Word Blacklist Yes Yes No Yes
IP Ban List Yes Yes No Yes
CAPTCHA Yes   No Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks, Trackback validation Definable Questions Antispam spirit
User Access FeaturesSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
ACL Yes Yes   Yes
Audit Log No No   No
LDAP Authentication Plugin Optional   No
Other Authentication   Extendable authentication API   DNA SSO
SupportSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Commercial Support Yes No No Yes
Online Help www.s9y.org dotclear.org loudblog.de www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
Issue Tracker sourceforge.net dev.dotclear.org   DNA/ys
Books None 1 None 1
Support Forum board.s9y.org dotclear.net loudblog.de No
Mailing List lists.sourceforge.net     No
IRC-Channel www.s9y.org #dotclear on freenode   No
Blogging FeaturesSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Categorization Multiple Single Multiple Multiple
Tags Plugin Yes No Yes
Archiving Yes Yes No Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive No Send+Receive
Pingback Send+Receive No No Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Yes Yes Yes No
Link- / Blogroll Plugin Yes No Yes
Protected Posts Yes Yes   No
Blog by Email Plugin Plugin No Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS No Plugin No No
Blog API MovableType, Blogger WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger none XML-RPC and Atom
Post EditingSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Multi-paged posts Yes No No Yes
Spell Checker Plugin No No Yes
WYSIWYG Editor Optional Yes No Yes
Undo Optional No No Yes
Syntax Highlighting Plugin No No Yes
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes No Yes
Emoticon Images Yes Optional No No
Comment FeaturesSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Comment Layout Threaded Flat Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments Yes Yes Yes No
E-Mail on Followup Yes Plugin No Yes
Gravatars Plugin Plugin No No
Open-ID Support None   None None
Extended FeaturesSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Yes Plugin No Yes
Polls / Surveys Plugin Plugin No No
Search Engine Yes Yes No No
Custom Pages Plugin Yes No No
Google Sitemap Plugin Plugin No No
WorkflowSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Content Approval Optional Yes Yes No
Versioning Yes No No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled scheduled scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes No Yes
InteroperabilitySerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Content Import WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...   none Movable Type, blogSpirit
Content Export Dump to RSS, Database export   via RSS blogSpirit
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No No Yes No
HTML Output XHTML 1.1 XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs Yes Yes No Yes
AdministrationSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No No No Yes
Web Statistics Plugin Plugin Yes Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
RSS 0.9x Yes No No No
RSS 1.0 Yes No No No
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes No No No
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes No Yes
Podcasting/VideocastingSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog DetailsblogSpirit Details
Podcast Feeds Plugin Yes Yes No
ID3-Tag Editor Yes No Yes No
YouTube Support Plugin Yes No Yes
Media Converter No No No No
Phone2Podcast Support Plugin No No No
Last updated2007-01-182008-12-012007-01-272007-05-09

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