Feature Comparison

General Featuresb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Version 2.4 does not apply1.6 1.8.2
Release Date 02-dec-2006 does not apply2004-04-23 30 Dez 2012
Author Francois Planque / evoTeam Google Inc. EllisLab, Inc. Geeklog Team
URL b2evolution.net www.blogger.com expressionengine.com www.geeklog.net
Free and Open Source Yes does not apply No Yes
License GPL does not applyProprietary GNU version 2
License Cost/ Fee 0 - Free 0 From 0$ - 249.95$ none
Development status Mature does not applyMature Mature
Interface Languages en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 9 over 15 31
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes No Yes Optional
Hosting Featuresb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Storage Quota does not apply None does not applydoes not apply
Bandwidth Quota does not apply None does not applydoes not apply
Other Limits does not apply None does not applydoes not apply
Corporate Branding does not apply No does not applydoes not apply
Own Domain does not apply No does not applydoes not apply
Ads allowed does not apply Yes does not applydoes not apply
Topic Restrictions does not applyNo Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography does not applydoes not apply
System Requirementsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Programming Language PHP does not applyPHP php
Operating System Linux, Windows or other does not applyLinux, Windows, OS X, BSD, Solaris any
Webserver Apache, IIS or other does not applyIIS, Apache any
Root Access   does not apply No No
Other Requirements   does not applyPHP must have XML support PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorageb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Text Files No does not apply No No
MySQL Yes does not apply Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No does not apply No No
Oracle No does not apply No No
SQLite No does not apply No No
BerkeleyDB No does not apply No No
MS SQL Server No does not apply No Yes
Other (must overload DB abstraction class) does not apply No no
Anti-Spamb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Akismet Support Plugin does not apply Plugin No
Word Blacklist Yes No Yes Plugin
IP Ban List Plugin No Yes Plugin
CAPTCHA Plugin Yes Yes Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms several specialized antispam plugins Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only Email Banning, secure forms, randomized Trackbacks, Bad Behavior extension BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access Featuresb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
ACL Yes No Yes Yes
Audit Log Yes No Yes No
LDAP Authentication Plugin does not apply No Yes
Other Authentication OpenID plugin does not apply No  
Supportb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Commercial Support   No Yes Yes
Online Help manual.b2evolution.net help.blogger.com expressionengine.com www.geeklog.net
Issue Tracker   knownissues.blogspot.com expressionengine.com project.geeklog.net
Books   None None 1
Support Forum forums.b2evolution.net groups.google.com expressionengine.com www.geeklog.net
Mailing List   groups.google.com No www.geeklog.net
IRC-Channel #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net No freenode.net, #expressionengine #geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Featuresb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Categorization Multiple None Multiple Single
Tags Yes No Yes Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive No Send+Receive Send+Receive
Pingback   No No Send+Receive
Ping Service Support Yes No Yes  
Link- / Blogroll Yes Yes Yes Plugin
Protected Posts Yes No Yes Optional
Blog by Email Yes Yes Yes  
Blog by SMS/MMS   Yes Yes  
Blog API blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 Blogger data API Blogger, MovableType/Metaweblog  
Post Editingb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Multi-paged posts Yes No Yes Yes
Spell Checker Plugin Yes Yes No
WYSIWYG Editor Plugin Yes Plugin Optional
Undo No   Yes No
Syntax Highlighting Plugin No Yes No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes No Yes Plugin
Emoticon Images Plugin No Yes No
Comment Featuresb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Comment Layout Flat Flat Flat Threaded
Feeds for Comments Yes No Optional No
E-Mail on Followup Yes No Yes No
Gravatars Plugin No Plugin Yes
Open-ID Support Client None None Client + Server
Extended Featuresb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Plugin System Yes No Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Yes No Yes Plugin
Polls / Surveys Plugin No Plugin Plugin
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Optional
Custom Pages Yes No Yes Yes
Google Sitemap Yes No Optional  
Workflowb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Content Approval Yes No Yes Yes
Versioning   No Yes No
Article Publishing scheduled simple scheduled scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes No
Interoperabilityb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Content Import WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog none MovableType, pMachine, RSS, CSV  
Content Export   HTML via FTP/SFTP MySQL  
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support   No No  
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional HTML 4
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Administrationb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Optional Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash Yes No No No
Web Statistics Yes No Yes Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes No
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Syndicationb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
RSS 0.9x Yes No Yes Yes
RSS 1.0 Yes No Yes Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3   Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes No Yes Yes
Podcasting/Videocastingb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsExpressionEngine DetailsGeeklog Details
Podcast Feeds Yes No Yes No
ID3-Tag Editor   No No  
YouTube Support Yes No Yes  
Media Converter   No No  
Phone2Podcast Support   No Yes  
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