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General Features b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Version
2.4
1.0d
N/A
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
0.1010
1.0.2
0.6
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
2006-12-01 (16 years ago)
2006-11-07 (16 years ago)
N/A
2007-08-13 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (14 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2007-01-08 (15 years ago)
2006-12-08 (15 years ago)
2008-07-13 (14 years ago)
2006-08-22 (16 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2007-10-23 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
Francois Planque / evoTeam
David Pinero
Google Inc.
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Jeena Paradies / team
Gerrit van Aaken
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
N/A
BSD License
GPL v2
GPLv2
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
0
Free
0
Free
0
Free
Free
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Unknown
No
Optional
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Hosting Features b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Programming Language
PHP
Classic ASP
N/A
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Windows
N/A
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
Platform Independent
all
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS 4.0+
N/A
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, IIS
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
N/A
IIS process account write access to web folder
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL
Datastorage b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Text Files
No
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
MS Access
N/A
Structured XML data store
XML-based flat file storage
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Plugin
Unknown
N/A
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
Trackback validation
Definable Questions
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
ACL
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
N/A
Unknown
Optional
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
N/A
Vista CardSpace pending
Extendable authentication API
You can write your own auth plugin
Support b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://help.blogger.com/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://jeenaparadies.net/projects/jlog/report
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
None
None
1
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger data API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
none
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Comment Features b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Plugin System
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Workflow b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
none
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
none
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
RSS
via RSS
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Jlog Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
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