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General Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Version
2.4
1.0d
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
0.1010
1.8.2
1.0.2
1.2.6
0.6
4.21
1.12.0
1.1
Release Date
2006-12-01 (16 years ago)
2006-11-07 (16 years ago)
2007-08-13 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (14 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2007-01-08 (15 years ago)
2008-01-31 (14 years ago)
2006-12-08 (15 years ago)
2008-08-20 (14 years ago)
2006-08-22 (16 years ago)
2006-06-29 (16 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
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Geeklog Team
Jeena Paradies / team
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
Six Apart
The PSG Team
Wheat, Josh, Pete
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
BSD License
GPL v2
GPLv2
GNU version 2
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
Free
0
Free
none
0
0
$0
Free
$0.00
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Beta
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
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Programming Language
PHP
Classic ASP
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Windows
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
Platform Independent
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Platform Independant
Any
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS 4.0+
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, works on IIS
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Any
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
None
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
MS Access
Structured XML data store
no
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
IP Ban List
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Definable Questions
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
No
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
Vista CardSpace pending
Extendable authentication API
The so-called "user data providers" allow LifeType to access user data from other sources transparently, be it an external application or an LDAP or ActiveDirectory directory
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://jeenaparadies.net/projects/jlog/report
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
None
1
None
1
None
None
None
2-5
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
None
Single
Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
Undo
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Comment Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client + Server
None
Client
None
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Google Sitemap
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Workflow b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
RSS
via RSS
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Administration b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type PSG Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
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