b2evolution vs. Battle Blog vs. dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. typo

General Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Version
2.4
1.0d
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
1.2.6
0.6
4.1.1
Release Date
2006-12-01 (17 years ago)
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2007-05-07 (17 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
Francois Planque / evoTeam
David Pinero
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
BSD License
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
MIT
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
Free
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
Multi-User Support
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Programming Language
PHP
Classic ASP
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Windows
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
All
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS 4.0+
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
Ruby
Datastorage b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
MS Access
Structured XML data store
Anti-Spam b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Akismet Support
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Definable Questions
User Access Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
No
Unknown
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
Support b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
Books
None
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Undo
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Comment Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Workflow b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
BlogML pending
none
MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom
Content Export
BlogML pending
via RSS
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Administration b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Battle Blog dasBlog DotClear LifeType Loudblog typo
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
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