b2evolution vs. Battle Blog vs. FlatPress vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. PSG

General Features b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Version
2.4
1.0d
0.1010
1.2.6
0.6
1.12.0
Release Date
2006-12-01 (17 years ago)
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
2009-01-23 (15 years ago)
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2006-08-22 (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)
Author
Francois Planque / evoTeam
David Pinero
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
The PSG Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPLv2
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
Free
0
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Programming Language
PHP
Classic ASP
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Windows
Platform Independent
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Any
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS 4.0+
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
Datastorage b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
MS Access
Anti-Spam b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Akismet Support
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
IP Ban List
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Definable Questions
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
ACL
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
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
You can write your own auth plugin
Support b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
Issue Tracker
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
Books
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Tags
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Protected Posts
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
WordPress (plugin)
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
Post Editing b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Optional
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Undo
No
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Comment Features b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Patch
Plugin
No
Yes
Open-ID Support
Client
Client
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Google Sitemap
Yes
Unknown
Patch
Plugin
No
No
Workflow b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
none
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
via RSS
Unicode Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Administration b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Battle Blog FlatPress LifeType Loudblog PSG
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
No
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