b2evolution vs. Blogger vs. dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. Geeklog vs. LifeType vs. typo

General Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Version
2.4
N/A
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
1.8.2
1.2.6
4.1.1
Release Date
2006-12-01 (17 years ago)
N/A
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-01-31 (16 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
Google Inc.
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
The LifeType Project
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
N/A
BSD License
GPL v2
GNU version 2
GPL
MIT
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
0
Free
0
none
0
0
Development status
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
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
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Hosting Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Storage Quota
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
N/A
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Programming Language
PHP
N/A
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
php
PHP
Ruby on Rails
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
N/A
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
All
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
N/A
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Root Access
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other Requirements
N/A
IIS process account write access to web folder
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Ruby
Datastorage b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Text Files
No
N/A
Yes
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
N/A
Structured XML data store
no
Anti-Spam b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Akismet Support
Plugin
N/A
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
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
User Access Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
N/A
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
N/A
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 Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://help.blogger.com/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
Books
None
None
1
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Categorization
Multiple
None
Multiple
Single
Single
Single
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger data API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Undo
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Comment Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
Client + Server
Client
None
Extended Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Workflow b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
none
BlogML pending
MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom
Content Export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
BlogML pending
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType typo
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
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