b2evolution vs. Blogger vs. dasBlog vs. LifeType vs. Movable Type vs. Serendipity vs. typo

General Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Version
2.4
N/A
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
1.2.6
4.21
1.1
4.1.1
Release Date
2006-12-01 (17 years ago)
N/A
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (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
Google Inc.
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
The LifeType Project
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
N/A
BSD License
GPL
GPL
BSD
MIT
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
0
Free
0
$0
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
Yes
Yes
No
Hosting Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity 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 LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Programming Language
PHP
N/A
asp.net 2.0
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Ruby on Rails
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
N/A
Any Windows IIS platform
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
N/A
IIS 4.0+
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, 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
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Ruby
Datastorage b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Text Files
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
SQLite
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
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
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Akismet Support
Plugin
N/A
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
N/A
Unknown
No
Optional
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
N/A
Vista CardSpace pending
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
Support b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://help.blogger.com/
http://dasblog.info/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
Books
None
None
None
2-5
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Categorization
Multiple
None
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
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
Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger data API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Undo
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Comment Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
Client
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Workflow b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
none
BlogML pending
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
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
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Blogger dasBlog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity typo
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Plugin
No
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