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General Features b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Version
2.4
N/A
2.1.3
1.8.2
4.21
1.1
4.0.7
2.0.7
Release Date
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
N/A
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-08-20 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2008-11-28 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 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)
Author
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Google Inc.
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Team Textpattern
WordPress Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
N/A
GPL v2
GNU version 2
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
0
0
none
$0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
Hosting Features b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Storage Quota
N/A
None
N/A
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
N/A
Other Limits
N/A
None
N/A
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
N/A
Own Domain
N/A
No
N/A
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
N/A
Topic Restrictions
N/A
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Programming Language
PHP
N/A
PHP 5
php
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.3+
PHP
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
N/A
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
N/A
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Anything with PHP
Root Access
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
N/A
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Text Files
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
N/A
no
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
None
Anti-Spam b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Akismet Support
Plugin
N/A
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
IP Ban List
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
Trackback validation
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
various other plugins
User Access Features b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
N/A
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
N/A
Extendable authentication API
Pluggable
None
Support b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://help.blogger.com/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://textpattern.com/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
Books
None
1
1
2-5
None
1
5+
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Categorization
Multiple
None
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Blogger data API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
MovableType, metaWeblog
metaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Undo
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client + Server
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
from 22 other blog systems
Content Export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unlimited, template-based
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution Blogger DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity Textpattern Wordpress
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
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