b2evolution vs. dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. Geeklog vs. LifeType vs. Movable Type vs. Serendipity

General Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Version
2.4
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
1.8.2
1.2.6
4.21
1.1
Release Date
2006-12-01 (17 years ago)
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (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
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
The LifeType Project
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD License
GPL v2
GNU version 2
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
0 - Free
Free
0
none
0
$0
0
Development status
Mature
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
Multi-User Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Programming Language
PHP
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
php
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Text Files
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Other
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Structured XML data store
no
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 dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
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
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
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
Pluggable
Support b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
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://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
1
1
None
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
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
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client + Server
Client
Client + Server
None
Extended Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
BlogML pending
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
BlogML pending
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
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