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General Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Version
2.4
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
1.8.2
4.21
1.1
4.1.1
Release Date
2006-12-01 (17 years ago)
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-08-20 (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
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
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
BSD
MIT
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
4
German, English, French, Romanian
Multi-User Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Programming Language
PHP
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
php
Perl 5
PHP
Ruby on Rails
Operating System
Linux, Windows or other
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
Webserver
Apache, IIS or other
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
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)
Ruby
Datastorage b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Text Files
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
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 Movable Type Serendipity typo
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
OpenID plugin
Vista CardSpace pending
Extendable authentication API
Pluggable
Support b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
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.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
Books
None
1
1
2-5
None
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 Movable Type Serendipity typo
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
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
Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
No
Blog API
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
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
Yes
No
Comment Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client + Server
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Workflow b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Content Import
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
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
BlogML pending
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
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 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
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
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
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 Movable Type Serendipity typo
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting b2evolution dasBlog DotClear Geeklog Movable Type Serendipity typo
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
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