b2evolution vs. Wordpress vs. DotClear vs. Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Textpattern

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