Battle Blog vs. Blogger vs. dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. FlatPress vs. Geeklog vs. Jlog vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. Serendipity vs. Wheatblog vs. WikyBlog

General Features Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Version
1.0d
N/A
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
0.1010
1.8.2
1.0.2
1.2.6
0.6
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
2006-11-07 (15 years ago)
N/A
2007-08-13 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2007-01-08 (15 years ago)
2008-01-31 (14 years ago)
2006-12-08 (15 years ago)
2008-07-13 (14 years ago)
2006-08-22 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2006-06-29 (16 years ago)
2007-10-23 (14 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)
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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
David Pinero
Google Inc.
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Geeklog Team
Jeena Paradies / team
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Wheat, Josh, Pete
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
N/A
BSD License
GPL v2
GPLv2
GNU version 2
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
Free
0
Free
none
0
0
Free
Free
0
$0.00
0
Development status
Mature
N/A
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Unknown
No
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Hosting Features Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Storage Quota
N/A
None
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
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
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
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
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
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
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
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Programming Language
Classic ASP
N/A
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
php
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
PHP, SQL
PHP
Operating System
Windows
N/A
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
Platform Independent
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
N/A
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, works on IIS
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
N/A
IIS process account write access to web folder
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL or SQLite
MySQL
Datastorage Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Text Files
No
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
N/A
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
MS Access
N/A
Structured XML data store
no
XML-based flat file storage
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Unknown
N/A
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Word Blacklist
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
IP Ban List
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
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
Definable Questions
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
ACL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
N/A
Unknown
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
N/A
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
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://help.blogger.com/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://jeenaparadies.net/projects/jlog/report
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
None
None
1
None
1
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Categorization
Multiple
None
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Single
Tags
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Trackback
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Blog API
Blogger data API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
No
Undo
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Features Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
None
Client
None
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Plugin System
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Google Sitemap
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Workflow Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
No
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Interoperability Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Content Import
none
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
none
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
RSS
via RSS
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Administration Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Battle Blog Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
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