Feature Comparison

General FeaturesblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Version 5.0 1.1 2.1.3 0.6
Release Date 2007 2006-12-28 2008-11-20 2006-12-09
Author blogSpirit Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al Olivier Meunier Gerrit van Aaken
URL www.blogspirit.com www.s9y.org dotclear.org loudblog.de
Free and Open Source No Yes Yes Yes
License From $0 to Enterprise BSD GPL v2 GPL
License Cost/ Fee From $0 to Enterprise 0 0 0
Development status Mature Mature Mature Beta
Interface Languages 6 English, German, Danish, French and many more 6 about 10
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes Yes Yes No
Hosting FeaturesblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Storage Quota does not apply does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Bandwidth Quota does not apply does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Other Limits does not apply does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Corporate Branding No does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Own Domain Yes does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Ads allowed Yes does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
Topic Restrictions does not apply does not applydoes not applydoes not apply
System RequirementsblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Programming Language PHP PHP PHP 5 PHP
Operating System Linux Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others Unix/Linux, Windows all
Webserver Apache Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS) Apache, Lighthttpd Apache, IIS
Root Access No No No No
Other Requirements None Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)    
DatastorageblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Text Files No No No No
MySQL Yes Yes Yes Yes
PostgreSQL No Yes Yes No
Oracle No No No No
SQLite No Yes Yes Yes
BerkeleyDB No No No No
MS SQL Server No No No No
Other None New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL    
Anti-SpamblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Akismet Support No Yes Yes No
Word Blacklist Yes Yes Yes No
IP Ban List Yes Yes Yes No
CAPTCHA Yes Yes   No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms Antispam spirit URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks, Trackback validation Definable Questions
User Access FeaturesblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
ACL Yes Yes Yes  
Audit Log No No No  
LDAP Authentication No Plugin Optional  
Other Authentication DNA SSO   Extendable authentication API  
SupportblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Commercial Support Yes Yes No No
Online Help www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/ www.s9y.org dotclear.org loudblog.de
Issue Tracker DNA/ys sourceforge.net dev.dotclear.org  
Books 1 None 1 None
Support Forum No board.s9y.org dotclear.net loudblog.de
Mailing List No lists.sourceforge.net    
IRC-Channel No www.s9y.org #dotclear on freenode  
Blogging FeaturesblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple Single Multiple
Tags Yes Plugin Yes No
Archiving Yes Yes Yes No
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive Send+Receive No
Pingback Send+Receive Send+Receive No No
Ping Service Support No Yes Yes Yes
Link- / Blogroll Yes Plugin Yes No
Protected Posts No Yes Yes  
Blog by Email Yes Plugin Plugin No
Blog by SMS/MMS No No Plugin No
Blog API XML-RPC and Atom MovableType, Blogger WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger none
Post EditingblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Multi-paged posts Yes Yes No No
Spell Checker Yes Plugin No No
WYSIWYG Editor Yes Optional Yes No
Undo Yes Optional No No
Syntax Highlighting Yes Plugin No No
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes Yes No
Emoticon Images No Yes Optional No
Comment FeaturesblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Comment Layout Flat Threaded Flat Flat
Feeds for Comments No Yes Yes Yes
E-Mail on Followup Yes Yes Plugin No
Gravatars No Plugin Plugin No
Open-ID Support None None   None
Extended FeaturesblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Plugin System Yes Yes Yes Yes
Photo Gallery Yes Yes Plugin No
Polls / Surveys No Plugin Plugin No
Search Engine No Yes Yes No
Custom Pages No Plugin Yes No
Google Sitemap No Plugin Plugin No
WorkflowblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Content Approval No Optional Yes Yes
Versioning No Yes No No
Article Publishing scheduled scheduled scheduled scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes No
InteroperabilityblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Content Import Movable Type, blogSpirit WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...   none
Content Export blogSpirit Dump to RSS, Database export   via RSS
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No No No Yes
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.1 XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes No
AdministrationblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Yes Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash Yes No No No
Web Statistics Yes Plugin Plugin Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
SyndicationblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
RSS 0.9x No Yes No No
RSS 1.0 No Yes No No
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 No Yes No No
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes Yes No
Podcasting/VideocastingblogSpirit DetailsSerendipity DetailsDotClear DetailsLoudblog Details
Podcast Feeds No Plugin Yes Yes
ID3-Tag Editor No Yes No Yes
YouTube Support Yes Plugin Yes No
Media Converter No No No No
Phone2Podcast Support No Plugin No No
Last updated2007-05-092007-01-182008-12-012007-01-27

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