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

General Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Version
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
4.1.1
1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
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)
2007-05-07 (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)
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2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
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
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
BSD License
GPL v2
GPLv2
GNU version 2
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
MIT
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
Free
0
Free
none
0
0
Free
Free
0
0
$0.00
0
Development status
N/A
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Hosting Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Storage Quota
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
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
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
N/A
Other Limits
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
N/A
Corporate Branding
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
N/A
Own Domain
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
N/A
Ads allowed
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
N/A
Topic Restrictions
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
N/A
System Requirements Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Programming Language
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
Ruby on Rails
PHP, SQL
PHP
Operating System
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
All
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
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, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Apache
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
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)
Ruby
MySQL or SQLite
MySQL
Datastorage Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Text Files
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
MySQL
N/A
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
SQLite
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MS SQL Server
N/A
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
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 Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Akismet Support
N/A
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
IP Ban List
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
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 Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
N/A
Unknown
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
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 Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
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://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
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://trac.typosphere.org/report
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
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Categorization
None
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
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
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
No
Undo
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Yes
Comment Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Gravatars
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
None
Client
None
None
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Workflow Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Interoperability Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Content Import
none
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
none
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
HTML via FTP/SFTP
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
RSS
via RSS
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
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 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Administration Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog Jlog LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
No
YouTube Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
No
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