Blogger vs. dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. FlatPress vs. Geeklog vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. Movable Type vs. NucleusCMS vs. PSG vs. typo vs. Wheatblog

General Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Version
N/A
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
0.1010
1.8.2
1.2.6
0.6
4.21
3.24
1.12.0
4.1.1
1.1
Release Date
N/A
2007-08-13 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (14 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-01-31 (14 years ago)
2006-12-08 (15 years ago)
2008-08-20 (14 years ago)
2006-11-10 (16 years ago)
2006-08-22 (16 years ago)
2007-05-07 (15 years ago)
2006-06-29 (16 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
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Author
Google Inc.
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Geeklog Team
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
Six Apart
Wouter Demuynck and others
The PSG Team
Wheat, Josh, Pete
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
BSD License
GPL v2
GPLv2
GNU version 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
MIT
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
Free
0
Free
none
0
0
$0
free
Free
0
$0.00
Development status
N/A
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Hosting Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
System Requirements Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Programming Language
N/A
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
php
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP, SQL
Operating System
N/A
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
Platform Independent
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
All
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
N/A
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, works on IIS
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache with PHP
Any
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Apache
Root Access
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
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
Ruby
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Text Files
N/A
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
N/A
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
N/A
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Other
N/A
Structured XML data store
no
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Akismet Support
N/A
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
IP Ban List
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
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
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
N/A
Unknown
Optional
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Optional
No
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
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
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.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
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://bugs.lifetype.net
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
None
None
1
None
1
None
None
2-5
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Categorization
None
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Single
None
Multiple
Single
Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
No
Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
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
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Comment Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Client
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Custom Pages
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Google Sitemap
No
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
No
Workflow Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Content Import
none
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
yes
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
via RSS
Yes
backup to SQL
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
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 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Administration Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
E-Mail Notifications
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Blogger dasBlog DotClear FlatPress Geeklog LifeType Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS PSG typo Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
YouTube Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
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