Blogger vs. dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. Geeklog vs. LifeType vs. Movable Type vs. Serendipity

General Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Version
N/A
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
1.8.2
1.2.6
4.21
1.1
Release Date
N/A
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
Google Inc.
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
The LifeType Project
Six Apart
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
N/A
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
N/A
BSD License
GPL v2
GNU version 2
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
0
Free
0
none
0
$0
0
Development status
N/A
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Hosting Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Storage Quota
None
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
Other Limits
None
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
Own Domain
No
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
Topic Restrictions
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Programming Language
N/A
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
php
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
Operating System
N/A
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Platform Independant
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
N/A
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
N/A
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
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Text Files
N/A
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
N/A
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
N/A
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
N/A
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
N/A
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
N/A
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Other
N/A
Structured XML data store
no
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Akismet Support
N/A
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
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
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
N/A
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
Plugin
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
Support Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://help.blogger.com/
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
None
1
1
None
2-5
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Categorization
None
Multiple
Single
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
Blogger data API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Client
Client + Server
None
Extended Features Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Content Import
none
BlogML pending
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
BlogML pending
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Web Statistics
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Blogger dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
YouTube Support
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
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