blogSpirit vs. b2evolution vs. Textpattern vs. DotClear vs. Serendipity vs. Blogger

General Features blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Version
5.0
2.4
4.0.7
2.1.3
1.1
N/A
Release Date
2007
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
N/A
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
Author
blogSpirit
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Team Textpattern
Olivier Meunier
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Google Inc.
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
License
From $0 to Enterprise
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
BSD
N/A
License Cost/ Fee
From $0 to Enterprise
0 - Free
0
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
N/A
Interface Languages
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Hosting Features blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Storage Quota
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Bandwidth Quota
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Other Limits
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
None
Corporate Branding
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Topic Restrictions
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
No Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography
System Requirements blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.3+
PHP 5
PHP
N/A
Operating System
Linux
Linux, Windows or other
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Unix/Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
N/A
Webserver
Apache
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Apache, Lighthttpd
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
N/A
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
Other Requirements
None
MySQL 3.23+
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
N/A
Datastorage blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
N/A
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
SQLite
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
N/A
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
N/A
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
N/A
Anti-Spam blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
N/A
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Antispam spirit
several specialized antispam plugins
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only
User Access Features blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
No
Optional
Plugin
N/A
Other Authentication
DNA SSO
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
N/A
Support blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://textpattern.com/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://help.blogger.com/
Issue Tracker
DNA/ys
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://knownissues.blogspot.com/
Books
1
1
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, metaWeblog
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger data API
Post Editing blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Undo
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Comment Features blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
None
None
Extended Features blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Google Sitemap
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Workflow blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Content Import
Movable Type, blogSpirit
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
none
Content Export
blogSpirit
Unlimited, template-based
Dump to RSS, Database export
HTML via FTP/SFTP
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting blogSpirit b2evolution Textpattern DotClear Serendipity Blogger
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
No
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