blogSpirit vs. DotClear vs. b2evolution vs. Serendipity vs. Ignition vs. Textpattern

General Features blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Version
5.0
2.1.3
2.4
1.1
1.0
4.0.7
Release Date
2007
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
Author
blogSpirit
Olivier Meunier
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Jacob Roeland
Team Textpattern
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
From $0 to Enterprise
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
GNU GPL v3
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
From $0 to Enterprise
0
0 - Free
0
Free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Hosting Features blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Storage Quota
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Programming Language
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.3+
Operating System
Linux
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Tested in Windows and Linux
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Webserver
Apache
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Akismet Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Antispam spirit
Trackback validation
several specialized antispam plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
User Access Features blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
DNA SSO
Extendable authentication API
OpenID plugin
Support blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://textpattern.com/
Issue Tracker
DNA/ys
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
Books
1
1
None
None
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
No
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, Blogger
MovableType, metaWeblog
Post Editing blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Undo
Yes
No
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
None
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
None
None
Extended Features blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Workflow blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Content Import
Movable Type, blogSpirit
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Content Export
blogSpirit
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unlimited, template-based
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Trash
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Syndication blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting blogSpirit DotClear b2evolution Serendipity Ignition Textpattern
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
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