blogSpirit vs. Ignition vs. Geeklog vs. Pebble vs. Wordpress vs. Serendipity

General Features blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Version
5.0
1.0
1.8.2
2.5.1
2.0.7
1.1
Release Date
2007
2013-09-16 (9 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
29/11/2010
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
blogSpirit
Jacob Roeland
Geeklog Team
Simon Brown
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
From $0 to Enterprise
GNU GPL v3
GNU version 2
BSD
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
From $0 to Enterprise
Free
none
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Hosting Features blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
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 Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
php
Java
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Linux
Tested in Windows and Linux
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Apache
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
any
Any Java Application Server
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Other
None
no
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Akismet Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Antispam spirit
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
DNA SSO
None
Support blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Commercial Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
DNA/ys
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://open.jira.com/browse/PEBBLE
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
1
None
1
None
5+
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Optional
Undo
Yes
No
No
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Features blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
None
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Gravatars
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Client
None
Extended Features blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
No
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Content Approval
No
No
Yes
No
No
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Content Import
Movable Type, blogSpirit
atom/rss
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
blogSpirit
atom/rss
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
HTML 4
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting blogSpirit Ignition Geeklog Pebble Wordpress Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
No
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
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