blogSpirit vs. Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Ignition

General Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Version
5.0
1.1
1.8.2
1.0
Release Date
2007
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2013-09-16 (10 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)
Author
blogSpirit
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Geeklog Team
Jacob Roeland
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
From $0 to Enterprise
BSD
GNU version 2
GNU GPL v3
License Cost/ Fee
From $0 to Enterprise
0
none
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Hosting Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Storage Quota
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
Bandwidth Quota
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
Other Limits
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
Corporate Branding
No
N/A
N/A
N/A
Own Domain
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Ads allowed
Yes
N/A
N/A
N/A
Topic Restrictions
does not apply
N/A
N/A
N/A
System Requirements blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
php
PHP
Operating System
Linux
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Tested in Windows and Linux
Webserver
Apache
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorage blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
Anti-Spam blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Akismet Support
No
Yes
No
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Antispam spirit
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Other Authentication
DNA SSO
Support blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Issue Tracker
DNA/ys
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Books
1
None
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Optional
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
Unknown
No
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
Yes
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
None
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
None
Extended Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Optional
No
Custom Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Workflow blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Content Approval
No
Optional
Yes
No
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
No
Interoperability blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Content Import
Movable Type, blogSpirit
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
blogSpirit
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Syndication blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Ignition
Podcast Feeds
No
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
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