blogSpirit vs. Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Pebble

General Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Version
5.0
1.1
1.8.2
2.5.1
Release Date
2007
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
29/11/2010
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
Simon Brown
URL
Free and Open Source
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
From $0 to Enterprise
BSD
GNU version 2
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
From $0 to Enterprise
0
none
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Hosting Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
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 Pebble
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
php
Java
Operating System
Linux
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Webserver
Apache
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Any Java Application Server
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 Pebble
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 Pebble
Akismet Support
No
Yes
No
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
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 Pebble
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other Authentication
DNA SSO
Support blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
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
http://open.jira.com/browse/PEBBLE
Books
1
None
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
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 Pebble
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
Yes
Undo
Yes
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
No
No
Comment Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Client
Extended Features blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Workflow blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Content Approval
No
Optional
Yes
No
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
Content Import
Movable Type, blogSpirit
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
atom/rss
Content Export
blogSpirit
Dump to RSS, Database export
atom/rss
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 Pebble
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
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
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting blogSpirit Serendipity Geeklog Pebble
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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