dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. FlatPress vs. LifeType vs. NucleusCMS vs. PSG vs. Wheatblog

General Features dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Version
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
0.1010
1.2.6
3.24
1.12.0
1.1
Release Date
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
2009-01-23 (15 years ago)
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2006-11-10 (17 years ago)
2006-08-22 (17 years ago)
2006-06-29 (18 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)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Olivier Meunier
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
The LifeType Project
Wouter Demuynck and others
The PSG Team
Wheat, Josh, Pete
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD License
GPL v2
GPLv2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
Free
0
free
Free
$0.00
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Programming Language
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
Platform Independent
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache with PHP
Any
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
None
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
Structured XML data store
Anti-Spam dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Vista CardSpace pending
Extendable authentication API
The so-called "user data providers" allow LifeType to access user data from other sources transparently, be it an external application or an LDAP or ActiveDirectory directory
You can write your own auth plugin
Support dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Online Help
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
None
1
None
None
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Single
None
Single
Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
No
No
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
Post Editing dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Undo
No
No
Unknown
Yes
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Comment Features dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
None
None
Extended Features dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Custom Pages
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Google Sitemap
Yes
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Workflow dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Content Import
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
yes
Content Export
BlogML pending
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
backup to SQL
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Administration dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Podcasting/Videocasting dasBlog DotClear FlatPress LifeType NucleusCMS PSG Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
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