dasBlog vs. DotClear vs. Geeklog vs. LifeType vs. Movable Type vs. typo vs. WikyBlog

General Features dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Version
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
2.1.3
1.8.2
1.2.6
4.21
4.1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2007-05-07 (17 years ago)
2007-10-23 (16 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
Geeklog Team
The LifeType Project
Six Apart
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD License
GPL v2
GNU version 2
GPL
GPL
MIT
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
none
0
$0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
Multi-User Support
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Optional
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Programming Language
asp.net 2.0
PHP 5
php
PHP
Perl 5
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Operating System
Any Windows IIS platform
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Platform Independant
All
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Ruby
MySQL
Datastorage dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Other
Structured XML data store
no
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
User Access Features dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Optional
No
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
Pluggable
Support dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://dasblog.info/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
None
1
1
None
2-5
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
No
Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Spell Checker
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
Undo
No
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Comment Features dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
Client
Client + Server
None
None
Extended Features dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Patch
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Workflow dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Content Import
BlogML pending
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom
Content Export
BlogML pending
Yes
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting dasBlog DotClear Geeklog LifeType Movable Type typo WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
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