DotClear vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. NucleusCMS vs. PSG vs. typo vs. WikyBlog

General Features DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Version
2.1.3
1.2.6
0.6
3.24
1.12.0
4.1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2006-11-10 (17 years ago)
2006-08-22 (17 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
Olivier Meunier
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
Wouter Demuynck and others
The PSG Team
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
MIT
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
free
Free
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Programming Language
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Operating System
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
All
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache with PHP
Any
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other Requirements
None
Ruby
MySQL
Datastorage DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
Anti-Spam DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
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
Definable Questions
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
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 DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Online Help
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
1
None
None
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Categorization
Single
Single
Multiple
Single
None
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
No
No
No
Plugin
Optional
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
No
Yes
No
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Comment Features DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Workflow DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Content Import
none
yes
MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom
Content Export
via RSS
backup to SQL
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting DotClear LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS PSG typo WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
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