DotClear vs. Wheatblog vs. Serendipity vs. Pivot vs. PSG

General Features DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Version
2.1.3
1.1
1.1
1.40.6
1.12.0
Release Date
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
2006-06-29 (18 years ago)
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
2008-07-13 (16 years ago)
2006-08-22 (17 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)
Author
Olivier Meunier
Wheat, Josh, Pete
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
$0.00
0
Free
Free
Development status
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Programming Language
PHP 5
PHP, SQL
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
Operating System
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Any
Any
Webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL or SQLite
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
None
Datastorage DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
XML-based flat file storage
Anti-Spam DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Akismet Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
You can write your own auth plugin
Support DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
Issue Tracker
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
Books
1
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Categorization
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
None
Tags
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Protected Posts
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Blog API
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
MetaWeblog, Moblog
Post Editing DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Optional
Undo
No
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
No
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Optional
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Comment Features DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
None
Extended Features DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Plugin System
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Search Engine
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Custom Pages
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Google Sitemap
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Workflow DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot PSG
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
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