FlatPress vs. DotClear vs. Serendipity vs. Pivot vs. PSG

General Features FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Version
0.1010
2.1.3
1.1
1.40.6
1.12.0
Release Date
2009-01-23 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 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
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Olivier Meunier
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
GPL v2
BSD
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
Free
Free
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Programming Language
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP 5
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
Operating System
Platform Independent
Unix/Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Any
Any
Webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, Lighthttpd
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
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
None
Datastorage FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Text Files
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
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 FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
Plugin
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
You can write your own auth plugin
Support FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
Issue Tracker
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
Books
None
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
None
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Protected Posts
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Blog by Email
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
MetaWeblog, Moblog
Post Editing FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Optional
Undo
Unknown
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Comment Features FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Gravatars
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
Extended Features FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Google Sitemap
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Workflow FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration FlatPress DotClear 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
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting FlatPress DotClear Serendipity Pivot PSG
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
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