FlatPress vs. DotClear vs. Wheatblog vs. Serendipity vs. Pivot

General Features FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Version
0.1010
2.1.3
1.1
1.1
1.40.6
Release Date
2009-01-23 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (15 years ago)
2006-06-29 (18 years ago)
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
2008-07-13 (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)
Author
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Olivier Meunier
Wheat, Josh, Pete
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Pivot Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
$0.00
0
Free
Development status
Beta
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
System Requirements FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Programming Language
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP 5
PHP, SQL
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
Operating System
Platform Independent
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Any
Webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL or SQLite
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
ACL
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
Support FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
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/?group_id=22229
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
Books
None
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
MetaWeblog, Moblog
Post Editing FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Undo
Unknown
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Unknown
Comment Features FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Unknown
Gravatars
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
Extended Features FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Google Sitemap
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Workflow FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interoperability FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
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
No
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Administration FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Pivot
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
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