FlatPress vs. Serendipity vs. Wordpress vs. Geeklog vs. b2evolution vs. WikyBlog

General Features FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Version
0.1010
1.1
2.0.7
1.8.2
2.4
1.5.4
Release Date
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2007-10-23 (14 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
WordPress Development Team
Geeklog Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
BSD
GPL
GNU version 2
GPL
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
none
0 - Free
0
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
System Requirements FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Programming Language
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Platform Independent
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Linux, Windows or other
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Anything with PHP
any
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
MySQL
Datastorage FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
None
no
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Anti-Spam FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
various other plugins
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
User Access Features FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Support FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
None
None
5+
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
No
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Post Editing FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Optional
Plugin
No
Undo
Unknown
Optional
No
No
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Gravatars
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
Client
None
Extended Features FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Workflow FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Interoperability FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting FlatPress Serendipity Wordpress Geeklog b2evolution WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Plugin
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
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