FlatPress vs. Wordpress vs. Serendipity vs. DotClear vs. Ignition vs. b2evolution

General Features FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Version
0.1010
2.0.7
1.1
2.1.3
1.0
2.4
Release Date
2009-01-23 (11 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2013-09-16 (6 years ago)
2006-12-01 (13 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
2020-02-05 (4 months ago)
Author
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
WordPress Development Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Olivier Meunier
Jacob Roeland
Francois Planque / evoTeam
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPLv2
GPL
BSD
GPL v2
GNU GPL v3
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
0
Free
0 - Free
Development status
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
System Requirements FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Programming Language
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Platform Independent
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
Tested in Windows and Linux
Linux, Windows or other
Webserver
Apache, works on IIS
Anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighthttpd
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Apache, IIS or other
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
None
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
(must overload DB abstraction class)
Anti-Spam FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Trackback validation
several specialized antispam plugins
User Access Features FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
No
Plugin
Optional
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
None
Extendable authentication API
OpenID plugin
Support FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Online Help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
Issue Tracker
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Books
None
5+
None
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
Post Editing FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Undo
Unknown
No
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
None
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Gravatars
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client
Extended Features FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Yes
Google Sitemap
Patch
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Workflow FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Content Approval
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Versioning
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Syndication FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting FlatPress Wordpress Serendipity DotClear Ignition b2evolution
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
YouTube Support
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
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