Geeklog vs. Serendipity vs. Wordpress vs. Textpattern vs. Movable Type vs. DotClear

General Features Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Version
1.8.2
1.1
2.0.7
4.0.7
4.21
2.1.3
Release Date
30 Dez 2012
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (13 years ago)
2008-11-28 (11 years ago)
2008-08-20 (11 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
2020-02-05 (6 months ago)
Author
Geeklog Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
WordPress Development Team
Team Textpattern
Six Apart
Olivier Meunier
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GNU version 2
BSD
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
License Cost/ Fee
none
0
0
0
$0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Optional
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Programming Language
php
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.3+
Perl 5
PHP 5
Operating System
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Platform Independant
Unix/Linux, Windows
Webserver
any
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache, Lighthttpd
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
no
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
None
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
Anti-Spam Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Akismet Support
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
various other plugins
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Trackback validation
User Access Features Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Optional
Optional
Other Authentication
None
Pluggable
Extendable authentication API
Support Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://textpattern.com/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
Issue Tracker
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
Books
1
None
5+
1
2-5
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
#movabletype @ freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
MovableType, metaWeblog
XML-RPC and Atom
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Spell Checker
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Undo
No
Optional
No
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Comment Features Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Content Approval
Yes
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unlimited, template-based
Yes
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Geeklog Serendipity Wordpress Textpattern Movable Type DotClear
Podcast Feeds
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
No
No
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