Pebble vs. Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Wordpress vs. WikyBlog vs. FlatPress

General Features Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Version
2.5.1
1.1
1.8.2
2.0.7
1.5.4
0.1010
Release Date
29/11/2010
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2007-10-23 (14 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 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
Simon Brown
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Geeklog Team
WordPress Development Team
Josh Schmidt
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
BSD
GNU version 2
GPL
GPL
GPLv2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
none
0
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
System Requirements Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Programming Language
Java
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
PHP4, compatible with 5
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independent
Webserver
Any Java Application Server
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Anything with PHP
Apache, anything with PHP
Apache, works on IIS
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 Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
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
Yes
No
No
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
None
Anti-Spam Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Akismet Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
IP Ban List
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
various other plugins
User Access Features Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Other Authentication
None
Support Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Commercial Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Issue Tracker
http://open.jira.com/browse/PEBBLE
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
Books
None
None
1
5+
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Blog by Email
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
WordPress (plugin)
Post Editing Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Plugin
Undo
No
Optional
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Emoticon Images
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Comment Features Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Patch
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client + Server
None
Extended Features Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Unknown
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Patch
Workflow Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Content Approval
No
Optional
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Interoperability Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Content Import
atom/rss
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
from 22 other blog systems
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
Content Export
atom/rss
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Pebble Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress WikyBlog FlatPress
Podcast Feeds
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
YouTube Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
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