PSG vs. Wordpress vs. DotClear vs. Textpattern vs. b2evolution vs. Serendipity

General Features PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Version
1.12.0
2.0.7
2.1.3
4.0.7
2.4
1.1
Release Date
2006-08-22 (15 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
2008-11-28 (13 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 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
The PSG Team
WordPress Development Team
Olivier Meunier
Team Textpattern
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
0
0 - Free
0
Development status
Mature
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
System Requirements PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP 4.3+
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Any
Anything with PHP
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
MySQL 3.23+
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Moderation, link condom
various other plugins
Trackback validation
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
several specialized antispam plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
ACL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Other Authentication
You can write your own auth plugin
None
Extendable authentication API
OpenID plugin
Support PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://textpattern.com/
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
5+
1
1
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#textpattern on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Categorization
None
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, metaWeblog
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client
None
Extended Features PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Workflow PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Content Approval
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unlimited, template-based
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
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
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting PSG Wordpress DotClear Textpattern b2evolution Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Yes
YouTube Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
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