Serendipity vs. DotClear vs. Loudblog vs. blogSpirit

General Features Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Version
1.1
2.1.3
0.6
5.0
Release Date
2006-12-27 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (11 years ago)
2006-12-08 (13 years ago)
2007
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (24 days ago)
2020-02-05 (24 days ago)
2020-02-05 (24 days ago)
2020-02-05 (24 days ago)
Author
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Olivier Meunier
Gerrit van Aaken
blogSpirit
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
License
BSD
GPL v2
GPL
From $0 to Enterprise
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
From $0 to Enterprise
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Hosting Features Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Storage Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
Bandwidth Quota
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
Other Limits
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
Corporate Branding
N/A
N/A
N/A
No
Own Domain
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Ads allowed
N/A
N/A
N/A
Yes
Topic Restrictions
N/A
N/A
N/A
does not apply
System Requirements Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Programming Language
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Unix/Linux, Windows
all
Linux
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache, IIS
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
None
Datastorage Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Text Files
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
SQLite
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
None
Anti-Spam Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Trackback validation
Definable Questions
Antispam spirit
User Access Features Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Optional
Unknown
No
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
DNA SSO
Support Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
www.blogspirit.com/fr/kb/
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
DNA/ys
Books
None
1
None
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
Blogging Features Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
none
XML-RPC and Atom
Post Editing Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Undo
Optional
No
No
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Optional
No
No
Comment Features Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
Extended Features Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
No
No
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Workflow Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Content Approval
Optional
Yes
Yes
No
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
none
Movable Type, blogSpirit
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
via RSS
blogSpirit
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Yes
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Administration Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity DotClear Loudblog blogSpirit
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
No
No
No
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