Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Pebble vs. Ignition

General Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Version
1.1
1.8.2
2.5.1
1.0
Release Date
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
29/11/2010
2013-09-16 (10 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Geeklog Team
Simon Brown
Jacob Roeland
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GNU version 2
BSD
GNU GPL v3
License Cost/ Fee
0
none
0
Free
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
System Requirements Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Programming Language
PHP
php
Java
PHP
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Tested in Windows and Linux
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Any Java Application Server
Tested in Apache only; should work on others
Root Access
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorage Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Text Files
No
No
Yes
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
No
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
SQLite
Yes
No
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
Anti-Spam Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Akismet Support
Yes
No
No
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Support Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://open.jira.com/browse/PEBBLE
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Books
None
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Protected Posts
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
No
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Yes
No
Undo
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
No
Yes
Comment Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
None
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
Client
None
Extended Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Workflow Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Content Approval
Optional
Yes
No
No
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
No
Interoperability Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
atom/rss
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
atom/rss
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
HTML 4
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Syndication Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Ignition
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
No
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
Unknown
No
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
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