Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Pebble vs. Wordpress

General Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Version
1.1
1.8.2
2.5.1
2.0.7
Release Date
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
29/11/2010
2007-01-14 (17 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
WordPress Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GNU version 2
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
none
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
System Requirements Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Programming Language
PHP
php
Java
PHP
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Any Java Application Server
Anything with PHP
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 Wordpress
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
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
None
Anti-Spam Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Akismet Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
various other plugins
User Access Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
None
Support Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://pebble.sourceforge.net
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
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
http://trac.wordpress.org/
Books
None
1
None
5+
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Yes
Optional
Undo
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
No
Yes
Comment Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
Client
Extended Features Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Workflow Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Content Approval
Optional
Yes
No
No
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
atom/rss
from 22 other blog systems
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
atom/rss
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity Geeklog Pebble Wordpress
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
No
No
Yes
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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