Serendipity vs. Geeklog vs. Wordpress vs. Ignition

General Features Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Version
1.1
1.8.2
2.0.7
1.0
Release Date
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2007-01-14 (17 years ago)
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
WordPress Development Team
Jacob Roeland
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GNU version 2
GPL
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
No
No
System Requirements Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Programming Language
PHP
php
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Tested in Windows and Linux
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Anything with PHP
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 Wordpress Ignition
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
None
Anti-Spam Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Akismet Support
Yes
No
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
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 Wordpress Ignition
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Other Authentication
None
Support Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
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://trac.wordpress.org/
https://github.com/jacroe/ignition/issues
Books
None
1
5+
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Protected Posts
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
Yes
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
Optional
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Features Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
None
Feeds for Comments
Yes
No
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
None
Extended Features Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Optional
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Optional
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Workflow Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress 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 Wordpress Ignition
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
from 22 other blog systems
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Syndication Serendipity Geeklog Wordpress Ignition
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
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 Wordpress Ignition
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
No
Yes
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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