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General Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Version
1.1
2.0.7
2.4
2.1.3
1.8.2
Release Date
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
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)
Author
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
GNU version 2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0 - Free
0
none
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
System Requirements Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
php
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Webserver
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Root Access
No
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 Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
no
Anti-Spam Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Akismet Support
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Plugin
No
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
Support Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
Books
None
5+
1
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Tags
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blog by Email
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
Post Editing Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Undo
Optional
No
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Comment Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
Client
Client + Server
Extended Features Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Custom Pages
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Workflow Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Content Approval
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Serendipity Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Geeklog
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
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