Textpattern vs. DotClear vs. Wordpress vs. b2evolution vs. Serendipity vs. Geeklog

General Features Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Version
4.0.7
2.1.3
2.0.7
2.4
1.1
1.8.2
Release Date
2008-11-28 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 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)
2020-02-05 (2 years ago)
Author
Team Textpattern
Olivier Meunier
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Geeklog Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL v2
GPL
GPL
BSD
GNU version 2
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
0
0 - Free
0
none
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
System Requirements Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Programming Language
PHP 4.3+
PHP 5
PHP
PHP
PHP
php
Operating System
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Unix/Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Webserver
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Apache, Lighthttpd
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL 3.23+
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorage Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
Anti-Spam Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Akismet Support
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
Trackback validation
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access Features Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
None
OpenID plugin
Support Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Commercial Support
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://textpattern.com/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
Issue Tracker
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
Books
1
1
5+
None
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#textpattern on freenode
#dotclear on freenode
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Blog by Email
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, metaWeblog
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Optional
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Comment Features Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
Client + Server
Extended Features Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Workflow Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Content Import
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Unlimited, template-based
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Textpattern DotClear Wordpress b2evolution Serendipity Geeklog
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
No
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
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