Feature Comparison

General Featurestypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Version 4.1.1 2.4 does not apply1.2.6
Release Date 08 May 2007 02-dec-2006 does not applyFeb-2008
Author   Francois Planque / evoTeam Google Inc. The LifeType Project
URL typosphere.org b2evolution.net www.blogger.com lifetype.net
Free and Open Source Yes Yes does not apply Yes
License MIT GPL does not applyGPL
License Cost/ Fee 0 0 - Free 0 0
Development status Mature Mature does not applyMature
Interface Languages en, fr, de, ro en,fr,de,da,id,fi,it,ja,nl,sv 9 English, Spanish, Catalan, German, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Dutch, Italian, French
Multi-User Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
Multi-Site Deployment No Yes No Yes
Hosting Featurestypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Storage Quota does not applydoes not apply None does not apply
Bandwidth Quota does not applydoes not apply None does not apply
Other Limits does not applydoes not apply None does not apply
Corporate Branding does not applydoes not apply No does not apply
Own Domain does not applydoes not apply No does not apply
Ads allowed does not applydoes not apply Yes does not apply
Topic Restrictions does not applydoes not applyNo Spam, Hate Speech or Commercial Pornography does not apply
System Requirementstypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Programming Language Ruby on Rails PHP does not applyPHP
Operating System All Linux, Windows or other does not applyLinux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Webserver Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ... Apache, IIS or other does not applyApache, IIS
Root Access Yes   does not apply No
Other Requirements Ruby   does not apply 
Datastoragetypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Text Files   No does not apply No
MySQL Yes Yes does not apply Yes
PostgreSQL Yes No does not apply No
Oracle Yes No does not apply No
SQLite Yes No does not apply No
BerkeleyDB Yes No does not apply No
MS SQL Server   No does not apply No
Other   (must overload DB abstraction class) does not apply 
Anti-Spamtypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Akismet Support Yes Plugin does not apply Plugin
Word Blacklist Yes Yes No Plugin
IP Ban List   Plugin No Plugin
CAPTCHA   Plugin Yes Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms   several specialized antispam plugins Comments can be restricted to other Blogger users only BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
User Access Featurestypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
ACL No Yes No Yes
Audit Log No Yes No No
LDAP Authentication No Plugin does not apply No
Other Authentication   OpenID plugin does not applyThe so-called "user data providers" allow LifeType to access user data from other sources transparently, be it an external application or an LDAP or ActiveDirectory directory
Supporttypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Commercial Support No   No Yes
Online Help trac.typosphere.org manual.b2evolution.net help.blogger.com wiki.lifetype.net
Issue Tracker trac.typosphere.org   knownissues.blogspot.com bugs.lifetype.net
Books None   None None
Support Forum   forums.b2evolution.net groups.google.com bugs.lifetype.net
Mailing List trac.typosphere.org   groups.google.com limedaley.com
IRC-Channel trac.typosphere.org #b2evolution on irc.freenode.net No  
Blogging Featurestypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Categorization Multiple Multiple None Single
Tags Yes Yes No Plugin
Archiving Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trackback Send+Receive Send+Receive No Send+Receive
Pingback Send+Receive   No No
Ping Service Support Yes Yes No Optional
Link- / Blogroll Yes Yes Yes Yes
Protected Posts No Yes No Plugin
Blog by Email No Yes Yes Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS No   Yes Plugin
Blog API Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType blogger, metweblog, atom, b2 Blogger data API Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
Post Editingtypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Multi-paged posts No Yes No No
Spell Checker No Plugin Yes No
WYSIWYG Editor Optional Plugin Yes Yes
Undo   No   Yes
Syntax Highlighting Yes Plugin No Plugin
File Upload Yes Yes Yes Yes
Asset Management Yes Yes No Yes
Emoticon Images No Plugin No Plugin
Comment Featurestypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Comment Layout Flat Flat Flat Threaded
Feeds for Comments No Yes No Plugin
E-Mail on Followup No Yes No Yes
Gravatars Yes Plugin No Plugin
Open-ID Support None Client None Client
Extended Featurestypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Plugin System Yes Yes No Yes
Photo Gallery No Yes No Yes
Polls / Surveys No Plugin No Plugin
Search Engine Yes Yes Yes Yes
Custom Pages Yes Yes No Yes
Google Sitemap No Yes No Plugin
Workflowtypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Content Approval   Yes No Plugin
Versioning No   No No
Article Publishing simple scheduled simple scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes Yes Yes Yes
Interoperabilitytypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Content Import MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog none  
Content Export RSS, Atom   HTML via FTP/SFTP  
Unicode Support Yes Yes Yes Yes
WebDAV Support No   No No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Transitional XHTML 1.0 Strict XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes Yes Yes Yes
Administrationtypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes Yes Optional Yes
Themes / Skins Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trash No Yes No Yes
Web Statistics Yes Yes No Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes Yes Yes Yes
Comment Administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Syndicationtypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
RSS 0.9x No Yes No Yes
RSS 1.0 No Yes No Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes Yes Yes Yes
ATOM 0.3 No   Yes Yes
ATOM 1.0 Yes Yes No No
Podcasting/Videocastingtypo Detailsb2evolution DetailsBlogger DetailsLifeType Details
Podcast Feeds No Yes No Yes
ID3-Tag Editor No   No No
YouTube Support No Yes No Yes
Media Converter No   No No
Phone2Podcast Support No   No No
Last updated2007-05-142008-01-282006-12-072008-02-20

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