WikyBlog vs. FlatPress vs. DotClear vs. Wheatblog vs. Serendipity vs. Geeklog

General Features WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Version
1.5.4
0.1010
2.1.3
1.1
1.1
1.8.2
Release Date
2007-10-23 (15 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (14 years ago)
2006-06-29 (16 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
Josh Schmidt
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Olivier Meunier
Wheat, Josh, Pete
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Geeklog Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPLv2
GPL v2
GPL
BSD
GNU version 2
License Cost/ Fee
0
Free
0
$0.00
0
none
Development status
Mature
Beta
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
System Requirements WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Programming Language
PHP
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP 5
PHP, SQL
PHP
php
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Platform Independent
Unix/Linux, Windows
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Webserver
Apache, anything with PHP
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, Lighthttpd
Apache
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL
MySQL or SQLite
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorage WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Text Files
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
Anti-Spam WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
User Access Features WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Yes
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
Support WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Commercial Support
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
Books
None
None
1
None
None
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Single
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Protected Posts
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Blog by Email
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Unknown
Blog API
WordPress (plugin)
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
No
No
No
No
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Optional
Undo
Yes
Unknown
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
No
Comment Features WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Gravatars
No
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Patch
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Workflow WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Content Approval
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Yes
Versioning
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
simple
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Interoperability WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Content Import
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Administration WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
E-Mail Notifications
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting WikyBlog FlatPress DotClear Wheatblog Serendipity Geeklog
Podcast Feeds
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
YouTube Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Unknown
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
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