WikyBlog vs. Serendipity vs. FlatPress vs. DotClear vs. Geeklog vs. Wordpress

General Features WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Version
1.5.4
1.1
0.1010
2.1.3
1.8.2
2.0.7
Release Date
2007-10-23 (14 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
2009-01-23 (13 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
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
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
NoWhereMan (Edoardo Vacchi) and FlatPress Team
Olivier Meunier
Geeklog Team
WordPress Development Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD
GPLv2
GPL v2
GNU version 2
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
Free
0
none
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
No
Yes
Optional
No
System Requirements WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP4, compatible with 5
PHP 5
php
PHP
Operating System
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Platform Independent
Unix/Linux, Windows
any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
Apache, anything with PHP
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, works on IIS
Apache, Lighthttpd
any
Anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
MySQL
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
PHP 5.2.0 or higher, MySQL 4.1.2 or higher
Datastorage WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Text Files
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
None
Anti-Spam WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Akismet Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
Trackback validation
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
various other plugins
User Access Features WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Unknown
Optional
Yes
No
Other Authentication
Extendable authentication API
None
Support WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Online Help
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://www.flatpress.org/forums/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://trac.wordpress.org/
Books
None
None
None
1
1
5+
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
Blogging Features WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Single
Multiple
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Optional
Yes
Blog by Email
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Unknown
Blog API
MovableType, Blogger
WordPress (plugin)
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
metaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Spell Checker
No
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Undo
Yes
Optional
Unknown
No
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Emoticon Images
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Optional
No
Yes
Comment Features WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
Extended Features WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Patch
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Workflow WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Content Approval
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Versioning
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Content Import
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), CuteNews, WordPress
from 22 other blog systems
Content Export
Dump to RSS, Database export
SimplePHPBlog (native, almost), WordPress
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
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
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting WikyBlog Serendipity FlatPress DotClear Geeklog Wordpress
Podcast Feeds
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
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