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

General Features Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Version
2.0.7
2.4
2.1.3
1.1
1.8.2
4.0.7
Release Date
2007-01-14 (15 years ago)
2006-12-01 (15 years ago)
2008-11-19 (13 years ago)
2006-12-27 (15 years ago)
30 Dez 2012
2008-11-28 (13 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
WordPress Development Team
Francois Planque / evoTeam
Olivier Meunier
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Geeklog Team
Team Textpattern
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL v2
BSD
GNU version 2
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0 - Free
0
0
none
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
10
Danish, German, English, Finnish, French, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Dutch, Swedish
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
System Requirements Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 5
PHP
php
PHP 4.3+
Operating System
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Windows or other
Unix/Linux, Windows
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
any
Linux, Windows, SunOS, Unix
Webserver
Anything with PHP
Apache, IIS or other
Apache, Lighthttpd
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
any
Apache, IIS, lighttp
Root Access
No
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
MySQL 3.23+
Datastorage Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Text Files
No
No
No
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other
None
(must overload DB abstraction class)
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
no
Anti-Spam Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
IP Ban List
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
various other plugins
several specialized antispam plugins
Trackback validation
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
BadBehavior, Spam-X Plugins
Mandatory comment preview, spambot honeytraps
User Access Features Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
ACL
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Yes
No
Other Authentication
None
OpenID plugin
Extendable authentication API
Support Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Online Help
http://codex.wordpress.org/Main_Page
http://manual.b2evolution.net/
http://dotclear.org/documentation/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://www.geeklog.net/docs/
http://textpattern.com/
Issue Tracker
http://trac.wordpress.org/
http://dev.dotclear.org/2.0
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://project.geeklog.net/tracker/?atid=105&group_id=6&func=browse
http://textpattern.googlecode.com/
Books
5+
1
None
1
1
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#b2evolution on irc.freenode.net
#dotclear on freenode
#geeklog at irc.freenode.net
#textpattern on freenode
Blogging Features Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Unknown
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Blog API
metaWeblog, MovableType
blogger, metweblog, atom, b2
WordPress, MovableType, metaWeblog, Blogger
MovableType, Blogger
MovableType, metaWeblog
Post Editing Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Multi-paged posts
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
Optional
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Plugin
Undo
No
No
No
Optional
No
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Optional
Yes
No
Plugin
Comment Features Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
None
Client + Server
None
Extended Features Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Workflow Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Content Approval
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Interoperability Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Content Import
from 22 other blog systems
WordPress, Movable Type, Blogger, LiveJournal, b2/Cafelog
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
WordPress, Blogger, MovableType, b2
Content Export
Wordpress Extended2.jawwormikXML
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unlimited, template-based
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Wordpress b2evolution DotClear Serendipity Geeklog Textpattern
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Media Converter
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
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