Feature List

General FeaturesLifeType Details
Version 1.2.6
Release Date Feb-2008
Author The LifeType Project
URL lifetype.net
Free and Open Source Yes
License GPL
License Cost/ Fee 0
Development status Mature
Interface Languages English, Spanish, Catalan, German, Chinese (traditional), Chinese (simplified), Dutch, Italian, French
Multi-User Support Yes
Multi-Site Deployment Yes
System RequirementsLifeType Details
Programming Language PHP
Operating System Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Webserver Apache, IIS
Root Access No
Other Requirements  
DatastorageLifeType Details
Text Files No
PostgreSQL No
Oracle No
SQLite No
BerkeleyDB No
MS SQL Server No
Anti-SpamLifeType Details
Akismet Support Plugin
Word Blacklist Plugin
IP Ban List Plugin
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
User Access FeaturesLifeType Details
Audit Log No
LDAP Authentication No
Other Authentication The 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
SupportLifeType Details
Commercial Support Yes
Online Help wiki.lifetype.net
Issue Tracker bugs.lifetype.net
Books None
Support Forum bugs.lifetype.net
Mailing List limedaley.com
Blogging FeaturesLifeType Details
Categorization Single
Tags Plugin
Archiving Yes
Trackback Send+Receive
Pingback No
Ping Service Support Optional
Link- / Blogroll Yes
Protected Posts Plugin
Blog by Email Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS Plugin
Blog API Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
Post EditingLifeType Details
Multi-paged posts No
Spell Checker No
WYSIWYG Editor Yes
Undo Yes
Syntax Highlighting Plugin
File Upload Yes
Asset Management Yes
Emoticon Images Plugin
Comment FeaturesLifeType Details
Comment Layout Threaded
Feeds for Comments Plugin
E-Mail on Followup Yes
Gravatars Plugin
Open-ID Support Client
Extended FeaturesLifeType Details
Plugin System Yes
Photo Gallery Yes
Polls / Surveys Plugin
Search Engine Yes
Custom Pages Yes
Google Sitemap Plugin
WorkflowLifeType Details
Content Approval Plugin
Versioning No
Article Publishing scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue Yes
InteroperabilityLifeType Details
Content Import  
Content Export  
Unicode Support Yes
WebDAV Support No
HTML Output XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs Yes
AdministrationLifeType Details
E-Mail Notifications Yes
Themes / Skins Yes
Trash Yes
Web Statistics Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management Yes
Comment Administration Yes
SyndicationLifeType Details
RSS 0.9x Yes
RSS 1.0 Yes
RSS 2.0 Yes
ATOM 0.3 Yes
ATOM 1.0 No
Podcasting/VideocastingLifeType Details
Podcast Feeds Yes
ID3-Tag Editor No
YouTube Support Yes
Media Converter No
Phone2Podcast Support No


LifeType is a blogging platform oriented towards communities. LifeType supports multiple blogs and users, seamless media management and integration with the blog, generation of standards compliant content, clean URLs, support for subdomains, even more than one domain served by one single installation and podcasting. Additionally, its powerful plugin framework allows its features to be extended and expanded in many ways so users are not restricted by the features provdied by the core.

More info may be available in the Docs-Wiki


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