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Compared to Serendipity?

  • Hi,
    Just wondering (as I try to pick a PHP weblog tool to use instead of MT) whether anyone’s done comparisons between WordPress and Serendipity (http://www.s9y.org/)? Both look good, so I’d be interested in any feedback…

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  • From what I’ve seen on the site, they’re generally a heavier kind of system than WordPress. I moved from MT to WP myself and was able to get pretty much exactly the same features, and more.
    I really liked that WP had the textile etc. all builtin. As we head towards 1.0, other niceties will appear, and WP will really be fleshed out. Also, WP is more mature than s9y from all outward appearances.

    Thanks seraph, what do you mean by ‘heavier kind of system’? From what I’ve seen the WP crew also looks to be more reasonable to help from outside their group of friends than the S9Y one (v. subjective, but I’ve delt with their people on other projects) – have you found that to be the case?

    It’s been awhile since I played around with Serendipity, but I remember that the organization of the code (i.e., all the files..admin, engine, etc) was nonexistent…was basically all jumbled up in one main directory, stuff like that. I went by there earlier today, and they haven’t had a release since August (version .4). I also remember that the admin interface was confusing and there just didn’t seem to be a whole lot of functionality there, despite all the reams of code. Never dealt with the devs, so I can’t help you with that.

    heavier in the sense that it’s … more than what WP and MT are. MT and WP are mini-Content-Management-Systems; they do a lot, but not that much. They are ideal for personal sites etc.
    s9y seems to be more like geeklog. larger, more complex. I dislike complicated admin panels too.

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