Battle Blog vs. dasBlog vs. Loudblog vs. Movable Type vs. NucleusCMS vs. Pivot vs. Serendipity

General Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Version
1.0d
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
0.6
4.21
3.24
1.40.6
1.1
Release Date
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2006-11-10 (17 years ago)
2008-07-13 (16 years ago)
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
Last Update here
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
David Pinero
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Gerrit van Aaken
Six Apart
Wouter Demuynck and others
Pivot Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
$0
free
Free
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Unknown
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Programming Language
Classic ASP
asp.net 2.0
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
Operating System
Windows
Any Windows IIS platform
all
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
IIS 4.0+
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache with PHP
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Other
MS Access
Structured XML data store
LDAP, Oracle and SQL Server available with Enterprise license
XML-based flat file storage
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Akismet Support
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Word Blacklist
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Definable Questions
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
SpamBayes, MBL
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
ACL
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Other Authentication
Vista CardSpace pending
Pluggable
Support Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://dasblog.info/
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
None
2-5
1
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Protected Posts
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Blog API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
none
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Comment Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Gravatars
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
Extended Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Search Engine
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Patch
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Workflow Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Content Import
BlogML pending
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
yes
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
BlogML pending
via RSS
Yes
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Themes / Skins
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
YouTube Support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
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