Battle Blog vs. dasBlog vs. Loudblog vs. Movable Type vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. typo

General Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Version
1.0d
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
0.6
4.21
1.40.6
1.12.0
4.1.1
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)
2008-07-13 (16 years ago)
2006-08-22 (17 years ago)
2007-05-07 (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
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
BSD License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
MIT
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
4
German, English, French, Romanian
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Unknown
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Programming Language
Classic ASP
asp.net 2.0
PHP
Perl 5
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
Ruby on Rails
Operating System
Windows
Any Windows IIS platform
all
Platform Independant
Any
Any
All
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
IIS 4.0+
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
None
Ruby
Datastorage Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
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
Anti-Spam Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Akismet Support
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Definable Questions
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Moderation, link condom
User Access Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
ACL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Vista CardSpace pending
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Commercial Support
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Online Help
http://dasblog.info/
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
Books
None
None
2-5
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Tags
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
No
Blog by Email
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Blog API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
none
XML-RPC and Atom
MetaWeblog, Moblog
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Optional
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Comment Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Gravatars
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
Extended Features Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Patch
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Workflow Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Content Import
BlogML pending
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom
Content Export
BlogML pending
via RSS
Yes
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Battle Blog dasBlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot PSG typo
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
No
YouTube Support
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
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