Battle Blog vs. Jlog vs. Loudblog vs. Movable Type vs. Pivot vs. Serendipity vs. typo vs. WikyBlog

General Features Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Version
1.0d
1.0.2
0.6
4.21
1.40.6
1.1
4.1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
2007-01-08 (17 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2008-07-13 (15 years ago)
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
2007-05-07 (17 years ago)
2007-10-23 (16 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)
2020-02-05 (4 years ago)
Author
David Pinero
Jeena Paradies / team
Gerrit van Aaken
Six Apart
Pivot Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
MIT
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
$0
Free
0
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Programming Language
Classic ASP
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP
Operating System
Windows
all
Platform Independant
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, IIS
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other Requirements
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Ruby
MySQL
Datastorage Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Text Files
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Other
MS Access
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 Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Unknown
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Definable Questions
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
ACL
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
Support Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://jeenaparadies.net/projects/jlog/report
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
None
None
2-5
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Send+Receive
No
Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Blog API
none
XML-RPC and Atom
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Features Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Google Sitemap
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Workflow Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Article Publishing
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Content Import
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
MovableType 3.x, WordPress 1.5x/2.x, Serendipity, TextPattern 1.x, RSS 0.2/0.9/2.0, Atom
Content Export
RSS
via RSS
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Unknown
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Battle Blog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type Pivot Serendipity typo WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
No
No
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
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