Battle Blog vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. NucleusCMS vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. Serendipity

General Features Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Version
1.0d
1.2.6
0.6
3.24
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
Release Date
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2006-11-10 (17 years ago)
2008-07-13 (16 years ago)
2006-08-22 (17 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
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
Wouter Demuynck and others
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
free
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Unknown
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
System Requirements Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Programming Language
Classic ASP
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Windows
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache with PHP
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Datastorage Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Text Files
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
MS Access
XML-based flat file storage
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Akismet Support
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Word Blacklist
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
IP Ban List
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Definable Questions
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
ACL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
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
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Online Help
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
Issue Tracker
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
Books
None
None
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
Blogging Features Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Multiple
Tags
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Archiving
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
No
No
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
No
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Protected Posts
Unknown
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Blog by Email
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Blog API
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Undo
Unknown
Yes
No
No
No
No
Optional
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Comment Features Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Gravatars
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Search Engine
No
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Workflow Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Content Approval
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Content Import
none
yes
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
via RSS
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
ATOM 1.0
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Battle Blog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity
Podcast Feeds
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
YouTube Support
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
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