Battle Blog vs. Movable Type vs. NucleusCMS vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. Serendipity vs. Wheatblog

General Features Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Version
1.0d
4.21
3.24
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
1.1
Release Date
2006-11-07 (17 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 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)
2006-06-29 (18 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
Six Apart
Wouter Demuynck and others
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Wheat, Josh, Pete
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
$0
free
Free
Free
0
$0.00
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Programming Language
Classic ASP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Windows
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Apache with PHP
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
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 Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
ACL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
Issue Tracker
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
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
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
2-5
1
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Multiple
Single
Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
Receive
No
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Unknown
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Comment Features Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
No
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Plugin System
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Google Sitemap
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Workflow Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
No
Versioning
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Content Import
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
yes
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
Yes
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
Unknown
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Administration Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Optional
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Battle Blog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
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