dasBlog vs. Jlog vs. Loudblog vs. Movable Type vs. NucleusCMS vs. Pivot vs. Serendipity vs. WikyBlog

General Features dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Version
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
1.0.2
0.6
4.21
3.24
1.40.6
1.1
1.5.4
Release Date
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2007-01-08 (17 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)
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
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
Jeena Paradies / team
Gerrit van Aaken
Six Apart
Wouter Demuynck and others
Pivot Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Josh Schmidt
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD License
GPL 2
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
$0
free
Free
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Optional
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Optional
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Programming Language
asp.net 2.0
PHP
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Operating System
Any Windows IIS platform
all
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
UNIX, Windows, MacOS X, probably others
Webserver
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)
Apache, anything with PHP
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL
Datastorage dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Text Files
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Other
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 dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
CAPTCHA
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Yes
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 dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
ACL
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Unknown
Unknown
Optional
No
No
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Vista CardSpace pending
Pluggable
Support dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
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
http://www.wikyblog.com/help
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://jeenaparadies.net/projects/jlog/report
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/projects/wikyblog/
Books
None
None
None
2-5
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Blog by Email
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
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 dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
No
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Yes
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Comment Features dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Comment Layout
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Threaded
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
None
None
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
Extended Features dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
No
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Patch
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Workflow dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Content Approval
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Article Publishing
scheduled
simple
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Content Import
BlogML pending
none
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
yes
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
BlogML pending
RSS
via RSS
Yes
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
No
Unknown
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Web Statistics
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
RSS 0.9x
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting dasBlog Jlog Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity WikyBlog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
No
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
No
No
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
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