dasBlog vs. LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. NucleusCMS vs. Pivot vs. Serendipity vs. Wheatblog

General Features dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Version
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
1.2.6
0.6
3.24
1.40.6
1.1
1.1
Release Date
2007-08-13 (16 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)
2006-12-27 (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
Clemens Vasters/Scott Hanselman/Team
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
Wouter Demuynck and others
Pivot Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
Wheat, Josh, Pete
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
BSD License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
0
0
free
Free
0
$0.00
Development status
Mature
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Multi-User Support
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Optional
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Programming Language
asp.net 2.0
PHP
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Any Windows IIS platform
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
Apache with PHP
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Text Files
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
SQLite
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
Structured XML data store
XML-based flat file storage
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Yes
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
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
ACL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
No
Unknown
No
No
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Vista CardSpace pending
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
Support dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://dasblog.info/
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
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://bugs.lifetype.net
http://dev.nucleuscms.org/tracker/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
None
None
None
1
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
Blogging Features dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Archiving
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
No
No
No
No
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Blog API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Post Editing dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Undo
No
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Asset Management
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Comment Features dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
No
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Patch
Yes
No
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Google Sitemap
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
Workflow dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Content Approval
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
No
Versioning
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Content Import
BlogML pending
none
yes
WordPress, Textpattern, Moveable Type, bblog, ...
Content Export
BlogML pending
via RSS
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Administration dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Plugin
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting dasBlog LifeType Loudblog NucleusCMS Pivot Serendipity Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
No
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
Yes
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
Media Converter
No
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
No
No
Unknown
Plugin
No
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