dasBlog vs. Movable Type vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. Serendipity vs. typo vs. Wheatblog

General Features dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Version
2.0 (2.0.7226.0)
4.21
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
4.1.1
1.1
Release Date
2007-08-13 (16 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2008-07-13 (16 years ago)
2006-08-22 (17 years ago)
2006-12-27 (17 years ago)
2007-05-07 (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
Six Apart
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
BSD License
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
MIT
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
Free
$0
Free
Free
0
0
$0.00
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
Multi-User Support
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Programming Language
asp.net 2.0
Perl 5
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Any Windows IIS platform
Platform Independant
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
IIS 4.0+
Apache, Microsoft IIS, and cgi friendly webserver
Any, Apache 1.3.x or 2.x recommended
Any
Anything with PHP (Apache, Lighttpd, IIS)
Apache, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other Requirements
IIS process account write access to web folder
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Ruby
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Text Files
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
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 Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
Vista CardSpace pending
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://dasblog.info/
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
Issue Tracker
http://sourceforge.net/projects/dasblogce
http://bugs.movabletype.org/
http://forum.pivotlog.net/
http://savannah.nongnu.org/bugs/?group=psg
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?atid=542822&group_id=75065&func=browse
http://trac.typosphere.org/report
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
None
2-5
None
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Send+Receive
Receive
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
No
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
No
Blog by Email
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Blog API
metaWeblog API / Blogger XML-RPC API
XML-RPC and Atom
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
No
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Comment Features dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Optional
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Patch
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Google Sitemap
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Workflow dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Content Approval
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Versioning
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Content Import
BlogML pending
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
BlogML pending
Yes
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
HTML 4
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Administration dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting dasBlog Movable Type Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
No
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
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