LifeType vs. Loudblog vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. Serendipity vs. typo vs. Wheatblog

General Features LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Version
1.2.6
0.6
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
4.1.1
1.1
Release Date
2008-01-31 (16 years ago)
2006-12-08 (17 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
The LifeType Project
Gerrit van Aaken
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
BSD
MIT
GPL
License Cost/ Fee
0
0
Free
Free
0
0
$0.00
Development status
Mature
Beta
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Beta
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
0
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Programming Language
PHP
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
all
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
Apache, IIS
Apache, IIS
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
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Ruby
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Text Files
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
Other
XML-based flat file storage
New DB layers can be created easily, if the target DB supports ANSI-SQL
Anti-Spam LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
CAPTCHA
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
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
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
ACL
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
No
No
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
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 LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://loudblog.de/index.php?s=manual
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://bugs.lifetype.net
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
None
None
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
Blogging Features LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Multiple
None
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Plugin
No
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
No
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Optional
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
No
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Unknown
No
No
Yes
No
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
No
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Blog API
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
none
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing LifeType Loudblog 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
No
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
Yes
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
No
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
No
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Comment Features LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
No
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
Plugin
No
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
Client
None
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Google Sitemap
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Workflow LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Content Approval
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Versioning
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Interoperability LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Content Import
none
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
via RSS
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
WebDAV Support
No
Yes
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.1
Friendly URLs
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Administration LifeType Loudblog 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
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Yes
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 LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
ATOM 0.3
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting LifeType Loudblog Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
Yes
No
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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