LifeType vs. Movable Type vs. NucleusCMS vs. Pivot vs. PSG vs. Serendipity vs. typo

General Features LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Version
1.2.6
4.21
3.24
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
4.1.1
Release Date
2008-01-31 (16 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)
2007-05-07 (17 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
Six Apart
Wouter Demuynck and others
Pivot Team
The PSG Team
Garvin Hicking, Jannis Hermanns et al
URL
Free and Open Source
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
License
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
GPL
BSD
MIT
License Cost/ Fee
0
$0
free
Free
Free
0
0
Development status
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Mature
Interface Languages
0
0
0
0
0
0
4
German, English, French, Romanian
Multi-User Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Programming Language
PHP
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
Operating System
Linux, Windows, Solaris, Mac OS X
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
Webserver
Apache, IIS
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, Lighttpd, Mongrel, ...
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
Other Requirements
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Ruby
Datastorage LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Text Files
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Oracle
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
SQLite
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
MS SQL Server
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Other
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 LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Akismet Support
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
BadBehaviour, DNS Blacklists, Built-in Bayesian filter, auto-closing comments for old posts, hidden fields in comment input form
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
ACL
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
No
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
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
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Commercial Support
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
http://wiki.lifetype.net
http://www.sixapart.com/movabletype/support/
http://faq.nucleuscms.org/
http://www.pivotlog.net/docs/
http://www.s9y.org/33.html
http://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
Issue Tracker
http://bugs.lifetype.net
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://trac.typosphere.org/report
Books
None
2-5
1
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Categorization
Single
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Pingback
No
Receive
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Ping Service Support
Optional
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Blog API
Atom, Blogger XMLRPC, metaWeblog, Movable Type
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Multi-paged posts
No
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Spell Checker
No
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Undo
Yes
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Comment Features LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Comment Layout
Threaded
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Plugin
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
Client
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Workflow LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Content Approval
Plugin
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
Versioning
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
Article Publishing
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
scheduled
simple
scheduled
simple
Comment Moderation Queue
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Content Import
Greymatter, NewsPro, Blogger.com, own format, WordPress WXR
yes
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
Yes
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
No
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.1
XHTML 1.0 Strict
Friendly URLs
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
E-Mail Notifications
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Themes / Skins
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trash
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
Web Statistics
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Web-based Style / Template Management
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Comment Administration
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Syndication LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
RSS 0.9x
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting LifeType Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
No
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
Yes
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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