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

General Features Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Version
0.6
4.21
3.24
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
4.1.1
Release Date
2006-12-08 (17 years ago)
2008-08-20 (15 years ago)
2006-11-10 (17 years ago)
2008-07-13 (16 years ago)
2006-08-22 (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
Gerrit van Aaken
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
Beta
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
System Requirements Loudblog 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
all
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 Loudblog 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
Yes
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 Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Akismet Support
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Word Blacklist
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
IP Ban List
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
CAPTCHA
No
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Definable Questions
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
ACL
No
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Audit Log
No
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Unknown
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Commercial Support
No
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
Online Help
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://trac.typosphere.org/wiki/TroubleShooting
Issue Tracker
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 Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Categorization
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Multiple
Multiple
Tags
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Archiving
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Trackback
No
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
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Link- / Blogroll
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Protected Posts
Unknown
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
Blog by Email
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
Blog API
none
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Loudblog 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
No
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
Undo
No
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
Syntax Highlighting
No
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
File Upload
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Asset Management
No
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Emoticon Images
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
Comment Features Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Comment Layout
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Yes
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
E-Mail on Followup
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
Gravatars
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Open-ID Support
None
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Photo Gallery
No
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
Polls / Surveys
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Search Engine
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
Custom Pages
No
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
Google Sitemap
No
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
Workflow Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Content Approval
Yes
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Interoperability Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Content Import
none
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
via RSS
Yes
backup to SQL
Dump to RSS, Database export
RSS, Atom
Unicode Support
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
WebDAV Support
Yes
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
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Administration Loudblog 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
No
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 Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
RSS 0.9x
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 1.0
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
RSS 2.0
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ATOM 0.3
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
ATOM 1.0
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Podcasting/Videocasting Loudblog Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo
Podcast Feeds
Yes
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
YouTube Support
No
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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