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

General Features Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Version
4.21
3.24
1.40.6
1.12.0
1.1
4.1.1
1.1
Release Date
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)
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
Six Apart
Wouter Demuynck and others
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
free
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Multi-Site Deployment
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
No
System Requirements Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Programming Language
Perl 5
PHP
PHP 4.1.0, PHP 4.3 or above recommended
PHP
PHP
Ruby on Rails
PHP, SQL
Operating System
Platform Independant
Linux, Windows, UNIX
Any
Any
Windows, Linux, Mac, Unix, others
All
Linux, Unix, OS X, Windows
Webserver
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, ...
Apache
Root Access
No
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
Other Requirements
None
Database (PostgreSQL, MySQL) or PHP5 (SQLite)
Ruby
MySQL or SQLite
Datastorage Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Text Files
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
No
No
MySQL
Yes
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
PostgreSQL
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
No
Oracle
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
SQLite
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
BerkeleyDB
Yes
No
No
No
No
Yes
No
MS SQL Server
Yes
No
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 Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Akismet Support
Plugin
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
No
Word Blacklist
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
IP Ban List
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
CAPTCHA
Yes
Plugin
No
Plugin
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Other Anti-Spam mechanisms
Numerous plugins provide complete solution
SpamBayes, MBL
Moderation, link condom
URL checks, Author name checks, remote HTML link checks,
User Access Features Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
ACL
No
No
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Audit Log
Yes
No
No
No
No
No
No
LDAP Authentication
Optional
No
No
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Other Authentication
Pluggable
You can write your own auth plugin
Support Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Commercial Support
Yes
No
No
No
Yes
No
No
Online Help
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
http://wheatblog.sourceforge.net/documentation.php
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
http://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=22229
Books
2-5
1
None
None
None
None
None
Support Forum
Mailing List
IRC-Channel
#movabletype @ freenode.net
Blogging Features Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Categorization
Multiple
Single
Multiple
None
Multiple
Multiple
Single
Tags
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Archiving
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Trackback
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Pingback
Receive
No
No
No
Send+Receive
Send+Receive
No
Ping Service Support
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Link- / Blogroll
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
Yes
Yes
Protected Posts
Plugin
Plugin
No
No
Yes
No
No
Blog by Email
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Plugin
No
No
Blog by SMS/MMS
No
Plugin
Yes
No
No
No
No
Blog API
XML-RPC and Atom
Blogger, metaWeblog and MovableType XML-RPC API
MetaWeblog, Moblog
MovableType, Blogger
Blogger, MetaWeblog, MovableType
Post Editing Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Multi-paged posts
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
No
No
Spell Checker
No
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Plugin
No
No
WYSIWYG Editor
Yes
Plugin
Yes
Optional
Optional
Optional
No
Undo
No
No
No
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Syntax Highlighting
Yes
Plugin
No
No
Plugin
Yes
No
File Upload
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Asset Management
Yes
Unknown
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Emoticon Images
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Plugin
Yes
No
No
Comment Features Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Comment Layout
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Flat
Threaded
Flat
Flat
Feeds for Comments
Optional
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
E-Mail on Followup
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Yes
No
No
Gravatars
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Open-ID Support
Client + Server
None
None
None
None
None
None
Extended Features Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Plugin System
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Photo Gallery
Plugin
Plugin
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Polls / Surveys
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Search Engine
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Yes
Yes
No
Custom Pages
Yes
Yes
Unknown
No
Plugin
Yes
No
Google Sitemap
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Workflow Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Content Approval
Yes
Plugin
Yes
No
Optional
Unknown
No
Versioning
Yes
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 Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
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
No
WebDAV Support
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
HTML Output
XHTML 1.0 Transitional
XHTML 1.0 Strict
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 Movable Type NucleusCMS 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
Plugin
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 Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
RSS 0.9x
Yes
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
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
ATOM 1.0
Yes
No
Yes
No
Yes
Yes
No
Podcasting/Videocasting Movable Type NucleusCMS Pivot PSG Serendipity typo Wheatblog
Podcast Feeds
Plugin
Plugin
Unknown
Yes
Plugin
No
No
ID3-Tag Editor
Yes
No
Unknown
No
Yes
No
No
YouTube Support
Plugin
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
Media Converter
No
No
Unknown
No
No
No
No
Phone2Podcast Support
No
No
Unknown
No
Plugin
No
No
remove Movable Type remove NucleusCMS remove Pivot remove PSG remove Serendipity remove typo remove Wheatblog