Blogs

A comparison of Django blog packages.

Features currently being evaluated

Feature Description
multi sites Allows a single installation to serve multiple blog.
Multilingual Full builtin multilingual support.
gallery includes photo gallery
Comments
RSS Publishes legal RSS feeds
tag tag support
Search Can blog posts be searched?
Linkback ? Has pingback/trackback ?
plugin Supports third-party plugins.
Reactions Does it support reactions from social media sites?
MetaWeblog API Does the blog support the MetaWeblog API ?
Markdown I want markdown, hate writing html now inside of entries
Pinging Automatically pings search engines on new entries
Test coverage The current test coverage of the package in percent.
Sharing Hooks Does the blog have built-in methods for sharing on social media sites, or hooks
for services that provide this?
Sitemap Generates a sitemap.xml?
Import from Wordpress Import a posts, categories, tags, comments, authors, etc.
Multiple Authors Can blog posts be attributed to different authors with the ability to view posts
for an individual author?
Date Views Can blogs posts be viewed for a given month or year?
Categories Can blog posts be assigned to descriptive categories? Eg to create a running
series of tutorials. (not tagging)
AtomPub/APP Support Does the blog software support publishing via an AtomPub client? The server
should allow for publishing, editing and deleting of entries through third party
products like Windows Live Writer or Mars Edit.
Custom User Model All features and migrations work as expected with a custom user model in place.
General Pages Can the blog have general content pages (eg: about) attached to it as with
Wordpress?
Custom user display When the application displays and/or links to a user (e.g. the Author) can that
logic be customized without having to modify templates?
Abstract base models Can the blog engine handle custom models, in both the admin, it's views and
syndication feeds?
Login names can be private Is it possible to prevent a user's login name (e.g. username) from being
displayed publically without overriding templates.
Comment spam filtering List what methods such as CAPTCHA, honeypots, spam keyword filtering and more to
block comment spam.
WYSIWYG Editor Can posts be authored using a WYSIWYG editor?

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Package Wagtail CMS Mezzanine puput django-blog-it Django Bona Blog djeasy Elephantblog for FeinCMS PyLucid CMS django-fluent-blogs wagtailnews django-marcus w3blog django-hermes FaraPy CMS django-cms-articles django-rstblog djangocms-blog Django Tech Blog django-andablog Byteflow django-andablog
Package Wagtail CMS Mezzanine puput django-blog-it Django Bona Blog djeasy Elephantblog for FeinCMS PyLucid CMS django-fluent-blogs wagtailnews django-marcus w3blog django-hermes FaraPy CMS django-cms-articles django-rstblog djangocms-blog Django Tech Blog django-andablog Byteflow django-andablog
Description A Django content management
system focused on flexibility
and user experience
CMS framework for Django A Django blog app implemented
in Wagtail
django blog - complete
customization and ready to use
with one click installer
A Django blog app with
features of a standard
blogging platfo...
Django Project Deploy Easier
to in Debian Distribution!
A blog for FeinCMS PyLucid is ready to use
Django-CMS setup
A blog engine with flexible
block contents (based on
django-fluent-contents)
News/blog plugin for Wagtail
CMS
Bilingual blog on Django A simple blog engine for
Django with multilingual
capabilities
A light-weight blogging app
for Django.
Python CMS written by Django the best django CMS
application for managing
articles
a Django app to manage a blog:
https://pypi.org/project/django-rstblog/
django CMS blog application -
Support for multilingual
posts, placeholders, social
network meta tags and
configurable apphooks
A blog app that is only
intended to be embedded within
an existing Django site.
A blog app that is only
intended to be embedded within
an existing Django site.
Category Framework Framework App App App Other App Framework App App App App App Project App App App App App App App
# Using This 97 130 9 3 0 1 4 4 1 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 8 1 1 3 1
Python 3?
Development Status Production/Stable Production/Stable Unknown Unknown Production/Stable Alpha Production/Stable Pre-Alpha Production/Stable Unknown Unknown Unknown Production/Stable Unknown Production/Stable Beta Production/Stable n/a Production/Stable n/a Production/Stable
Last updated Dec. 5, 2022, 5:31 a.m. Nov. 2, 2022, 4:25 a.m. Nov. 10, 2021, 5:33 a.m. Feb. 2, 2021, 7:02 a.m. July 13, 2021, 10:08 p.m. Nov. 6, 2022, 3:11 p.m. Jan. 7, 2022, 12:18 p.m. Aug. 4, 2021, 3:22 a.m. Jan. 9, 2022, 10:08 a.m. July 8, 2021, 6:29 p.m. June 10, 2021, 1:41 p.m. Oct. 5, 2020, 1:34 p.m. April 20, 2021, 12:39 p.m. June 6, 2021, 2:17 a.m. April 17, 2020, 2:16 p.m. Dec. 22, 2018, 9:03 p.m. Dec. 21, 2020, 6:01 a.m. April 15, 2020, 8:36 a.m. April 15, 2020, 8:36 a.m.
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multi sites
Multilingual  , bilingual (English and Russian) multilingual support is partial: you can load the same article traslated in other languages   native  , but can implemented by multi-sites
gallery  , via content types can be a plugin  , but only on admin page   available by using django CMS plugins   available by using django CMS plugins   admin-inlines
Comments   Built in threaded comments with admin dashboard integration, as well as DISQUS integration.   Disqus integration  , disqus or django.contrib.comments   django.contrib.comments, django-fluent-comments, or any other option via templates (e.g. Facebook/DISQUS)  , built-in, with comment moderation   No commenting system included. available through third-party plugins (e.g. disqus)   Only features that make comment integration easier. Threaded comments with email notification for replies. Automated registration for user after comment posting (no anonymous users!)
RSS   and atom  , for articles and comments RSS/Atom   or Atom
tag   Built in, with weighted tag cloud.   django-taggit
 , django.tagging  , used django-tagging   via django-taggit / django-taggit-autocomplete-modified   with django-taggit   django-taggit  , yes, with django-tagging and autocomplete widget
Search   elastic search   (consider using django-haystack)  , you can change the backend   django-haystack   django-haystack
Linkback ?
plugin   via django-fluent-contents Supports custom markup renders. Comes with support for markdown, rst and textile   django CMS plugins  , django CMS ones   custom markup renderers
Reactions  , now only Twitter, but you can always set social buttons (through templates) with addthis, sharethis, etc
MetaWeblog API
Markdown   FeinCMS content type  +
RST/Markdown/Textile/custom (via django-fluent-contents)
Supports Markdown, RST, Textile and HTML/Plain Text. Also allows for custom renders to be used.  
reStructuredText, Markdown, html
Depending on plugin
Pinging
Test coverage 70% 0% 100% 96%   90%
Sharing Hooks   Integrated with bit.ly - post to Facebook and Twitter   Full support for OpenGraph, Twitter cards, Schema.org
Sitemap  , separately for each language
Import from Wordpress   (also custom importers for Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, and RSS)  , through django-command "wordpress_importer"  
pages
articles
galleries
Multiple Authors   (unless using a custom model)
Date Views
Categories  
tree structure of categories attached to django CMS pages
AtomPub/APP Support
Custom User Model
General Pages   using Wagtail CMS   via other apps (flatpages / django-fluent-pages / custom)  , through flatpages  , through django CMS
Custom user display
Abstract base models   includes model mixins
Login names can be private
Comment spam filtering   Akismet   honeypots, akismet, auto close / auto moderate (via django-fluent-comments)  , CSRF token through javascript and Akismet doesn't allow comments depending on comment plugin  , captcha
WYSIWYG Editor   TinyMCE included, plus hooks for injecting your own widget class   hallo.js  , TinyMCE   TinyMCE/CKEditor/RedactorJS/Yahoo/custom (via django-fluent-contents) Now no, but plan to add a simple WYSIWYG with fullscreen mode and support for markdown   available by using django CMS plugins  
author edits article on his/her PC
  (default using CKEditor, but any django CMS plugin will do)   through markitup
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