Blogs

A comparison of Django blog packages which would have helped for this: http://pydanny.blogspot.com/2009/04/show-me-your-open-source-django-blog.html

Features currently being evaluated

FeatureDescription
comment add a comment to a blog article
RSS Publishes legal RSS feeds
Multilingual Full builtin multilingual support.
tag tag support
multi sites Allows a single installation to serve multiple blog.
gallery includes photo gallery
WYSIWYG Editor Can posts be authored using a WYSIWYG editor?
General Pages Can the blog have general content pages (eg: about) attached to it as with
Wordpress?
plugin Supports third-party plugins.
Search Can blog posts be searched?
Linkback ? Has pingback/trackback ?
Comment spam filtering List what methods such as CAPTCHA, honeypots, spam keyword filtering and more to
block comment spam.
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
Test coverage The current test coverage of the package in percent.
Pinging Automatically pings search engines on new entries
Sharing Hooks Does the blog have built-in methods for sharing on social media sites, or hooks
for services that provide this?
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?
Sitemap Generates a sitemap.xml?
Import from Wordpress Import a posts, categories, tags, comments, authors, etc.
Abstract base models Can the blog engine handle custom models, in both the admin, it's views and
syndication feeds?
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.
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?
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.
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Description A really simple but powerful
packaged personal site that
has social integrations like
twitter, github, dribbble,
instagram, foursquare, tumblr,
wordpress, ...
Content management for Django Simple prebuilt applications. Simple yet powerful and really
extendable application for
managing a blog within your
Django Web site.
a Django blog engine
leveraging reusable apps for
all its features.
the eldarion.com blog app
intended to be suitable for
site-level company and project
blogs
ATTENTION: I have disowned
this project. See
http://www.codekoala.com/blog/2013/django-projects/
The blogging engine I use on
codekoala....
A blogging app for Django PyLucid is a Open Source web
content management system
written in Python using the
Django Framework.
The Python- and Django-based
code for the website running
flother.com. For installation
instructions, see the README.
A simple blog engine written
in Djan...
A Django blog. Formerly
Oebfare by brosner.
django CMS 3.0 blog
application - Support for
multilingual posts,
placeholders and social
network meta tags
News Feed Aggregation with
Django.
A blog for FeinCMS Yet Another Blog Application Bilingual blog on Django Just another Django-based blog
engine, that runs on GAE.
A blog engine with flexible
block contents (based on
django-fluent-contents)
Does less! Loosely coupled
mini-apps for django.
An application for handling
newspaper-like stories on a
web site.
Django blogging app with
stories, quotes, diary,
comments and tags.
A simple blogging app for
django 1.4
A light-weight blogging app
for Django.
Blog modules from the Gnocchi
project.
New wave blog + knowledge base
engine
Feeds sans noise. A simple blog application for
Django.
Blog application for Django
projects
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.
Simple django blogging app,
for Python 3
A Django Blogging App based on
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comment  Built in threaded comments with admin dashboard integration, as well as DISQUS integration.Disqus or django.contrib.comments , built-in, with comment moderation  only with disqus. , disqus or django.contrib.comments , with contrib.comments or Disqus , built-in, with comment moderationYes, with disqus.  django.contrib.comments, django-fluent-comments, or any other option via templates (e.g. Facebook/DISQUS)  The blog app can be used with any other comments-app including nano.comments but does not itself include comments , with django-comments-xtd  No commenting system included. 
built in comments with reCaptcha
 

django.contrib.comments support
  Only features that make comment integration easier.  DisqusThreaded comments with email notification for replies. Automated registration for user after comment posting (no anonymous users!)
RSS  or Atom , for articles and comments  and atom? Use django's own feed-systemRSS/Atom 

RSS/Atom
Multilingual , bilingual (English and Russian) , but can implemented by multi-sites
tag  Built in, with weighted tag cloud. , with django-taggit , used django-tagging , django.tagging , with django-tagging  via django-taggit / django-taggit-autocomplete-modified  automatically uses django-taggit or django-tagging if installed, prefers djang-taggit , with django-tagging , with django-taggitdjango-taggit 

django-tagging support (optional)
  django-taggitdjango-tagging . Can have a single Category , yes, with django-tagging and autocomplete widget
multi sites 

django.contrib.sites support
gallery , via content types , but only on admin pagecan be a plugin , with django-inline-media  admin-inlines
WYSIWYG Editor  TinyMCE included, plus hooks for injecting your own widget class  WYMEditor, TinyMCE or markItUp  with zen mode for restructured text. , TinyMCENow no, but plan to add a simple WYSIWYG with fullscreen mode and support for markdown  TinyMCE/CKEditor/RedactorJS/Yahoo/custom (via django-fluent-contents)  plain text or html, in admin  through markitup  WYMEditor or TinyMCE  ckeditor in admin.
General Pages , through flatpages  via other apps (flatpages / django-fluent-pages / custom)  Has Latest Posts as Homepage and an About Page.
plugin  with django-cms's placeholders  via django-fluent-contentsSupports custom markup renders. Comes with support for markdown, rst and textile  custom markup renderersusing django-cms plugins
Search  with grammar , you can change the backend  (consider using django-haystack)  not unless using google or similar counts  django-haystack  django-haystack
Linkback ?
Comment spam filtering  Akismet  Akismet, TypePad, Mollom or custom , using akismet  disqus does not allow to spam =) , CSRF token through javascript and Akismet  honeypots, akismet, auto close / auto moderate (via django-fluent-comments)  Not allowing anonymous users to comment helps , django-comments-xtd requires comment confirmation by email 
reCaptcha
 , captcha
Reactions , from backtype  disqus reactions , now only Twitter, but you can always set social buttons (through templates) with addthis, sharethis, etc
MetaWeblog API  enriched
Markdown , reStructedText or Textile  restructuredtext  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. 
Using django.contrib.markup
 

reStructuredText, Markdown, Textile, raw text (so you can use HTML directly or another markup language
Test coverage70%99%0%97%100%  90%0%
Pinging
Sharing Hooks  Integrated with bit.ly - post to Facebook and Twitter  Bit.ly and Twitter  Post to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter & Reddit.
Multiple Authors  (unless using a custom model)
Date Views
Sitemap , separately for each language
Import from Wordpress  (also custom importers for Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, and RSS) , through django-command "wordpress_importer"
Abstract base models  includes model mixins  includes model mixins
Categories  only tags.  Posts can be listed by category by clicking it from category list.
AtomPub/APP Support
Custom User Model
Custom user display
Login names can be private
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