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
multi sites Allows a single installation to serve multiple blog.
tag tag support
RSS Publishes legal RSS feeds
Multilingual Full builtin multilingual support.
gallery includes photo gallery
comment add a comment to a blog article
Search Can blog posts be searched?
WYSIWYG Editor Can posts be authored using a WYSIWYG editor?
Reactions Does it support reactions from social media sites?
plugin Supports third-party plugins.
Comment spam filtering List what methods such as CAPTCHA, honeypots, spam keyword filtering and more to
block comment spam.
Linkback ? Has pingback/trackback ?
MetaWeblog API Does the blog support the MetaWeblog API ?
Pinging Automatically pings search engines on new entries
Markdown I want markdown, hate writing html now inside of 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?
Date Views Can blogs posts be viewed for a given month or year?
Multiple Authors Can blog posts be attributed to different authors with the ability to view posts
for an individual author?
Import from Wordpress Import a posts, categories, tags, comments, authors, etc.
Categories Can blog posts be assigned to descriptive categories? Eg to create a running
series of tutorials. (not tagging)
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.
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?
General Pages Can the blog have general content pages (eg: about) attached to it as with
Wordpress?
Abstract base models Can the blog engine handle custom models, in both the admin, it's views and
syndication feeds?
Package syte Mezzanine django-basic-apps Zinnia django-mingus biblion Django-Articles django-blogango radpress Flother djangocms-blog PyLucid CMS Mighty Lemon django-news Elephantblog for FeinCMS django-yaba django-marcus django-fluent-blogs django-sophie Nano apps django-stories django-blogger django-dress-blog django-andablog django-andablog django-hermes dworkin gnocchi-blog django_filtered_feed Asgard Blog django-diario blognajd cmsplugin-blog Django-Bootlog simple-article Byteflow Django Tech Blog
Package syte Mezzanine django-basic-apps Zinnia django-mingus biblion Django-Articles django-blogango radpress Flother djangocms-blog PyLucid CMS Mighty Lemon django-news Elephantblog for FeinCMS django-yaba django-marcus django-fluent-blogs django-sophie Nano apps django-stories django-blogger django-dress-blog django-andablog django-andablog django-hermes dworkin gnocchi-blog django_filtered_feed Asgard Blog django-diario blognajd cmsplugin-blog Django-Bootlog simple-article Byteflow Django Tech Blog
Description A really simple but powerful
packaged personal site that
has social integrations like
twitter, github, dribbble,
instagram, foursquare, tumblr,
wordpress, ...
CMS framework 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.
a blog app for Django 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 A simple blog engine written
in Djan...
The Python- and Django-based
code for the website running
flother.com. For installation
instructions, see the README.
django CMS 3.0 blog
application - Support for
multilingual posts,
placeholders and social
network meta tags
PyLucid is a Open Source web
content management system
written in Python using the
Django Framework.
A Django blog. Formerly
Oebfare by brosner.
News Feed Aggregation with
Django.
A blog for FeinCMS Yet Another Blog Application Bilingual blog on Django A blog engine with flexible
block contents (based on
django-fluent-contents)
Just another Django-based blog
engine, that runs on GAE.
Does less! Loosely coupled
mini-apps for django.
An application for handling
newspaper-like stories on a
web site.
A simple blogging app for
django 1.4
Django blogging app with
stories, quotes, diary,
comments and tags.
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.
A light-weight blogging app
for Django.
New wave blog + knowledge base
engine
Blog modules from the Gnocchi
project.
Feeds sans noise. A simple blog application for
Django.
Blog application for Django
projects
Simple django blogging app,
for Python 3
A Django Blogging App based on
Twitter Bootstrap The...
Provides a simple Article
model for Django
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multi sites 

django.contrib.sites support
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  django-taggit , with django-taggitdjango-taggit 

django-tagging support (optional)
django-tagging . Can have a single Category , yes, with django-tagging and autocomplete widget
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
gallery , via content types , but only on admin pagecan be a plugin , with django-inline-media  admin-inlines
comment  Built in threaded comments with admin dashboard integration, as well as DISQUS integration.  (with moderation, can be threaded)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 moderation  django.contrib.comments, django-fluent-comments, or any other option via templates (e.g. Facebook/DISQUS)Yes, with 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  Only features that make comment integration easier.  No commenting system included. 
built in comments with reCaptcha
 

django.contrib.comments support
  DisqusThreaded comments with email notification for replies. Automated registration for user after comment posting (no anonymous users!)
Search  with grammar , you can change the backend  (consider using django-haystack)  not unless using google or similar counts  django-haystack  django-haystack
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.
Reactions , from backtype  disqus reactions , now only Twitter, but you can always set social buttons (through templates) with addthis, sharethis, etc
plugin  with django-cms's placeholders  via django-fluent-contents  custom markup renderersSupports custom markup renders. Comes with support for markdown, rst and textileusing django-cms plugins
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
Linkback ?
MetaWeblog API  enriched
Pinging
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%100%0%97%  90%100%0%
Sharing Hooks  Integrated with bit.ly - post to Facebook and Twitter  Bit.ly and Twitter  Post to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter & Reddit.
Sitemap , separately for each language
Date Views
Multiple Authors  (unless using a custom model)
Import from Wordpress  (also custom importers for Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, and RSS)  (also Blogger and RSS) , through django-command "wordpress_importer"
Categories  only tags.  Posts can be listed by category by clicking it from category list.
Login names can be private
AtomPub/APP Support
Custom User Model
Custom user display
General Pages  not a CMS , through flatpages  via other apps (flatpages / django-fluent-pages / custom)  Has Latest Posts as Homepage and an About Page.
Abstract base models  includes model mixins  includes model mixins
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