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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

 

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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?
PackageDescriptionCategoryDownloadsLast UpdatedVersionRepoCommitsStarsForksParticipantsLicensemulti sitestagRSSMultilingualgallerycommentSearchWYSIWYG EditorReactionspluginComment spam filteringLinkback ?MetaWeblog APIPingingMarkdownTest coverageSharing HooksSitemapDate ViewsMultiple AuthorsImport from WordpressCategoriesLogin names can be privateAtomPub/APP Support Custom User ModelCustom user displayGeneral PagesAbstract base models
ByteflowApp0NoneOther00UNKNOWN , yes, with django-tagging and autocomplete widget , but can implemented by multi-sitesThreaded comments with email notification for replies. Automated registration for user after comment posting (no anonymous users!)   django-haystack , captcha
Django Tech BlogApp0NoneOther00UNKNOWN
django-newsNews Feed Aggregation with Django.App0Oct. 16, 2011, 5:32 p.m.0.2.5Github417coleiferMIT License
django-storiesAn application for handling newspaper-like stories on a web site.Framework0May 2, 2011, 8:54 a.m.1.0beta1Github141coordt
josesoa
rlewko
toddstowell
twtwebdev
wavrin
justquick
Custom
django-hermesA light-weight blogging app for Django.App0Aug. 21, 2015, 9:48 a.m.1.4.2Github89bunchesofdonald
LaundroMat
symroe
lowks
MITRSS/Atom  No commenting system included.Supports custom markup renders. Comes with support for markdown, rst and textileSupports Markdown, RST, Textile and HTML/Plain Text. Also allows for custom renders to be used.100%
Django-BootlogA Django Blogging App based on Twitter Bootstrap Theme.App0April 18, 2014, 11:49 p.m.1.0.2Github10last-entNew BSD License . Can have a single Category  Disqus  django-haystack  ckeditor in admin.  Post to Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter & Reddit.  Posts can be listed by category by clicking it from category list.  Has Latest Posts as Homepage and an About Page.
django_filtered_feedFeeds sans noise.App0Aug. 26, 2014, 2:02 a.m.0.1.0Github51alixediBSD
djangocms-blogdjango CMS 3.0 blog application - Support for multilingual posts, placeholders and social network meta tagsApp0Aug. 16, 2015, 10:26 a.m.0.5.0Github6234yakky
skirsdeda
jedie
maxvyaznikov
protoroto
creimers
bitdeli-chef
davidetruffo
galuszkak
motleytech
more...
BSD
django-andablogA blog app that is only intended to be embedded within an existing Django site.App0Aug. 28, 2015, 10:04 a.m.1.4.0Github95ivanvenosdel
miohtama
BSD  django-taggit  admin-inlines  Only features that make comment integration easier.  through markitup  custom markup renderers  90%
django-andablogA blog app that is only intended to be embedded within an existing Django site.App0Aug. 28, 2015, 10:04 a.m.1.4.0Github95ivanvenosdel
miohtama
BSD
simple-articleProvides a simple Article model for DjangoApp0June 23, 2015, 1:03 p.m.0.2.0Github10zniperMIT
django-mingusa Django blog engine leveraging reusable apps for all its features.Framework0Jan. 30, 2012, 1:10 a.m.Github48795montylounge
acdha
ktonon
jezdez
howiworkdaily
lukeman
novito
alup
UNKNOWN
FlotherThe Python- and Django-based code for the website running flother.com. For installation instructions, see the README.App0March 1, 2011, 4:42 p.m.Github628flotherUNKNOWN
Mighty LemonA Django blog. Formerly Oebfare by brosner.Framework0April 20, 2009, 7:44 a.m.Github5814brosner
justinabrahms
leah
objcode
daonb
defunkt
UNKNOWN
django-yabaYet Another Blog ApplicationApp0Nov. 3, 2009, 11:29 a.m.Github3312f4ntUNKNOWN , with django-tagging , with contrib.comments or Disqus
PyLucid CMSPyLucid is a Open Source web content management system written in Python using the Django Framework.Framework0Aug. 27, 2015, 8:48 a.m.1.6.1Github6012jedie
ckolumbus
UNKNOWN , used django-tagging
django-sophieJust another Django-based blog engine, that runs on GAE.App0Sept. 17, 2010, 2:12 a.m.Github163dduanUNKNOWNYes, with disqus.
django-blogangoA blogging app for DjangoApp0April 28, 2015, 3:43 p.m.0.6.2Github10446akshar-raaj
tuxcanfly
omkarvijay5
shabda
plaban123
ashok-raavi
manjunath24
theju
krvc
dheerosaur
more...
Custom , with django-taggit , built-in, with comment moderation , from backtype , using akismet
Elephantblog for FeinCMSA blog for FeinCMSApp0April 18, 2015, 6:40 a.m.1.0.2.betaGithub4034matthiask
sbaechler
schmidsi
schuerpf
georgemarshall
vencax
evansd
AtomicSpark
uruz
fabiangermann
more...
BSD License , django.tagging , via content types , disqus or django.contrib.comments , TinyMCE  FeinCMS content type
dworkinNew wave blog + knowledge base engineFramework0Dec. 2, 2011, 10:02 a.m.Github71olexiystrashko
kottenator
UNKNOWN
Nano appsDoes less! Loosely coupled mini-apps for django.Framework0May 9, 2015, 9:04 a.m.0.9.4Github165kaleissin MIT License  automatically uses django-taggit or django-tagging if installed, prefers djang-taggit? Use django's own feed-system  The blog app can be used with any other comments-app including nano.comments but does not itself include comments  not unless using google or similar counts  plain text or html, in admin  Not allowing anonymous users to comment helps
syteA really simple but powerful packaged personal site that has social integrations like twitter, github, dribbble, instagram, foursquare, tumblr, wordpress, ...Framework0Aug. 16, 2014, 3:22 p.m.Github2802588rigoneri
hassankhan
eventh
durden
manavo
gkoo
gagnechris
href
andrewthebold
gjacobrobertson
more...
UNKNOWN
radpressA simple blog engine written in Django.App0Jan. 5, 2015, 4:53 p.m.0.4.3Github6512gkmngrgn
ivanvenosdel
bgbnbigben
emre
miratcan
MIT  only with disqus.  with zen mode for restructured text.  disqus reactions  disqus does not allow to spam =)  restructuredtext  only tags.
django-marcusBilingual blog on DjangoApp0June 16, 2015, 11:36 a.m.0.6.8Github2810adw0rd
3cky
Budulianin
BSD , for articles and comments , bilingual (English and Russian) , but only on admin page , built-in, with comment moderation , you can change the backendNow no, but plan to add a simple WYSIWYG with fullscreen mode and support for markdown , now only Twitter, but you can always set social buttons (through templates) with addthis, sharethis, etc , CSRF token through javascript and Akismet , separately for each language , through django-command "wordpress_importer" , through flatpages
django-bloggerA simple blogging app for django 1.4App0March 1, 2014, 7:36 p.m.1.0.0.7Github144jhgaylorUNKNOWN97%
django-fluent-blogsA blog engine with flexible block contents (based on django-fluent-contents)App0Aug. 19, 2015, 6:43 a.m.1.0b4Github1712vdboor
laidibug
Apache 2.0  via django-taggit / django-taggit-autocomplete-modified  and atomcan be a plugin  django.contrib.comments, django-fluent-comments, or any other option via templates (e.g. Facebook/DISQUS)  (consider using django-haystack)  TinyMCE/CKEditor/RedactorJS/Yahoo/custom (via django-fluent-contents)  via django-fluent-contents  honeypots, akismet, auto close / auto moderate (via django-fluent-comments) +
RST/Markdown/Textile/custom (via django-fluent-contents)
0%  (unless using a custom model)  via other apps (flatpages / django-fluent-pages / custom)  includes model mixins
bibliona blog app for DjangoApp0Aug. 19, 2015, 11:44 a.m.2.6.2Github21873paltman
brosner
jtauber
miurahr
alexissantos
lukeman
ossanna16
swilcox
chrisgemignani
issackelly
more...
MIT
Django-ArticlesATTENTION: I have disowned this project. See http://www.codekoala.com/blog/2013/django-projects/ The blogging engine I use on codekoala.comApp0July 6, 2012, 5:05 a.m.2.4.1Bitbucket11942codekoalaBSDDisqus or django.contrib.comments
blognajdSimple django blogging app, for Python 3App0Nov. 12, 2013, 5:05 p.m.1.0Github35danirus
davea
marky1991
Custom
django-diarioBlog application for Django projectsFramework0July 16, 2015, 3:28 p.m.1.0Bitbucket30sementeCustom 

django.contrib.sites support
 

django-tagging support (optional)
 

RSS/Atom
 

django.contrib.comments support
 

reStructuredText, Markdown, Textile, raw text (so you can use HTML directly or another markup language
Asgard BlogA simple blog application for Django.App0Aug. 23, 2013, 11:52 a.m.Github30myles
avolkov
UNKNOWNdjango-taggit
cmsplugin-blogApp0Oct. 13, 2013, 7:59 p.m.1.1.2Github29fivethreeo
mitar
va1en0k
gleb-chipiga
ojii
krisb78
palnes
hedberg
atkinson
BSD Licensedjango-tagging  WYMEditor or TinyMCEusing django-cms plugins0%
django-basic-appsSimple prebuilt applications.App0April 5, 2014, 2:55 p.m.Github1065275nathanborror
howiworkdaily
montylounge
feuervogel
jaredly
ericholscher
toastdriven
justquick
mcroydon
myles
more...
UNKNOWN
gnocchi-blogBlog modules from the Gnocchi project.App0Aug. 21, 2015, 3:43 a.m.Bitbucket62funkybobUNKNOWN , with django-taggit 
built in comments with reCaptcha
 
reCaptcha
 
Using django.contrib.markup
MezzanineCMS framework for DjangoFramework0Aug. 27, 2015, 5:18 p.m.4.0.1Github2342907stephenmcd
AlexHill
jerivas
invalid-email-address
wrwrwr
Kniyl
sebasmagri
joshcartme
kenbolton
dfalk
more...
BSD  Built in, with weighted tag cloud.  Built in threaded comments with admin dashboard integration, as well as DISQUS integration.  TinyMCE included, plus hooks for injecting your own widget class  Akismet70%  Integrated with bit.ly - post to Facebook and Twitter  (also custom importers for Tumblr, Posterous, Blogger, and RSS)
ZinniaSimple yet powerful and really extendable application for managing a blog within your Django Web site.App0Aug. 21, 2015, 9:37 a.m.0.15.2Github1035463Fantomas42
marky1991
HiddenClever
igalarzab
bianchimro
Noobidoo
smcoll
acspike
dellis23
Hrym
more...
BSD License  or Atom  (with moderation, can be threaded)  with grammar  WYMEditor, TinyMCE or markItUp  with django-cms's placeholders  Akismet, TypePad, Mollom or custom  enriched , reStructedText or Textile100%  Bit.ly and Twitter  (also Blogger and RSS)  not a CMS  includes model mixins
django-dress-blogDjango blogging app with stories, quotes, diary, comments and tags.App0April 28, 2013, 3:56 a.m.0.1aGithub135danirusMIT , with django-tagging , with django-inline-media , with django-comments-xtd , django-comments-xtd requires comment confirmation by email
PackageDescriptionCategoryDownloadsLast UpdatedVersionRepoCommitsStarsForksParticipantsLicensemulti sitestagRSSMultilingualgallerycommentSearchWYSIWYG EditorReactionspluginComment spam filteringLinkback ?MetaWeblog APIPingingMarkdownTest coverageSharing HooksSitemapDate ViewsMultiple AuthorsImport from WordpressCategoriesLogin names can be privateAtomPub/APP Support Custom User ModelCustom user displayGeneral PagesAbstract base models
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