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Re: [SLUG] Blogging system recommendations
- To: Rev Simon Rumble <simon@xxxxxxxxxx>, slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Blogging system recommendations
- From: David Gillies <daveg@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Fri, 20 Apr 2007 11:22:20 +1000
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Rev Simon Rumble wrote:
> Hi folks.
> I'm building a simple web site for a mate of mine who's made a film
> that's just hitting the festival circuit. I want it to be pretty basic,
> with just a few pages and a blog that he can update.
> I use blosxom because it's bloody simple, but it required me to write in
> HTML. I'll need to get something that he can write in himself, and
> include links and images probably.
> So does anyone have any recommendations?
> * Ability for non-technical user to enter stuff
> * Can switch between plain text and HTML for markup
> * Can include links and images in posts
> * Easily integrated in another design without using frames
> * Has a .deb or is uber-simple to install and maintain
> * Not written in PHP
> * Not written in $trendy_language_of_the_week
> * Doesn't need a database
> * If it needs a database, can work with sqlite
> * Comments with some form of comment spam control
> * Has a critical announcements email list/RSS feed for when security
> holes are found. I'm looking at you phpBB (though they now have an
> RSS feed).
It doesn't fit all your requirement, but I found Project Steve
Guttenberg good for installations where you don't want databases:
It's written in php though. It easy to install and configure. I used it
for my first blog back in 2002 and it was being developed before that,
so its pretty stable.
Also it doesn't have 'php' in its name ;-)
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