Tuesday, September 12, 2006

blogging software

Previously I asked for advice about running an Intranet blog, and running an Internet blog with hosting for friends.

In response to the question about running a small Intranet blog the recommendations were strongly for Wordpress, with a mention of Ikiwiki as well. One of the features that I consider desirable is for software to be reasonably popular which means that support is often easier to obtain. So Wordpress is my main candidate at this time for Intranet use. I'll install Wordpress and probably won't try anything else unless Wordpress fails in some significant way (which seems unlikely).

In response to my question about a blog server for serious blogging again Wordpress was well recommended. There is also a version of Wordpress in beta called Wordpress MU that supports blog server operations such as wordpress.com. Although I didn't mention it before I have had some ideas of starting my own server along such lines so Wordpress again does well.

Over the next few weeks I will start playing with Wordpress and Wordpress MU. If things go well I'll move my blog away from blogspot and to a domain I own in the near future.


Velvet Elvis said...

After not being able to find a multiblog solution that didn't piss me off, I ended up building something out of drupl that has worked pretty well.

I found this comparison fairly invaluable:


John Goerzen said...

I'm personally a big fan of Serendipity. I use it over on my blog, plus a few others. It seems to have all the features from Wordpress that a person could want, but has much cleaner code, easier setup, and easier maintenance. I'd highly recommend it.

Jon Dowland said...

wordpress has not impressed me security-wise. The two big issues I had with it are a) their announce list is unused but they keep the sign-up prominently advertised. Apparently they lost the password to the listserv. Hmm. b) they have in the past taken a released tarball and modified it to fix a security bug, then uploaded the new tarball with the same version and made no announcement. They also have a non-disclosure policy and have criticised others for publicing faults they have found.

Shintaro Fujiwara said...

I use nucleus on my own server, but at office I let my boss use simplephpblog which does not need any database to be installed.
But you may not like the latter because it is not said secure...

OliBlogger said...

Pivot works well for me. It can be set up for multiple users; I use it only for personal puposes. Only needs PHP, no database required. Unfortunately, there is no Debian package for Pivot.

Frequent said...

Good luck with WPMU! (And I don't mean that in a bad way.) It is not for the faint of heart. Having used it for more than a year at DakotaBlogs I can certainly say it's been an educational and rewarding program.

In case you didn't know WPMU has finally released version 1.0 it's first "stable" release.