A roundup of the opensource blogging tool and publishing platform.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time.
Needless to say that it is the most popular among all publishing platforms available.
Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete homepage. While the default package is designed for the casual blogger, Serendipity offers a flexible, expandable and easy-to-use framework with the power for professional applications.
3. Movable Type
Another promising open-source blogging engine. Flexible enough for custom blogs and websites and powerful enough for the most demanding content management and social media needs. You can find more details about movable type here.
Dotclear is an open-source web publishing software created in 2002 by Olivier Meunier. A one man’s project at first, Dotclear soon gathered a team comprising different personalities with various backgrounds.
The project’s purpose is to provide a user-friendly tool allowing anyone to publish on the web, regardless of their technical skills.
Dotclear is a free software primarily designed for its users and regularly improved by their contributions. Everyone may use it and modify it according to the software license.
5. Nucleus CMS
Nucleus CMS is also a popular content management system. It is actually more than a blog engine. Nucleus supports a multi-lingual and multi-author blogging environment. Some other extensive features are the availability of a huge number of templates and plug-ins, an easy administration panel, easy syndication support, etc. Nucleus exposes a rich set of APIs to extend it via plug-ins. Administration of Nucleus is more complicated than that of other blog engines.
6. Life Type
LifeType supports multiple blogs and users, media management, generation of standard content, clean URLs and support for subdomains.
LifeType is released under the GPL license, and requires PHP and MySQL to work.
7. Boast Machine
boastMachine is an open source, state of the art publishing platform written from scratch, that makes your web publishing experience so fun and easy as never before! From the fully automated installation to advanced content management featuresto spam fighting, boastMachine provides you with all that you would ever need!
It is written in PHP and backed by MySQL.
8. Text Pattern
Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy-to-use content management system. It is both free and open source.
When it comes to publishing on the internet, beginners and experts alike are met with a bothersome paradox: word processors and graphics applications allow anyone to do a pretty good job of managing text and images on a personal computer, but to make these available to the worldwide web – a seemingly similar environment of documents and destinations – ease of use vanishes behind sudden requirements for multilingual programming skills, proficiency in computer-based graphic design, and, ultimately, the patience of a saint.
b2evolution is a powerful blog tool you can install on your own website.
It includes all the features of traditional blog tools, and extends them with evolved features such as file & photo management, advanced skinning, multiple blogs support as well as detailed user permissions.
eggBlog is the free php & mysql blog software package, allowing you to create your own online website, journal or weblog (blog) using your own web-space. Powered by PHP and MySQL, eggBlog has a wide range of features including: easy to use web-based administration to add, edit and delete news articles, easy to use web-based configuration to manage your web site setting, WYSIWYG easy-to-use text editor for publishing or editing news articles, download themes to easily change the style, layout and colours of your site and more. Read more about in their site.
There are many great weblog systems around, but they all require technical knowledge from their users. Zomplog is different: it let’s you focus on content instead of code. Software should empower you to do great things, not stand in your way. Zomplog has been designed to be logical and easy to use for anyone, not just programmers. View more details here.
Subtext is a personal blog publishing platform that focuses on usability, elegance, and simplicity, it is written in C# for the ASP.NET platform. If you’ve ever caught yourself throwing your hands in the air and declaring that you’re going to write your own blogging engine, then Subtext is for you.
BlogEngine.NET is an open source .NET blogging project that was born out of desire for a better blog platform. A blog platform with less complexity, easy customization, and one that takes advantage of the latest .NET features.
BlogEngine.NET was designed using the current .NET framework and focused on simplicity, ease of extendibility, and innovative features. With BlogEngine.NET, we hope to create the natural blog of choice for all .NET developers world wide.
TriptychBlog is an open source, Microsoft® ASP.net 2.0 powered blog currently in development. Although not entirely complete, TriptychBlog still boasts some impressive features; while still being standards compliant, customizable and free.
TriptychBlog is powerful enough for corporate use, but still maintains an intuitive interface allowing anybody to create a personal blog.
15. Presstopia Blog
Presstopia Blog is a standalone, open source weblog application that runs on the ASP.NET platform. The software is 100% free of charge, and licensed under an Apache Open Source License. It includes all the features you need to run a great blog, without the clutter and clunkiness so often associated with other high-end blogging applications.
This is all I got. Drop me a comment if you have something to add in the list.
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