Blogs

Free open-source blogging platforms ready to use.

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WordPress

WordPress is open source software you can use to create a beautiful website, blog, or app. It has beautiful designs, powerful features, and the freedom to build anything you want. It is both free and priceless at the same time. Though recent years more CMS companies have popped up to challenge WordPress, it is still the first choice for web pro and amateurs to build websites of all kinds. FYI, 30% of the web uses WordPress, from hobby blogs to the biggest news sites online. If you get a hosting service from a hosting company, they most likely provide easy installations for WordPress.

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PivotX

Yes, it’s a blogging tool – and a pretty brilliant one – but PivotX is also a great tool to maintain more complex websites as well. Its powerful core and flexible template system make it easy for developers to adjust and extend. No matter if you want an easy-to-use, robust blogging tool or are looking to push things to the max – PivotX offers the best of both worlds.

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B2evolution

b2evolution is a tool that allows you to build your own website. This ranges from just a home page to a full featured site with multiple blogs, forums for your user community and structured content such as manuals or knowledge bases.

Additionally, b2evolution allows you to send newsletters to your user community and members can send private messages to each other.

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Open Blog

Open Blog came about when we began looking for a blogging platform that was not bloated and trying to be everything to everyone. We wanted a blog and just a blog so we created one. There’s no attempt to be E-commerce, forums, or membership sites here, just simple, easy, secure blogging.

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Serendipity

Serendipity is a PHP-powered weblog engine which gives the user an easy way to maintain a blog. While the default package is designed for the casual blogger, Serendipity offers an expandable framework with the power for professional applications.

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Dotclear

Dotclear is an open-source web publishing software published in 2003 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.

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LifeType

The goal of the LifeType project is to create a stable multi-user and multi-blogging platform, to strengthen the concept of communities around blogs.

Writing articles is comfortable with the included state of the art WYSIWYG editor. Adding pictures and sound files (for Podcasting) is just a matter of browse and click. The Dashboard provides you with all the information you need every time you log in. Recent articles, comments and trackback as well as brief statistics get you updated about your blog immediately.

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HTMLy

HTMLy is an open source Databaseless Blogging Platform or Flat-File Blog prioritizes simplicity and speed written in PHP. HTMLy can be referred to as Flat-File CMS either since it will also manage your content.

HTMLy uses a unique algorithm to find or list any content based on date, type, category, tag, or author, and the performance will remain fast even if we have thousands of posts and hundreds of tags.

As a flat-file blog or flat-file CMS , HTMLy designed to run smoothly despite using minimal server specs. With 512MB of RAM or even less, it should can handle more than 10K posts without any issues.

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Chyrp

Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (or SQLite), and has a great standard theme and robust module engine. You can personalize and modify it any way you want.

All of your content is powered by a unique Feathers system that allows Chyrp to be whatever you want it to be. You can post anything and everything, or just stick to the default Text feather and run a regular blog. Chyrp destroys the fine line between a blog and a tumblelog.