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B2 / cafelog

"A classy news/weblog tool (aka logware).You type something and hit "blog this" and in the next second it's on your page(s). You can write extended entries, or even entries that span multiple pages. You can also use BloggerAPI clients to post to your b2 weblog.
What's original in b2 ? Pages are generated dynamically from the MySQL database, so no clumsy 'rebuilding' is involved. It also means faster search/display capabilities, and the ability to serve your news in different 'templates' without any hassle."


Blog - Developers Corner

"Blog is an automatic web logging program which allows you to update your site easily without the hassles of HTML editing and having to use a separate program to upload your work. You simply set Blog up with the necessary information for logging into your site via FTP, define a template to specify the look for your page and then type in your entries in the main Blog window and click Publish and Blog does the rest! Blog also handles the task of generating archival entries for older posts. It is a really convenient way to keep a site (or multiple sites) updated without going through several programs to do the job."



"Blogger is the quickest and easiest way to post to your web site — no matter where it's hosted — or to create a site from scratch and keep it updated.

Over 750,000 people have started. Isn't it your turn to say what's on your mind?"


Blog Studio

"A fast, free, simple and reliable blogging service and host that breaks new ground."

"Free full featured blogger. No banners or popups. Blog can be Syndicated, trackbacks, comments, categorized, WYSIWYG editor and free Image Gallery."



"Blosxom (pronounced "Blossom") is a lightweight yet feature-packed weblog application designed from the ground up with simplicity, usability, and interoperability in mind."


City Desk

"CityDesk completely automates the whole process of formatting pages, creating your home page and navigation, and publishing the site to a web server."



"Drupal is an open-source platform and content management system for building dynamic web sites offering a broad range of features and services including user administration, publishing workflow, discussion capabilities, news aggregation, metadata functionalities using controlled vocabularies and XML publishing for content sharing purposes. Equipped with a powerful blend of features and configurability, Drupal can support a diverse range of web projects ranging from personal weblogs to large community-driven sites."



"Greymatter is the original opensource weblogging and journal software. With fully-integrated comments, searching, file uploading and image handling, completely customisable output through dozens of templates and variables, multiple author support, and many other features—while having perhaps the simplest installation process and easiest-to-use interface of any program offering this level of functionality—Greymatter permanently raised the bar for weblogging and journaling, and it remains the program of choice for tens of thousands of people around the world."



" is a free service that allows you to create and customize your very own "live journal": a journal that you keep online! You can update with short entries many times a day, or with long entries a few times a week... however you'd like to use it. It's free, it's fun, and it's easy to use!"



"Conversant is software for your Internet (or Intranet) server. Standard features include tools for managing news pages and journals (weblogs), feature-rich event calendars, online discussion forums (with file enclosure capabilities), tools for publishing entire web sites, email and mailing-list integration, and many other services that are great for all kinds of business, project, and personal web sites and communication-centers."


monaural jerk

"A weblog, journal, news, diary system. It allows one or more authors to regularly publish content without touching HTML. It has a nifty web-based editing/publishing sytem. It has a built-in search engine. And it is free for personal or corporate use, under the GPL: this is open-source software."

"In under 5 minutes you can be online with your own free weblog. Publish your thoughts, meet new people from all around the globe and, most of all, have fun."


Movable Type

"It is a decentralized, web-based personal publishing system designed to ease maintenance of regularly updated news or journal sites, like weblogs."



"NewsBruiser is a simple but full-featured weblog management system. It is almost entirely self-contained, requiring nothing but Python (1.5.2 or greater) and SSI (optional) to be happy."



"Nucleus allows you to easily maintain your own weblog(s) on your own server. It offers a system that is easy to install, but still offers maximum flexibility."



"Pivot is a tool, written in PHP, to create weblogs (and to some extent other dynamic websites). Pivot is almost finished, will be Free (as in beer speech), and easy to use."



"pMachine was written in PHP and runs on any server that has PHP 4 and MySQL installed. If you don't know anything about PHP or MySQL, don't worry... you don't need to! pMachine lets you build feature-rich, dynamic web sites with all the power and speed of PHP/MySQL without the steep learning curve. Note: pMachine 2.2 now has an abstracted database layer which will allow us to add support for other databases in the future."



"Rodin is a delightfully simple content management system.
To run it, you'll need PHP, MySQL, and $50,000*.