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« on: March 20, 2023 @581.35 »

What blog engines have people been using? Whats your experience with them?
(self-hosting only please, no tumblr or livejournal :dog: )

I know of wordpress but I am looking for other options.
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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2023 @617.60 »

I've got Zonelets set up on my site: have not actually made any posts yet, but it's there. It's very lightweight (it's just some HTML and Javascript, and not much of it at that) but if it's all you need I can recommend it.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2023 @626.74 »

Hugo is a pretty big one ive tried out for the whole of a couple minutes for building whole websites (or just ya blog) - looks decent

personally, i prefer having a seperate inaccessible directory where i write documents in Markdown and then convert them to HTML in my pages directory using Pandoc and a neat lil shell script :P
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2023 @664.07 »

I purposely wanted to try alternatives to Wordpress and went with Serendipity. It's pretty good, but there's obviously not as much support for it, so if you're looking for a wide variety of plugins you may not be able to find them here. So far it's been able to do pretty much everything I wanted it to do, though.
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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2023 @750.29 »

There's Jekyll, a static site generator. It has a lot of blog themes and templates.

I actually made a blog template myself called DeadLogs. It's similar to Zonelets. It's HTML and JavaScript based. The JavaScript for the navigation.
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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2023 @791.50 »

On my website I mainly use bashblog. It's basically a small blog generator script made in Bash and it's pretty good and easy for use. It also has Markdown support but requires you to download this Perl script and drop it in the folder where you have bashblog installed. Simply generate a blog in your local computer (in case you're on Linux or if you have bash installed) and move all the files you have made in the script to your website and you're done.
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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2023 @819.06 »

I'm a big fan of Textpattern (I use it for my blog) - it's well-established, it integrates well with most blog publishing software, and overall it's extremely fast and lightweight. On top of that, it's easy to theme and modify with basic HTML and CSS knowledge; Iv found the community of developers to be excellent and supportive. Overall I think this should be the goto blogging platform for most people instead of WordPress with is a bloated painful mess in comparison  :tongue:

https://textpattern.com/
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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2023 @928.04 »

i've been using FlatPress on my site and i like it. it saves the entries as .txt files, which i like :smile:
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« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2023 @504.38 »

I just write static blog pages and link to them in a hub. I don't like running an entire program just to put writing in hypertext.
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« Reply #9 on: March 21, 2023 @918.82 »

I've been using WordPress since 2011, I mostly find that it does everything I need it to do, it's easy to work on my site without going through the Cpanel, and I think since I've been using it for so long I am attached, if I were to change it would probably be to the alternative version of WP which is ClassicPress.
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« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2023 @422.67 »

personally for my blog, i just use some code from sadgrl.online that hides certain divs until a link to them is clicked to make my blog! its a pretty simple way to make a blog on just one page, only issue is the .html file is pretty long without anything collapsed  :dunno:
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« Reply #11 on: April 01, 2023 @883.56 »

There's Jekyll, a static site generator. It has a lot of blog themes and templates.

I second Jekyll!
First I just used it as a way to automatically insert templates like a navigation header for my pages, now I use it for blogging too. It can do a lot of things automatically, like generate an RSS feed, and you have easy control over everything.

Downside with static site generators is they can be less convienient than a CMS. This plugin for Jekyll is a lifesaver for me, makes making blog posts and other pages so much less of a bother
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