Blog Programs, Scripts or Apps

Choosing the Best Blogging Platform

What to look for in Blog Software

Updated: November 13, 2019
By: RSH Web Editorial Staff
Best Blogging Platform

What is the Best Blogging Programs

Deciding which Blogging software you choose should suit your needs and goals. You will need to think about what kind of blog you want to create, now and in the future. As your blog grows, you may want to change the look and feel of your site. Maybe add more features or add users. Starting off with the wrong platform can make it very difficult to switch later on. Especially if you want to expand your site, introduce online shopping, or other growth minded efforts. If you do not have plans to make money with your blog, it might be wise to have the option to do so in the future

While WordPress may be the most popular and well suited for entry level Bloggers. There are many others that are just as easy or easier to use each having its own set of unique tools, features, and interfaces. Choosing the right platform involves considering the type of blog and content you want to produce

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WordPress

WordPress Over 80 million people have chosen WordPress to create their Website. It is one of the most popular programs you can use. Most of the people using WordPress are neither web designers or programmers with out any prior knowledge of web designing. With thousands of templates or themes to choose from. WordPress can be used for just about every kind of site whether it is a blog, personal, business, online store or any type of website
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Pubvana

Pubvana A re-branding of the Open Blog v3 with many major improvements and new features. Utilizing the fun to use and powerful Bootstrap front end framework. Designed to be the easiest, most intuitive blog app to use for every type of websites
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Serendipity

Serendipity Being a PHP driven blog program which gives anyone an easy way to maintain their online website. While the default install is designed for the average blogger, Serendipity offers a flexible expandable and easy to use script - With the power for professional applications
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Dotclear

The Dotclear was designed to provide a easy to use, user friendly app allowing anyone to publish a blog on the web, regardless of their technical skills. A open source web publishing software created in 2002 as a one man’s project. Since then the project grew to provide a user friendly app allowing anyone to publish on the web regardless of their technical skills
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b2evolution

b2evolution was created as a advanced Web Blog app that allows you to run your own blogs, news feeds, photo stream or website with features normally provided by Wikis. Being a medium scale CMS centered around the Blog concept, fully featured with multiple blogs capabilities , content - presentation separation, full user management, with full internationalization work flow management
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Textpattern

Textpattern is another program created to help make publishing online easy, and to simplify the production of a well structured, standard compliant website. Textpattern is a flexible elegant and easy to use "Content Management System"
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Nibbleblog

Nibbleblog is easy, fast and of course free Blog CMS. The database is based on XML files and do not need MySQL or similar DBMS
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LifeType

LifeType uses PHP as a programming language and an SQL based environment to store information allowing you to use it for multiple blogs and users. Some examples of features include a WYSIWYG editor, media management, built-in spam filter and support for trackback blogs. Many new plugins for managing comments or editing templates are avalible, or use one of the 80 available with the current release
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Pixie

Pixie is a great blogging app that will help quickly create your own blog. Many people refer to this type of software as a (CMS) “Content Management System”. They prefer to call it a "Small, Simple, Site Maker" (SSM)
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HTMLy

HTMLy is a DatabaseLess Blogging Platform or Flat-File Blog designed for simplicity and speed written in PHP. Using a unique algorithm to search for or list any content based on date, category, tag, or author, and performance remains fast even with thousands of posts and hundreds of tags
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PivotX

PivotX will help you to maintain dynamic websites, web blogs, online journals and other frequently updated websites. Written in PHP and uses MySQL or flat files as a database. PivotX is also good for more complex websites as well. With its powerful core and flexible template system make it easy for developers to adjust and extend
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FlatPress

FlatPress is a standard-compliant multi-lingual extensible blogging engine which does not require a database to work and saves your posts as simple text files. Written in PHP you will not need MySQL
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Leafpub

Leafpub is a web blogging script with inline editing, handlebar templates with a beautiful user interface. The first open source publishing platform to feature a true WYSIWYG editor. No more boring forms and rich text controls. Just great inline editing
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Movable Type

Movable Type is a great tool to build websites, blogs, and communities on a single platform. It is easier than ever to publish and share information with this Blogging Program. Movable Type makes it easy to manage your entire website, start a new blog, and or build an entire community of followers
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PageCookery

PageCookery is one of the first single user version of a "Micro Blogging" program. Utilizing PHP and MySQL based architecture for safety, efficiency and stability for the concept of Web 2.0 solutions
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Nucleus

Nucleus It lets writers do what they are best at: Writing, without having to worry about formatting and markup. Nucleus CMS is a flexible and easy to install blog software
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eggBlog

eggBlog Another free open source blog software package developed with PHP that uses MySQL to store information. EggBlog started life on December 19, 2005 allowing you to create your own online website or weblog. Included is a forum, photo album and is mainly directed towards advanced users, developers, or system administrators
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Chyrp

Chyrpa blogging engine designed to be lightweight while retaining functionality. Powered by PHP with theme and extension engines, Personalizing it to your liking. The code is well documented and it has a strong structure that is some what based on the MVC design pattern
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