When it comes to making a mark on the "World Wide Web" starting a blog is a time honored strategy. There are endless blogging niches with a never ending supply of platforms to manage your blog with. After buying a domain name often our customers ask which application they should use to set up their blogs
• What type of blog are you starting?
• Will you be Self Hosting the Software?
• How often will you post to your blog?
• What type of blogging content?
• Do you plan to have ads on your blog site?
• Are Analytics important?
Instead of giving you one or two recommendations, we have listed some of the best self hosted blogging platforms for you to consider. All of the below mentioned Blogs are available through Softaculous with an easy one click set up. Softaculous is include with all RSH Web Hosting Accounts
WordPress is web publishing software you can use to create your own website or blog. WordPress has become one of the most popular web publishing platform. It powers more than 30 percent of the entire World Wide Web, from hobby blogs to some of the biggest news sites online. WordPress is much more just a blogging tool. It’s actually a highly flexible content management system. Build and manage your own website using just your web browser. There are thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes that enable you to build just about any type of website you can imagine
Designed to be the easiest, most intuitive for personal blogging and any type of websites. With Bootstrap, HTML, CSS, and JS framework for developing responsive mobile first projects for your website
An application that provides just the essential blogging features. Nibbleblog is fast. It has a clean, streamlined interface that makes it easy to quickly do what you want. It includes basic plugin and theme support to help you customize your website, and it has built-in multilingual support for more than 10 languages. Nibbleblog packs a lot of functionality into a small package, and is definitely worth a look if you don't want or need a lot of extra bells and whistles
Serendipity is a PHP powered weblog application which gives the user an easy way to maintain an online diary, weblog or even a complete website. 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. Casual users appreciate the way Serendipity's sophisticated plugin architecture allows you to easily modify both the appearance of your blog and its features. More than 120 plugins, instantly enhancing your blog's functionality. No need to edit code!
Dotclear is freely available open source blog publishing platform written in PHP programming language. It is popular in French speaking countries and most of the supporting material of Dotclear is in French language though it provides easy and flexible architecture to its users. Software is itself multilingual and provides all normal features of blogging. Dotclear is a high quality online publishing tool, it is user friendly and possesses a rich functionality that provides a comfortable experience to its users
b2evolution is an advanced weblog tool. Allowing you to run your own blogs, newsfeeds or even photo stream. b2evolution is a medium scale CMS centered around the Blog concept, fully featured with multiple blogs, content and presentation separation, full user management, full internationalization, work flow management, and extending towards features normally provided by Wikis, Trackers or hierarchy driven CMS
Textpattern is a web application designed to help overcome the hurdles to publishing online, and to simplify the production of well structured, standards compliant web pages. Textpattern is a flexible, elegant and easy to use content management system. Built on solid foundations, Flexible tag-based templates, with templates Fast, lean, secure and extendable, Simple, elegant user interface, Available in over 40 languages, Community driven development, Write using Textile, Markdown, etc., Contributors are welcomed
Nucleus is a flexible and easy to install CMS. It helps you to publish a website and lets writers do what they are best at: writing items or articles, without having to worry about formatting and markup
Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is powered by PHP and has a very powerful theme and extension engines, so you can personalize it however you want. The code is well documented, strong structure that's loosely based on the MVC design pattern. Chyrp is a minimal CMS that aims to be a less bulky alternative to WordPress. Recent versions come with an extensive documentation and a supportive community behind
HTMLy is an open source Blogging Platform or Flat File Blog prioritizes simplicity and speed written in PHP. HTMLy uses a unique algorithm to find or list any content based on date, category, tag, or author, and the performance will remain fast even if we have thousands of posts and hundreds of tags
PivotX is free software to help you maintain dynamic sites such as weblogs, online journals and other frequently updated websites in general. It's written in PHP and uses MySQL or flat files as a database. 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. Whether you want an easy-to-use, robust blogging tool or are looking to push things to the max
Movable Type is powerful enough for building websites, blogs, and communities on a single platform. It's easier than ever to publish and share information with Movable Type. Making it simple to manage entire websites, start new blogs, and build an engaged community of readers and customers
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Reach wider audience faster. With inline editing, handlebar templates, and a beautiful user interface. Introducing the first open source publishing platform to feature a true WYSIWYG editor. With Leafpub you can publish your content with just few clicks. Leafpub is an open source blogging platform
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