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Old 02-25-2006, 05:44 PM   #1
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Anyone know of any PHP based blog scripts that are well documented and easy to install? Ideally, I'd like to add a blog box on an index page... show the most recent entry with a link to a full blog... but just a good PHP based blog script would be enough...

My new host gives me a lot more direct control over the server, but even though I know there are tons of free PHP scripts out there, I can't find any sites that have clearly documented processes. Are there any PHP sites that offer good documentation? (probably not... as a former tech writer, one of the reasons I got out of the business was our profession had become a joke... )

   
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I use and recommend Wordpress, which really does take just 5 minutes to install and get running. It is relatively easy to template and there are plenty of plugins to extend the capability/facilities and a great support forum should you ever need it. I have a blog running at http://blog.jenkinhill.net but find so little time to update it - it is really there to show how simple it is to use for my clients.

   
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I have a blog running at http://blog.jenkinhill.net but find so little time to update it - it is really there to show how simple it is to use for my clients.
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No, I deleted it this morning as I am changing servers. It will be back up in a few days, once I have copied the db across etc.

   
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No, I deleted it this morning as I am changing servers. It will be back up in a few days, once I have copied the db across etc.
They do say that timing is everything! <g>

   
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Kelvyn,

Note that Wordpress includes xmlrpc.php
Make certain it isn't the version (<1.2) open to SQL insertion exploits.
http://phpxmlrpc.sourceforge.net/
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Gary, I'm using 2.0.1 - with the 2.0.2 upgrade to be applied once the move is successful.

   
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Anyone know of any PHP based blog scripts that are well documented and easy to install? Ideally, I'd like to add a blog box on an index page... show the most recent entry with a link to a full blog... but just a good PHP based blog script would be enough...
Have you considered Textpattern (developed by your web host, Dean Allen)?

It is not exactly documented, but there are a FAQ, a knowledge base, a Wiki, and a forum, all active and growing. For someone like you, with more facility with PHP and other techie stuff than I have, that might be fine. The software is elegant and W3C compliant (if you want it to be).

   
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