[thelist] PHP blogger

Mark Groen mark at markgroen.com
Sun Jan 5 09:53:01 CST 2003

On January 05, 2003 at 4:31, Aleem Bawany wrote:

> I am looking for something in PHP, easy to customize and
> integrate with my existing site (smarty support is
> perfect). A bare bones blogger would be fine too, with
> possibility for expanding later on. I used bloxsom but
> that's perl and I really don't want to use SSI.

	I am currently using MoveableType, extremely customizable and easy to use
and set up. http://www.movabletype.org/

	Before that was using Greymatter, it's actually more customizable and has
better calenders, but if you are handing it off to someone after setting it up it may
be a bit more intimidating for them.

	Tried others, and the underlying functions of them all seem to be the same
and as the previous posts have stated, using php and MySQL for a project like
this is a good exercise in rolling your own. However, after the functionality is
there, you still need a nice interface and this is something that seems to be
easier to stand on the shoulders of giants and use ready made solutions. It's a
fair bit of coding to get it looking as nice as MT or GM.

Lots of examples of both out there, mine is at:


	Mark Groen

MG Web Services
Web Site Hosting and Development
mark at markgroen.com

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