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blahgger First Alpha

August 23, 2010

Hello all.

The blog that you are reading is running the first alpha version of my blogging software, blahgger.

blahgger is being developed as a lightweight, single-file (with external stylesheet) PHP/MySQL blogging solution. I undertook this as a bit of a personal challenge, although I mainly wanted to avoid the bloat associated with the major-name blogging CMS's (coughWordPresscough), which although provides modularity and impressive features, just feels a bit too heavy for my needs: getting things posted. So, I decided to write my own.

Current features include:

Full HTML posting Commenting Pagination External Stylesheet Simple edit-generate tables-edit-done installation process Single-file portability Auto-formatting Sanitizing and HTML scraping for comments, to prevent abuse Post permalinks Unfortunately, I only have the front-end worked on. Once I have worked on the back-end to the point where it's usable (and I don't have to manually edit my MySQL tables to post and moderate), I will release it under the GPL.

Oh, it also has a logo, released under the Creative Commons 3.0-by-nd-nc license. Here it is:

blahgger logo

Leave a comment, tell me what you think, and suggest any future features that you would like to see!

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