[TriLUG] Wordpress alternatives

Paul McLanahan pmclanahan at gmail.com
Tue Apr 1 08:43:33 EDT 2008

On Mon, Mar 31, 2008 at 9:18 PM, Randy Barlow
<randy at electronsweatshop.com> wrote:
> I used to use Wordpress for a blog a while back, and I remember liking
>  it (pretty much had the feature set I wanted, no more, no less).  But,
>  it seems like there have been some major security issues with Wordpress
>  as of late, and it's even masked in Gentoo because of those.  What
>  alternatives would you Triluggers recommend?  I've played with Joomla
>  before, but it's pretty heavy and clunky for my tastes (though it does
>  have the features I like).  What else should I consider?

Do you need it to be php/mysql? There's a cool package built on Ruby
on Rails called Typo (http://www.typosphere.org/), but I haven't used
it personally. I still use Wordpress and am still happy with it.
Though, I don't use a package manager to keep it up to date. I think
the pace of web software development and hacking technique evolution
is a bit too much for the package managers. The recent versions of
Wordpress automatically notify you in the admin interface when there
is a new version available. I grabbed my copy using their SVN
repository, so I just have to switch to the new tag when they release
and I'm good to go.


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