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    Lightbulb Simplest diary/weblog/blog

    I am looking for a blog to install on a website. Its characteristics are
    (1) It should be very easy to operate - the blogger should know nothing more
    than typing in notepad and save it. No formatting needed.
    (2) Only the administrator should be able to add bloggers
    (3) The blog should have a simple login/password system.
    (4) The blogging system should definitely not be resource hogging. Several hundreds of blogs should be able to function concurrently without severely taxing the server.
    (5) The blog should be ModGzipped compatible.
    (6) Not necessarily free....

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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    Blogger.com will do all the above if you

    - set up blogger.com to FTP the blog to your server,
    - use mod_gzip on your server,

    Wait a minute, what do you mean 'several hundreds of blog?' several hundred entries, or are you talking about multiple blogs with different logins? Please be more clear about what you need.
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    Several Hundreds of individual persons posting = Several hundred entries...

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    One website at a time mmj's Avatar
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    Still not getting it. You want a server-side application to host blogs, or do you want to get a blog that hundreds of people can post to? I mean, what are you looking for? A design? Or a script?
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    Server Side Application.... SOrry for not giving more details...

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    will code HTML for food Michel V's Avatar
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    Looks like b2 fits your needs, except for the point (2) but that can be fixed easily.

    Point by point, here's the rundown:
    (1) It's very easy, when you login you directly have an interface to post an entry.
    (2) b2 works with open registration, but you could just rename b2register.php to some other name, or restrict access to it, and then only the admin would use it to add authors.
    (3) b2 does have one, and it can even keep your authentication in a cookie so that you don't have to re-login every time you reboot/close the browser completely.
    (4) The only way to hog resources with b2 would be by having all the blogs ping weblogs.com or blo.gs, or always pingback links, since these functions open external connections and wait for their results, but these functions happen only when submitting a new entry. Then again, any weblog tool that offers the same ping functions suffers from the same drawbacks. You could edit b2edit.php and xmlrpc.php to remove all calls to these functions, too.
    (5) By default b2 sends the output mod_gzipped, as long as the line that includes the blog.header.php file is the very first line of the template.
    (6) Well, it's free

    Other than that, the only problem with very-newbie users is that the templates use PHP code for the 'template tags', so it takes a little tinkering to learn how to properly use the 'template tags'.
    Another possible problem with b2 would be that you'd need to allow one mysql database per blog (since your users could see the user/pass in the config file, you don't want them to mess with other users' data).
    Last edited by Michel V; Oct 8, 2002 at 16:24.
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