[TriLUG] Wordpress alternatives
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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