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    blog is described as 'This is a simple self-hosted, lightweight, singe-user PHP blog, where you can create your own Facebook-like feed. Give read access to other people, and you can share rich text with photos including highlighted code or links' and is a Blog Publishing Tool in the Social & Communications category. There are eight alternatives to blog for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ghost. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Write.as or Known. Other great apps like blog are ZeroBlog (Free, Open Source), Chyrp Lite (Free, Open Source), Octopress (Free, Open Source) and Antville (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 8, 2021

    1. The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.
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    2. Write.as lets you write and publish text instantly. Write a note for yourself to read later. Create a standalone article you can quickly broadcast on social media — or publish a full blog.
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    3. Known is a simple platform for publishing words, pictures, podcasts and more to a site that you control. Choose to share it on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, or extend it to integrate with the software you already use.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • NameCoin
      • Python
      • JavaScript
      • ZeroNet
      • CoffeeScript
      ZeroBlog - For a distributed, self publishing blogging platform ( and centralized authentication ). Source code : https://github.com/HelloZeroNet/ZeroBlog
    4. Chyrp Lite makes it possible to host a blog on your own web server with minimal fuss. You can have a traditional blog, a tumbleblog, or you can add oodles of customisation and build a web publishing platform with blogging features on the side.
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    5. Octopress is a framework designed by Brandon Mathis for Jekyll, the blog aware static site generator powering Github Pages. To start blogging with Jekyll, you have to write your own HTML templates, CSS, Javascripts and set up your configuration.

      Discontinued

      Last update 2015, according to the homepage.

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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Antville is an open source project aimed at the development of a high performance, feature rich weblog hosting software. It can easily host up to several thousands of sites.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is powered by PHP and has very powerful theme and extension engines, so you can personalize it however you want.

      Discontinued

      The official website is no longer available. Last version, 2.5.2, released in November 2014, and the sourcecode are still available on Github.

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