Pivot, User Friendly Blogware with the Goods.

by Steve Mallett

Related link: http://osdir.com/Downloads-req-viewdownloaddetails-lid-339-ttitle-Pivot.html

I've been playing around with blogware for the last month or so in search of what I personally would like to use:

  • A web language: Perl is nice, but PHP is made for the web.

  • Database: I have db access, but do I really need to bother. My blog isn't Amazon.com

  • UI: I actually enjoy a UI for blogging despite my love affair with the terminal. Go figure.
  • Nice looks out of the box. MovableType was the far and away the winner in this category, and that's what kept me tied to it.
  • Referrers: So people who comment on my blogments (and when people click through to my blog) I and readers can follow them to origin. i.e. someone doesn't have to comment in my space

Overall not ridiculous desires for blogware, but alas I only found one that fit the bill. Pivot. If these fit specs fit what you're looking for give it a test spin & let us know what you think.

There's even a WYSIWYG editor that updates as you type your entries. Tres' cool.

Tried Pivot? Is there another I've missed fitting these criteria?


2003-02-24 12:36:19
Another PHP person!

Take a look at pmachine at http://www.opensourcecms.com/modules.php?name=Content&pa=showpage&pid=28

opensourcecms.com is a very useful site as well. While you're there look at Drupal as well.

2003-03-05 16:02:44
Not dead-simple to set up (demands MySQL), but otherwise pretty slick.
2003-03-05 17:31:39
Alas, it does not. I run it http://open5ource.net/blog sans db!