This is the starter page to list the compatible and avoidable blogging tools:
Blog Publishing Systems
- [pMachine]: My introduction to the wonders of PHP. Many things to learn the hard way, such as returning the RSS parser to the original encoding defaults. A good learning experience, definitely not yet download-and-go ready for advanced applications.
- [Tiki Wiki] An Apache-MySQL?-PHP portal-based ContentManagementSystem that integrates wiki and blog technology. Tiki Wiki supports the [Blogger API] via [XML-RPC]. The Tiki Wiki manual provides details on how to configure the [W.Bloggar] client to work with Tiki Wiki. The W.Bloggar client can also be configured to work with other blog publishing APIs, notably Radio UserLand's MetaWeblog? API. Note that the Blogger API is different from the [MetaWeblog API] that was developed by UserLand Software's Dave Winer specifically for Radio UserLand. Radio contains support for both the Blogger API and, of course, its own MetaWeblog? API. The Tiki Wiki version 1.6.1 RSS feed produces valid RSS 1.0 output, but some XML parsers are unable to work with it. Visually, it is ugly. Tiki Wiki version 1.7, promised for mid-July 2003, is supposed to have a revamped blogging system that may clear up some of these issues.
- [BlogEasy]: A complete online solution for blogging. Doesn't require software downloads or complicated hosting issues. It allows you to just enter a domain name and go. Great for non-Internet saavy bloggers. It has the basic features of blogging, articles, comments, RSS feeds and allows embedding of links and images. Best of all it's a [free blog] hosting system.