I need to put up a easy to use. fast website. I love tumblr, but need something installable on my own server so that I can add my own custom functionality (seprate input forms, maps etc.).

I would like to avoid WordPress if possible, I really want to keep the posting UI as simple as possible for my users.

Any ideas?

  • contradiction in your question is puzzling, are you looking for multi-author blog on your own server that you can hack? what server side languages are you familiar with? Tony Crockford over 6 years ago
  • The hacking would be completely separate. I need a tumblelog-like software to run on my own server, so that I can add completely separate functionality. The website as a whole would encompass the simple blog engine, but other data driven pages as well. NOT using the same tables. michael mcglynn over 6 years ago

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If you know php, built your own with: CodeIgniter. This is an AWESOME php framework which let you create very advanced php apps without too much work. Also there are many plugins available for CI.

else, i dont know, what is it exactly your looking for?

Answered over 6 years ago by Menno Geelen
  • Yes, I have been using Codeigniter for awhile now. I was hoping for something that I could spin up a wee bit faster as this is for a non-profit, i.e. I am not getting paid. michael mcglynn over 6 years ago
  • well, im not familliar with any blogging stuf, so cant help you there sorry ;P Menno Geelen over 6 years ago
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Check out this list of lightweight CMS options from WDL.

I have also used SkyBlueCanvas. It is very lightweight and not hard to figure out how to extend.

Answered over 6 years ago by Abinadi Ayerdis
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If you're worried about the complicated UI of WordPress (understandable), it is possible to create your own interfaces. See for example the work done by the WordPress.com team on the Prologue/P2 theme (available for free), which allows Twitter-style posting directly from the home page.

Answered over 6 years ago by Doug