Chyrp, an alternative blogging engine

Filed as Features on June 9, 2008 1:38 am

I took Chyrp for a test drive recently. It’s a great little blogging engine for personal sites. It’s simple and runs on any out of the box LAMP server. Has some great themes and reminds me a lot of a stand alone Tumblr. Worth checking out for the tech savvy personal blogger or blog hobbyist looking for something other than MovableType or WordPress.

Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (with some AJAX thrown in), and has a pimpin’ theme and module engine, so you can personalize it however you want.

Other alternative blogging engines I test drove recently include:
Expression Engine
B2Evolution
Mephisto

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  1. By Trench Reynolds posted on June 9, 2008 at 6:02 am
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    David, will we being seeing reviews of the other blogging engines? Also you may want to throw Serendipity in to that mix at http://s9y.org

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  2. By Mike posted on June 9, 2008 at 6:56 am
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    An excellent ASP.NET alternative is Bloget. It’s packaged as a single binary. It doesn’t get much simpler than that.

    http://blueonionsoftware.com/bloget.aspx

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