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


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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


  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.


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