Bloggism.net has a two part article series with reviews and feature lists of the most popular free blogging tools. In part one, WordPress gets the best review (yeah!), and Movable Type, Drupal, Greymatter, b2evolution, and Geeklog are also covered in part two.
A blogger just like any other professional needs gear, surprisingly a lot more than conventional writers. When budget is tight and you want to create your unique blog, certainly free blog software is the options. But there are so many of them now days. Its sure pain in the butt to find flexible yet user friendly software for blog, out of so many. Needs lots of time, research and testing to come up with the best that fits your needs, I know since I had to spend a long time choosing my own blog software. I will just divide this discussion into two segments for better quality and flexibility. Since I can’t cover discussion all the software, I will just go with most popular and promising blog software.
WordPress: I will start with this one not because my personal blog site is built on it, but because in my analysis the best free software so far for blogger. WordPress is a state-of-the-art semantic personal publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. Seriously flexible yet can be turned into a super resourceful platform, off course some tweaking required for that. Well documentation, extended support and developer network makes it more than you can expect from free software. Truly open source software and have a large community of developer constantly producing add-ons, themes, plug-ins etc. which make it a ready-mate yet flexible blog platform ever.
If you really want to feel the “WordPress Love”, check out Crocodile Caucus: Six Things I Love About WordPress. Makes you feel all warm and soft inside, doesn’t it? So where is your list of things you love about WordPress, huh?
I have a list of other blogging tools and reviews in my blog anniversary reviews on “Blogging Tools Analysis and Reviews” if you are shopping for blogging software programs.
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