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Blog Software Smackdown - The Big 3 Reviewed
November 11, 2005 @ 06:04:55

On SitePoint today, there's a new review posted that looks at "The Big 3" pieces of software when it comes to blogging tools - Movable Type, WordPress, and Textpattern.

Over the past few years, Weblogs (or blogs) have taken the Web by storm. According to the Wikipedia definition, a Weblog is "a Web application which contains periodic posts on a common Webpage. These posts are often but not necessarily in reverse chronological order." Basically, if you publish content on a periodic basis, a blogging package may simplify your publishing workflow.

This article assumes that you're familiar with the basics of blogging and would like to start your own Weblog.

They look at each of the items, giving a brief list of its features, talking about the kind of licensing it uses, and some possible pitfalls with its use. Their final assessment of features/ease of use/security favors WordPress, but they're all good applications, and what it really boils down to is finding out which one works best for you...

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