April 15th, 2005
You might have noticed that I’m using WordPress as the blog engine. Apart from using WordPress for my 3G Handsets blog and CuteNews for my IMAPSize news, I’ve tried numerous other tools. The main features I was looking for in the “perfect” blogging tool were a small footprint, easy configuration and easy integration with the rest of the site. Being able to hack it around in order to satisfy my needs was a must. Plugins would be a huge plus.
The choice first came down to two excellent tools: AJ-Fork and blosxom. AJ-Fork is a fork of CuteNews and its main goal is to make CuteNews more flexible and powerful while preserving its simplicity and small footprint. Blosxom is really small and beautiful (well, as blossom is supposed to be) and I had a great time playing with it.
However, I had some problems with both of these tools, be it RSS feeds, automatic pings, posting by email and posting methods in general, so I decided to give WordPress another try and everything I needed worked straight away. Its footprint is not as small as the previously mentioned tools, but it is small enough to comfortably live with it. I feel kind of sorry to have abandonded AJ-Fork and blosxom, with some additional effort I’m sure I would have adapted them completely to my needs. I’ll keep them in mind for some other blog!