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Blogging Tools and a Reading List for More Info

The past few posts on Frugal Guidance 2 have discussed a wide variety of blogging tools ranging from minimalist to full eCommerce tools. Here’s what we’ve covered so far:

Svbtle, Medium, Postach.io and Sett

Posthaven, Postagon, Silvrback and Ghost

WordPress.com, WordPress.org, TypePad, Blogger, & HubPages

Weebly, Squarespace, Webs and Wix (plus touching on Drupal and Joomla)

Need Another 45+ Web Platform Choices? Here’s our Monster List

Monster by Akarakingdoms and FreeDigitalPhoto.netWhile researching this series, I ran across oodles of website and blogging tools that were new to me. Some of these are so new they haven’t even gotten close to Version 1.0. Others are well established, just not household names. Some are for one-person blogs, others are for full e-commerce sites. Many are designed for programmers, not casual endusers.

Not including these earlier in the series does not mean I didn’t think they are useful; there just wasn’t enough time to research them and write about them. Here’s the complete list if you want to explore more. (If you know something I left out, share it with us in the comments below.)

Adobe Business Catalyst

Anchor

Asaph

Authpad

Blog.com

Blog.com.es (Spanish only)

Blog.co.uk

Blooki.st (Blog + Book)

BookLikes (Blog about books – Polish-based)

Bravenet

Calepin

Dropplets

Drupal

EklaBlog (French language only)

Exposure

Expin.me

Flatpress

Glipho

Habari

Hyde

Inube (Turkish-based)

Jimdo

Joomla

Jux

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LiveJournal

Microsoft SharePoint (an unorthodox but usable blogging tool)

Movable Type

MyBizziBlog

OverBlog

Passle

Pen.io

Penzu

PivotX

Plone

Pressmatica

Roon (mainly iOS and Mac based)

Scriptogr.am

Soup (Austrian-based site)

Statamic

Strikingly

TextPattern

Textpress

Throwww

Uberflip

VKontacte (Russian-based site)

Wardrobe

Coming 2015:

The Grid AI assisted blogging


80 More Blog-Building Tools, Mainly for Programmers & Site Designers

Monster by Akarakingdoms and FreeDigitalPhoto.net(Many,of these tools are listed on the Staticgen Top Open-Source Static Site Generators site.)

Assemble

b2evolution

Blacksmith

Bolt

Broccoli Taco

Cabin

Cactus

Codrspace

Coleslaw

concrete5

Carew

CushyCMS

Dapper

Django

Docpad

DotCMS

Drupan

Enfield

Expression Engine

EZ Publish

FrogCMS

Geeklog

GoStatic

GoStatic!

Graze

Hackyll

Halwa

Harp

Hexo

Hugo

Hyde

JBake

(http://habariproject.org/en/)Jekyll

Luapress

Metalsmith

Middleman

Minerl

Misaki

MkDocs

ModX

Monkeyman

MyStudioBlog (Blogging and Fundraising tool)

Nanoc

Nikola

Octopress

Pelican

Poet

Pretzel

Publify (formerly known as Typo)

Punch

PyKwiki

Radiant CMS

Roots

Ruhoh

Sculpin

Serif

Silverstripe

SKF

Spress

StaGen

Stasis

Staticjinja

Stog

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Tags

Tclssg

Techy

Templer

thumbsup

Tinkerer

Toto

Typo3

Umbraco

Wheat

Wintersmith

Wok

WolfCMS

Yst

Zodiac

Wait, There’s More!

This list is certainly not the last word on this topic. Just before posting, we discovered another source of 100-150 CMS systems, located on the site CMSWire, which includes their CMS software database. The database includes info on the type of software and links to the source. Again, these are mostly platforms for website programmers, not for bloggers. If you can’t find a specific resource on our list, check out CMSWire.com.

Wikipedia lists many of these CMS services by programming language.

Again, if you know of other tools, please share them in the comments, below.


References for this Series of Posts

Monster by Akarakingdoms and FreeDigitalPhoto.netHere is some of the most useful current literature about blogging and publishing platforms used to research this series.

The 15 best blogging and publishing platforms on the Internet today. Which one is for you? on TNW.

Ginny Soskey, How to Choose the Best Platform for Your Blog on the Shareaholic website.

THE Best Places to Start a Blog (Updated 2014 Edition) on DearBlogger.org.

Grace Smith, 16 Blogging Platforms That Won’t Distract From Your Writing on Mashable.com.

Mike Johnston, 15 Blogging Platforms That Encourage You To Write on the CMS Critic website.

Aravind Bachu, The 15 Most Beautiful and Best Blogging Platforms available on the internet today on KnolZone.

Marco Strzeszynski, Best Blogging Platforms of 2014. Discussing nine of the newer blogging platforms (no WordPress or Blogger here), this post is also a good example of the look of the Medium blog-host platform.

Thorin Klosowski, What’s With New Blogging Platforms Like Medium? Should I Use One? on the Ask Lifehacker section of Lifehacker.com. Discusses Medium, Svbtle, and Lifehacker’s Kinja blogging tools. Thoughtful list of the pros and cons of using a startup blogging platform, too.

Bryan Haines, 3 Alternatives to WordPress on About Money on About.com (reviewing business sites).

The Best Blogging Platforms in 2014 on the Fire Bear Studio Blog

Rajeev Edmonds, 5 Best Flat File Blogging Platforms For Publishers

Sig Ueland, 26 Platforms for Blogging on PracticalEcommerce.com.

Paul Crowe, 7 Brand New Blog Platforms Looking To Make it Big In 2014 on SpiceUpYourBlog.com.

Elizabeth Sellers, Alternative Blogging Platforms on Blognix.

Jennifer Walpole, Six new blogging platforms that have debuted in 2013

Kristen Bousquet, The 10 Best (Free!) Sites to Start a Blog

2014 Best – Top Ten Blog Services Review on Top Ten Reviews.

Vijay Paul, Best Blogging Platforms of 2014 Infographic

Tim Brookes, Blogger vs. WordPress.com: A Complete Comparison on MakeUseOf.com

Staticgen “Top Open-Source Static Site Generators”(http://www.staticgen.com/)

List of Blogging Platforms Unblocked in China 2014

50 Most Popular Blogging Platforms on the Web

Anthony Myers, 5 Alternatives to WordPress

 

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