Open Blog - a blog application built using the CodeIgniter PHP Framework

Open Blog is a lightweight blog platform built on the CodeIgniter PHP Framework. It offers a wide range of features that are designed to enhance your blogging experience and provide a fresh alternative to traditional blog platforms.

Open Blog is an excellent alternative to well known blog platforms and offers a very good set of features.

Here is a screenshot of the default look:

Open Blog

Here are a few of its features:

  • Friendly user interface – clean and easy to use user interface
  • Easy to install
    – Open Blog comes with a PHP installer which makes installation and configuration very easy (you can get your blog up and running in just a few minutes)
  • Multi language support – currently available in two languages (English and Slovene), but it can be easily translated into any language
  • Templates support
    – you can easily change the look and feel of your blog by using Open
    Blog templating system (the default installation includes 5 attractive
  • Open Source – Open Blog is being developed as open source software and released under the GPL v3 license so anyone can help improve it
  • Search engine friendly URLs – all URLs are search engine friendly
  • Pages – your blog can contain unlimited number of static pages (for example “About” page)
  • Links – add links to your favourite websites which will be visible to other visitors
  • Feed support – Open Blog supports RSS and Atom feeds for posts and comments
  • Aministrator panel – powerful yet easy to use administration panel that makes administrating your blog very easy
  • WYSIWYG editor – Open Blog includes TinyMCE WYSIWYG editor which makes formatting your posts and pages very simple
  • Check for updates – you can use the “Information” page on your administrator panel to check if a new version of Open Blog is available
  • Plug-ins – you can extend the functionality of your blog by developing or using one of the already developed plug-ins

There is a demo that you can try at the Open Blog demo site.