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I am looking for a blog script written in php that has "ALL" of the following functions. If it does not have "ALL" of the functions then I will not be able to count it as a correct answer.

1. Uses flat files

2. Looks similar to the blog on this page http://www.teoti.com/quickblog/

3. Has admin control panel that can
  A. Change the blogs colors and layout
  B. Change admin info (user/pass stuff)
  C. Ability to set timezone
  D. Date formatting options

4. Blog entry form that has
  A. A preview before post function
  B. Clickable ubb code (including smilies) like phpbb2 forums
  C. Edit/Delete entry function

5. Archive feature (Can either be by entries per page or date it does not matter)

Yep it's alot to ask for and chances are I will end up having to code it myself but it does not hurt to ask.
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by:Richard Quadling
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Why not get quickblog and modify it?
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by:dkjariwala
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Try pMachine.
http://www.pmachine.com

Its super kewl and one of the best !!!

JD
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by:eclipsed2k
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RQuadling,

If I was to do that I might as well make my own and althoguh I know how I really don't have the time.

dkjarjwala,

The pMachine program requires a MySQL database and one of the requirements is the script has to use flat files (i.e. requires no database)

If anyone wants to take a stab at making such a script I will double the points.
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by:Richard Quadling
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That sort of system is not a simple script. It is a complete system. Probably taking weeks to develop from scratch. Taking a working system and amending it would be easier than starting from scratch, but that would still take a LOT of time.

I would strongly recommend using a database. MySQL is free and there are plenty of web servers using it. If you are hosting your own server, then you can configure it exactly as you want.

Richard.
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by:dkjariwala
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Why you want to run away from MySQL ?

I mean any specific reasons ? The kinda system you describe will be best managed and utilised if you have mysql.

JD
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I do not have access to a sql database. I realize that sql would be faster and using tables would make adding/deleting/editing entries and settings alot easier  I just don't have access to one nor do I have the resources to pay for a host that does offer it.

I figured I would have to coded it myself from the start so that is what I will do. I will also make a mysql version and put it on sourceforge or something when I have the time.
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