open source/inexpensive blogging software

Posted on 2007-10-16
Last Modified: 2013-12-24
looking to implement a cf or php based blog on a website, open source/free or inexpensive ie <$500
must have
-image posting
- archiving
- search
-admin page -posting, updating, content management etc.
nice to have
- calendar/events calendar
- skinning or css support

- shpping cart add on/support module
Question by:Jester_48
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    I believe wordpress ( will do what you require with the WPG2/Gallery 2 module. There is also a shopping cart module for it, try the Wordpress plugins site (
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    i really like and

    both are CF applications and very easy to set up with a wide variety of databases for your backend.  Mango Blog ended up being the one I chose due to the easy setup and out of the box styles and templates which met my needs.

    note that RIA forge is down due to a DNS issue which is currently being addressed:

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    looking it over now
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    this is the leader in open source blogging software.

    It's written in PHP
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    >>note that RIA forge is down due to a DNS issue which is currently being addressed:
    been trying to get blogCFC all day, thats why i posted here

    >>this is the leader in open source blogging software.
    its very good, and almost everything i'm looking for, only missing an events calendar and i can probably code that myself if i need to. just make  nice little widget and install...
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    couple of follow up questions...
    1) i downloaded and placed the wp cart in teh plugins directory, but it cant find teh plugin, so i looked and it self extracts to the plugin directory, so my extresaction path was wrong, so i removed and rerean teh extraction placing everything where it should be, but when i try to activet i'm gettign a fatak exception and the plugin in is not activated....any suggestions? PHP5 on windows running iis

    1) what version of cf is required, cant find any documentation on this, we are runnig, OMG, ver 5
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    I never actually used it. I have just read article after article, and I read the documentation.

    You should fully read that doc. It should answer all unanswered questions.

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