Some CMS for blogs. Open source options

Some CMS for blogs
The content managers (CMS for its acronym in English), as we explained in a previous article , save a tremendous amount of web development time and effort. They allow focusing on the creation of quality content and disregarding compliance with standards, web, compatibility with devices and suitability for search engines.

It is a field in which the offer of open source proposals is as abundant as it is of excellent quality.

Some CMS for blogs. Our Suggestions

The one with blogs is one of the first and most active sectors where content managers are used. We are not saying that a specific platform has to be usedIn fact, the first title on our list is WordPress, which due to its wide functionality will appear several times in this series of articles. Also,  You can not use any type of content manager and modify the code of a template every time you want to upload an article. What you will have to dDecide is if you prefer to save time or spend less on a web hosting. The more tasks the content manager automates, the more resources it will demand from the server.

A blog (short for "weblog") is an online journal or an opinion and informational website. We use the word newspaper in the sense of a chronological account, not of journalistic publication. Perhaps the most suitable translation would be blog.
The logbook was where sailors recorded sailing events day by day.

In a Weblog, publications are displayed in reverse chronological order, with the latest entries appearing first. It is a platform where a writer or multiple authors share their views on specific topics.
Some popular content managers are:


Is a very complete web platform which can used to make a blog, a corporate website or as the basis for an e-commerce portal. Dispose of various free and paid themes to vary their graphic and plugin look, also free and paid, to expand its functionalities. For its funtionability requires a web server and a database engine.
It is in the repositories of the main Linux distributions and you can hire hosting solutions that include it pre-installed. In addition, we can use WordPress for free at their own servers.


It is at the opposite end of WordPress.
It is about from a lightweight content manager (on their website they say it weighs less than 250kb compressed) but highly configurable. If you want to change its style or behavior you just have to drag a CSS stylesheet or a Javascript script. If you want to convert it to our language, you just have to create a translation file.
For, changing the appearance of the text uses the Markdown notation.

Anchor requires the installation of some additional PHP modules that may not be available on all web hosting plans.


The great advantage of this content manager for blogs is that you don't need to use a database. Content is written to files in the JSON format (JavaScript Object Notation). Anyway, a plugin can be incorporated that provides us with a standard text editor. Like WordPress, it allows us to download and install various plugins and themes.

It has a so-called Pro version that includes some plugins pre-installed and can be downloaded with a minimal donation.
Although you don't need a database, if you require support for PHP and the installation of some additional modules, so it may not be compatible with all web hosting plans.

flat press

Another content manager that focuses on simplicity and does not require the use of a database. Although, it remains PHP support required. Its use is limited to a single author, if there is more than one, they must share their username and password.

It is very easy to translate it into other languages, but the Spanish translation has so far some errors so it cannot be used.

There is not much information about the requirements for installation.


This content manager for blogs and static pages is the best of those that do not require a database. You just need a web host with PHP support. Supports plugins although it only has three officially available to download. Have support for multiple authors and various options to configure the graphical appearance. Dispose of a basic text editor.
It can be installed on any web host that offers an Apache server and PHP version 5 support.

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