I want to incorporate a blog into my site, however, I don't want all the front-end, templating stuff that goes along with it. Simply, I want the admin management of the blog and then I will work the postings into the front-end. I have looked at Mephisto, Comatose, Typo, etc. and they all seem too heavyweight with themes and such. Nice applications but more than what I need. Short of writing this myself, is there a simple, lightweight blogging engine out there for RoR that doesn't impose all the front end stuff? Cheers, Scott
on 2007-06-22 07:37
on 2007-06-22 09:54
Hi Scott, Have you looked at SimpleLog? http://simplelog.net/ A Ruby on Rails weblog application that helps you focus on writing above all else. SimpleLog has all the features you want in a weblogging applicaton wrapped in an efficiently designed interface that eliminates clutter. By focusing on simplicity and usability, SimpleLog allows you to spend your time writing, rather than managing a convoluted CMS. Cheers, Rob
on 2007-06-22 17:35
Hey Rob, SimpleLog does have a nice admin interface but I am looking for more of a plugin. I have an existing application that I want to add a blog to, rather than an entire site devoted to a Blog. Also, I don't want to use themes, I already have all the CSS and site layout done. Thanks, Scott
on 2007-06-22 18:18
Scott wrote: > Hi Scott, I'm sure you've thought of it, but one of the original pitches that came packaged with Rails was "Creating a weblog in 15 minutes" and it used 58 lines of code. Would that be of interest to you? http://www.rubyonrails.org/screencasts Cheers, Mohit. 6/23/2007 | 12:17 AM.
on 2007-06-22 18:25
Mohit Sindhwani wrote: >> >> Scott >> >> > Hi Scott, > > I'm sure you've thought of it, but one of the original pitches that came > packaged with Rails was "Creating a weblog in 15 minutes" and it used 58 > lines of code. Would that be of interest to you? > > http://www.rubyonrails.org/screencast ...and while searching for what you wanted, I stumbled across this to keep you busy in the week after the first 15 minutes: http://abscond.org/entry/show/2347 Hope this helps. Cheers, Mohit. 6/23/2007 | 12:22 AM.