Geeklog

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Geeklog
Geeklog-logo.png
Original author(s) Jason Whittenburg[1]
Developer(s) Dirk Haun[1]
Stable release 2.1.0 / 12 July 2014; 4 months ago (2014-07-12)
Development status Active
Operating system Cross-platform
Platform PHP
Type Content Management System
License GNU General Public License version 2[1]
Website www.geeklog.net[2]

Geeklog is "Open-Source software that works as a Weblog, CMS or Web Portal."[3] It is written in PHP and supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server as a database backend.[3][4][5]

History[edit]

Geeklog has historically focused on "performance, privacy, and security."[6] In March 2010, the Geeklog project slogan was changed to "The secure CMS." in an effort to more accurately reflect the differentiating features compared to other content management systems.[7] Other Geeklog features include "comments, polls, calendar, web links, content syndication, and more."[3] Geeklog supports the Trackback and Pingback standards as well as content syndication by way of the automatic publication of RSS Feeds.[8] Geeklog (in a manner similar to Movable Type and pMachine) allows one to "set fine-grained permission levels for each individual user."[9] Geeklog is also "easily extensible via a modules API."[10]

Many web hosting companies "automatically install open source blogging applications like Geeklog" "as part of their basic Web site packages."[11] As such, it is "one of the more popular choices for a Web-based Content Management System along with WordPress and Drupal."[12] Geeklog is available to many webmasters since it is included with the commercial web hosting software installers Fantastico,[13] Softaculous,[14] and Installatron[15] that are bundled with many web hosting plans, although installations of Geeklog via these third-party installers may have support issues.[16][17]

Geeklog is still under active development, as evidenced by its acceptance as a mentor organization into the Google Summer of Code[18] [19] for years 2007,[20] 2008,[21] 2009,[22] and 2010.[23] Geeklog is the content management system used by notable web sites such as Groklaw and Mac OS X Hints which have been in continuous operation since 2003 and 2000, respectively.[24][25][26][27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Who made Geeklog?". 24 February 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010. 
  2. ^ Bradley, Phil (2004). "The Advanced Internet Searcher's Handbook 3rd edition". Facet. p. 131. 
  3. ^ a b c Dong, Jielin; Jielin, Dong, eds. (2007). Network Dictionary. Javvin Technologies Inc. p. 211. 
  4. ^ "Geeklog 1.4.1". 31 December 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2010. 
  5. ^ "Geeklog 1.7.0". 9 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Stone, Biz (2002). Blogging - Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content. New Riders. p. 279. ISBN 0-7357-1299-9. 
  7. ^ Haun, Dirk (7 March 2010). "A new slogan (and other news)". Retrieved 3 March 2010. 
  8. ^ "Geeklog Features". Retrieved 11 January 2010. 
  9. ^ Hacker, Scot (2003). "Put Weblogs to Work". Macworld: the Macintosh magazine 9. 
  10. ^ Guliani, Gautam (2005). "Open Source for the Enterprise: managing risks, reaping rewards". O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 201. ISBN 0-596-10119-8.  Missing |last1= in Authors list (help); |first1= missing |last1= in Editors list (help)
  11. ^ Kaufeld, John; Harvey, Tim (2005). "Developing eBay Business Tools for Dummies". For Dummies. p. 321. ISBN 0-7645-7906-1. 
  12. ^ Feng, Michael (September 2005). "Blogged". HWM Magazine. p. 98. 
  13. ^ "Scripts being installed by Fantastico De Luxe". Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  14. ^ "Softaculous - Geeklog". Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  15. ^ "Install Geeklog instantly with one click". Retrieved 9 July 2013. 
  16. ^ "Fantastico Upgrade Broke My Site". 3 October 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  17. ^ "Geeklog does not even work with cPanel and Fantastico". 10 April 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  18. ^ Haun, Dirk (18 March 2010). "Google Summer of Code 2010". Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  19. ^ "Google Summer of Code". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  20. ^ "Google Summer of Code 2007". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  21. ^ "Google Summer of Code 2008". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  22. ^ "Google Summer of Code 2009 List all accepted organizations". Retrieved 13 March 2010. 
  23. ^ "Google Summer of Code 2010 List all accepted organizations". Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  24. ^ "Groklaw - Why Groklaw?". Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  25. ^ "Site report for www.groklaw.net". Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  26. ^ "Welcome to Mac OS X Hints!". Retrieved 22 March 2010. 
  27. ^ "Site report for www.macosxhints.com". 4 November 2000. Retrieved 22 March 2010. 

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