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Original author(s)Jason Whittenburg[1]
Developer(s)Dirk Haun[1]
Stable release
2.2.2[2] / 2022-09-27[±]
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeContent Management System
LicenseGNU General Public License version 2[1]

Geeklog is open-source software that works as a Weblog, CMS or Web Portal."[4] It is written in PHP and during its history has supported MySQL/MariaDB, PostgreSQL, or Microsoft SQL Server as a database backend.[4][5][6][7]



Geeklog has historically focused on "performance, privacy, and security."[8] 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.[9] Other Geeklog features include "comments, polls, calendar, web links, content syndication, and more."[4] Geeklog supports the Trackback and Pingback standards as well as content syndication by way of the automatic publication of RSS Feeds.[10] Geeklog (in a manner similar to Movable Type and pMachine) allows one to "set fine-grained permission levels for each individual user."[11] Geeklog is also "easily extensible via a modules API."[12]

Many web hosting companies "automatically install open source blogging applications like Geeklog" "as part of their basic Web site packages."[13] As such, it is "one of the more popular choices for a Web-based Content Management System along with WordPress and Drupal."[14] Geeklog is available to many webmasters since it is included with the commercial web hosting software installers Fantastico,[15] Softaculous,[16] and Installatron[17] that are bundled with many web hosting plans, although installations of Geeklog via these third-party installers may have support issues.[18][19]

Geeklog is used by Groklaw, which has been in continuous operation since 2003.[20][21]


  1. ^ a b c "Who made Geeklog?". 24 February 2010. Retrieved 12 March 2010.
  2. ^ "Geeklog v2.2.2". geeklog.org. Retrieved 20 December 2022.
  3. ^ Bradley, Phil (2004). "The Advanced Internet Searcher's Handbook 3rd edition". Facet: 131. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  4. ^ a b c Dong, Jielin; Jielin, Dong, eds. (2007). Network Dictionary. Javvin Technologies Inc. p. 211.
  5. ^ "Geeklog 1.4.1". 31 December 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2010.
  6. ^ "Geeklog 1.7.0". 9 May 2010. Retrieved 10 May 2010.
  7. ^ "Geeklog Documentation - Installation Instructions". fhk.jp. Retrieved 23 April 2024.
  8. ^ Stone, Biz (2002). Blogging – Genius Strategies for Instant Web Content. New Riders. p. 279. ISBN 0-7357-1299-9.
  9. ^ Haun, Dirk (7 March 2010). "A new slogan (and other news)". Retrieved 3 March 2010.
  10. ^ "Geeklog Features". Retrieved 11 January 2010.
  11. ^ Hacker, Scot (2003). "Put Weblogs to Work". Macworld: the Macintosh magazine. Vol. 9.
  12. ^ Guliani, Gautam (2005). Woods, Dan (ed.). Open Source for the Enterprise: managing risks, reaping rewards. O'Reilly Media, Inc. p. 201. ISBN 0-596-10119-8.
  13. ^ Kaufeld, John; Harvey, Tim (2005). Developing eBay Business Tools for Dummies. For Dummies. p. 321. ISBN 0-7645-7906-1.
  14. ^ Feng, Michael (September 2005). "Blogged". HWM Magazine. p. 98.
  15. ^ "Scripts being installed by Fantastico De Luxe". Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  16. ^ "Softaculous – Geeklog". Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  17. ^ "Install Geeklog instantly with one click". Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  18. ^ "Fantastico Upgrade Broke My Site". 3 October 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  19. ^ "Geeklog does not even work with cPanel and Fantastico". 10 April 2007. Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  20. ^ "Groklaw – Why Groklaw?". Retrieved 22 March 2010.
  21. ^ "Site report for www.groklaw.net". Retrieved 22 March 2010.