Lyceum (software)

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This article is about the blogging software Lyceum. For the conferencing system developed by Open University, see Lyceum (synchronous CMC software)
Lyceum administration.png
The Lyceum administration interface.
Original author(s) ibiblio
Developer(s) John Joseph Bachir
Initial release September 30, 2003; 13 years ago (2003-09-30)[1]
Last release
1.0.3 / June 4, 2008; 8 years ago (2008-06-04)
Development status Discontinued
Written in PHP
Type CMS/Blog software
License GPL
Website at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)‹The template Wayback is being considered for merging.› 

Lyceum was an open-source blogging platform based on WordPress. It was developed by ibiblio, but development ceased in 2010.


Lyceum was first made public in February 2006. It originally began in mid-2005, and development is synchronous with WordPress.[2] As of March 2009, Lyceum was based on an old version of WordPress and was inactive while the developer considered whether or not to resume development.[3] In May 2010, its maintainer John Bachir announced that the project was discontinued.[4]

Differences from WordPress MU[edit]

WordPress MU, developed by the core WordPress team, is extremely similar in functionality to Lyceum. The primary difference is that Lyceum stores all of its information in a set number of database tables (it has a normalized schema). WordPress MU, on the other hand, adds new tables for each weblog added (it has a sharded schema).[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Watters, Blake (September 30, 2003). " Repository - [lyceum] Contents of /lyceum/login.php Revision 1.1". SourceForge. Retrieved 2016-08-20. 
  2. ^ "Lyceum Blog". Archived from the original on 2009-03-07. 
  3. ^ "The Future of Lyceum". Archived from the original on 2009-03-30. 
  4. ^
  5. ^ "Lyceum FAQ". Archived from the original on 2006-03-08. 

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