Lyceum (software)

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The Lyceum administration interface.
The Lyceum administration interface.
Original author(s)ibiblio
Developer(s)John Joseph Bachir
Initial releaseSeptember 30, 2003; 17 years ago (2003-09-30)[1]
Final release
1.0.3 / June 4, 2008; 12 years ago (2008-06-04)
Written inPHP
TypeCMS/Blog software
LicenseGPL at the Wayback Machine (archived December 23, 2010)

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 August 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Lyceum Blog". Archived from the original on March 7, 2009.
  3. ^ "The Future of Lyceum". Archived from the original on March 30, 2009.
  4. ^ "The Lyceum project is shutting down". May 12, 2010. Archived from the original on September 21, 2010.
  5. ^ "Lyceum FAQ". Archived from the original on March 8, 2006.

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