Monday, February 27th, 2006

Logahead – A Fully Buzzword Compliant Blogging Engine

Category: LiveEdit, LiveSearch, PHP

<>p> Lots of comments have been flying around about a new completely “from the ground up” implementation of a blog that’s, as they put it, “fully buzzword compliant (AJAX, RSS, Web 2.0 – it’s all there)”.

The Logahead blogging engine offers many of the regular features that blogging software provides, but has been reworked to make it simpler – ease-of-use is key. To achieve this level of simplicity, the entire blog can be maintained directly from the homepage, logins/protected content and all. They support tagging for each entry, draggable/sortable widgets for the sidebar, an “admin toolbar” that loads when an authorized user logs in, inline post adding and editing, livesearch, RSS feeds, easy text formating, and much more.

Most importantly, you can check out a demo of the app here.

You can get all of the deatils on the software at their site, including support and a forum to interact with other Logahead users. Currently, the download is a beta version (version 1.0), and requires PHP and MySQL to get up and running.

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Posted by Chris Cornutt at 10:43 am
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You lost me at php :P

Comment by David Davis — February 27, 2006

I really like this a lot. Good start and really creative: this 17-year old has something in store for his career!

Comment by Fox Mulder — February 27, 2006

A really neat idea and looks functional on the outside. The code, however, seems to be doing some unsecure things…storing username/password in a cookie and using that for admin verification.

Currently it lacks security, templates and database abstraction. For now I’ll wait and watch. Its a good start, but it needs a bit of work. I don’t think its ready for its Beta 1.0 yet.

Comment by Matt — February 27, 2006

I would love this more as a plugin for WP — why reinvent the whole blog engine when you could just improve the user experience?

Comment by Josh B — February 27, 2006

This is a nice bit of work – but as others have mentioned – it’s mostly candy on top of a base that needs some work.

Creating a blogging engine as robust as WP (or several others) is a lot of work… I’d also encourage this guy to take his (very good) work and turn it into a plug-in. It would be VERY popular if fully flushed out….

Comment by PR — February 27, 2006

For a 17yr old – I’d say this is a damn good start. Hope he keeps up the work on it, could turn into something very promising.

Hell, its better then something I could do I think, and I’m in 3rd year Univ and have held a few cushy programming jobs to help pay for my education :)

Comment by kaniz — February 27, 2006

Well, for the demo they shamelessly stolen the WordPress standard theme, without even mentioning..

Comment by or — February 28, 2006

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Pingback by The Codebelay Blog » Blog Archive » 6 Things You Can Only Do In Ajax — July 18, 2006

I guess MODx and Logahead is a next generation blog engines, not as blog even, but publicity engines.

Comment by tobto — August 21, 2006

Keep developing, who knows this might play a big part in the future of blgging.

Comment by Shopautodotca Seocontest — June 5, 2007

I love this wp plugin too.

Comment by russian bride — September 12, 2007

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