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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Some Popular Blogging Tools

There are many different blogging tools. Some are geared toward the novice, and others are designed for the serious blogster.

Movable Type

Movable Type is a little more demanding. It is not a hosting service, nor is it a menu-driven, novice program. The core requirements are: an account on a Web server that allows you to run CGI (Common Gateway Interface) scripts; Perl (version 5.004_04 or greater on the Web server); an FTP program to upload the necessary files to your server; JavaScript and cookies enabled on your browser; and support for the DB-File Perl module or MySQL and DBD::mysql.

It's a CGI program that must be installed on your system. If you have never installed a CGI program, the process may be intimidating ...

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