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Open Source for the Enterprise by Gautam Guliani, Dan Woods

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Weblog Publishing Systems

Weblog publishing systems focus on publishing content that is short, timely, and usually presented in reverse chronological order. These systems are most often used by one person to generate concise text commenting on one or more articles found elsewhere on the Web. Therefore, content creation involves citing and linking to other content. Advanced weblog systems also offer the ability to categorize content easily, as it is being created, as well as collaborative content generation. Drupal and Blosxom have powerful categorization features. Geeklog excels at access control and workflows. Another common use of these systems is to allow readers to comment on the content. Slashdot is a good example of a powerful web discussions forum that works at a very active site and allows community moderation. Weblog publishing systems are an emerging section of the content management system field. While they started out as vanity online diaries, new and effective ways to use them in the enterprise are emerging, such as for project weblogs.

Geeklog

Geeklog is a small content management system for dynamic web sites that have simple workflows in the publish process. Geeklog also works well in situations where users should see different content details based on their access level. It is written in PHP and can be deployed on the LAMP platform.

Product strengths

  • It offers flexible access control and workflow features.

  • It is easily extensible via a modules API.

Product weakness

  • It has ...

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