blogging in asp or coldfusion
February 22, 2005 3:50 PM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend good blogging software for ASP or ColdFusion? My IT department said no to PHP/MySQL. Cost is no concern. The only stuff I've found so far is weak. One feature I need is comment registration.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink to Computers & Internet (12 answers total)
If cost is no concen, get a Dreamhost account and blog away in php/mysql.
posted by b1tr0t at 4:08 PM on February 22, 2005

It's an internal blog.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 4:13 PM on February 22, 2005

One of my co-workers had a list of ASP blogging options at one point. I'll get them tomorrow. What about .NET options (specifically, C#)?
posted by yerfatma at 4:34 PM on February 22, 2005

Yes, I'm open to .NET options, too. Thanks.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 4:43 PM on February 22, 2005

You might look into Community Server which is the successor to .Text which was one of the first blogging packages for I've never used it, but their design document says they have the goal of having moderated and authenticated comments.
posted by mmascolino at 5:29 PM on February 22, 2005

No personal experience, but this one seems pretty highly regarded (ASP).
PS: Your IT Department is insane
posted by spock at 5:32 PM on February 22, 2005

What about MovableType? Isn't that done with Perl?

And what do they have against PHP/MySQL? I mean, if you're not going to be recoding it... who cares what tech is used to implement it. If they're worried about maintaining it, well gees It's pretty much setup and forget about, although setting up PHP to work with apache on windows can be a little daunting. MySQL is easy.

Tell your IT department to get some balls.
posted by delmoi at 7:57 PM on February 22, 2005

Mysql is easy if you know mysql. That said, PHP is a joy compared to perl.
posted by mecran01 at 9:15 PM on February 22, 2005

Is the requirement Windows or literally ASP/ColdFusion? Because MT does run fine on Windows servers, but is Perl, as delmoi mentioned. And supports comment registration.
posted by anildash at 11:58 PM on February 22, 2005

So much for that idea: he tossed whatever links he had when we started using Textpattern. As an aside, my initial reaction was, "PHP and MySQL work on Windows too." I didn't have any problems getting PHP & Apache & MySQL up and running on Windows back when I had no idea what I was doing. The only confusing part was learning the Apache conf stylee.
posted by yerfatma at 4:12 AM on February 23, 2005

I tried talking them into PHP and MySQL since I have it running on my machine for testing, but they don't want to introduce something new to support.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 9:22 AM on February 23, 2005

I use MT on a W2K server and code asp pages. Works no problem at all.
posted by kitara at 12:57 PM on March 2, 2005

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