Blog software that supports PostgreSQL
August 24, 2005 10:47 AM   Subscribe

I'm interested in moving away from Moveable Type for my blog. Unfortunately, the only DBMS my webhost provides is PostgreSQL. Wordpress doesn't support it. Blosxom seems promising, but I'm behind a firewall and proxy at work, so web-based management is a must. I'm very technical; enough so that I'm considering writing my own blog CMS, and only the time investment is holding me back. What are my options? What do you recommend?
posted by Plutor to Technology (10 answers total)
Best answer: Try Serendipity.
posted by null terminated at 11:03 AM on August 24, 2005

Best answer: Bricolage? Not sure if it's a weblog CMS, though.
posted by brownpau at 11:19 AM on August 24, 2005

Try changing webhosts.

Well, surely it's better than writing your own software...
posted by reklaw at 11:26 AM on August 24, 2005

Response by poster: I'm considering that, too. But my webhost is a (talented) friend from college. It ends up being remarkably cheap (something like $10/mo), no extra charges for ssh or CGI or whatnot, essentially unlimited storage and bandwidth, and really fast support. But he's anti-MySQL (for some holy-war reason that I'm not interested in arguing further with him). If it comes down to it, moving webhosts might be a possibility, but I'd like to look at CMS options first..
posted by Plutor at 11:39 AM on August 24, 2005

Best answer: It looks like there are a couple of plugins for Blosxom that provide a web frontend for posting new entries. This might be the Simplest Thing That Could Possibly Work.
posted by letourneau at 11:44 AM on August 24, 2005 [1 favorite]

MovableType has full PostgreSQL support, as noted on the features page.

The 3.2 final version should be out any day now, it's quite spiffy and about 100x less prone to spam right out of the box. Give it a try.
posted by Remy at 11:46 AM on August 24, 2005

Though I'm a big fan of Postgres, you're missing out on a crapload of software that only supports MySQL. Personally, I love WordPress and wouldn't trade it for anything else. I'm paying $10/month for 750MB disk space, 5GB bandwidth (I rarely use more than a gig), SSH, CGI, etc.
posted by exhilaration at 12:21 PM on August 24, 2005

Best answer: Typo supports PostgreSQL. If you're up for a Rails app and/or a somewhat adventurous install, its the one for you. Its pretty competitive with WordPress in the features category.
posted by therealadam at 12:39 PM on August 24, 2005

Best answer: Have you tried this version of Wordpress?
posted by Ervin at 3:25 PM on August 24, 2005

Response by poster: Thanks for the great answers. My webhost actually saw this thread (I think I know how), and emailed me to tell me that MySQL 4.0 is actually available. But this thread has introduced me to a few really great alternatives to MT and WP that I might try out, anyhow.
posted by Plutor at 4:00 AM on August 25, 2005

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