WANTED: Simple text blogging system

I want a new blogging system. Here’s my manifesto:

* All posts contained within individual text files
* The ability to edit locally and have changes synchronized to the website via SFTP (since [we shouldn’t be using FTP](http://stevenf.com/archive/dont-use-ftp.php))
* The automation and intelligence of the weblog system should be local to my machine and written in well-documented common scripting language
* The local software would render the text files to HTML that can be served by Apache with mod_rewrite enabled.


3 thoughts on “WANTED: Simple text blogging system

  1. I’ve entered the BLOG world. How do I update WordPress? Yes, I know, I’m an idiot when it comes to the screen in front of me! Have a great weekend!

  2. simple text blogging:
    1) host webpage
    2) post text
    3) edit the text in your html file
    4) ???
    5) profit

  3. I was looking for something like:

    1) create local folder structure to match a weblog date/post structure you’d see on a server
    2) create a series of basic template files in a protected directory
    3) create a post using a simple text editor and save as a plain text file
    4) a scheduled script would walk the folder structure, use the templates to render the HTML and upload to the webserver

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