blojsom 3.2

blojsom provides a lightweight blog package.

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Mark Lussier
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blojsom provides a lightweight blog package.

blojsom is a lightweight blog package written in Java that was inspired by blosxom.

It aims to be simple in design while adding user flexibility in areas such as the flavors, templating, and plugins.

Here are some key features of "blojsom":

Setup and Installation
Can be deployed to any Java application server.
Can be administered using your web browser.
Multiple Blogs/Multiple Users
Allows you to run multiple blogs on one installation of the software.
Supports any number of users per blog.
Stores separate configuration information per blog.
Permissions can be assigned to users on an individual basis to provide fine-grained access control over what functionality they can and cannot access on your blog.
Generates permalinks to point to individual entries.
Supports search-engine friendly permalinks of the form month/day/year/permalink.
Entries can be categorized.
Calendar-based navigation so that you can view blog entries by year, year and month, or year and month and day.
Supports any number of categories.
Categories are hierarchical.
Allows you to give more descriptive names to your categories.
Supports comments, trackbacks, or pingbacks per entry.
E-mails the blog owner when a new response is received.
Supports the following per entry:
Disabling responses.
Throttling so that a response can only be left from a given IP address every so often.
Moderation of responses to require approval of the blog owner before they are shown.
Banning of IP addresses from leaving responses.
Support for the Comment API.
Plugins and Event/Listeners
Ships with over 50 plugins.
Allows you to extend the capabilities of blojsom by developing your own plugins using the plugin API.
Components can send and receive events using the event and listener API.
Syndication Formats
Generates HTML, RDF, RSS 0.92, RSS 2.0, RSS 2.0 (with comments and trackbacks) and Atom syndication feeds.
Generates content in any other format through its flavor support.
Output a feed in any format for all categories, for a specific category, or a subset of your blog's categories.
Templates and Themes
Dispatchers available for you to develop templates using JSP, Velocity, FreeMarker, or Groovy.
Allows you to change the look and feel of your blog quickly through the use of themes.
Template administration (adding, editing, and deleting) through the web.
Remote Editing
Supports XML-RPC blogging clients.
Supports the Blogger API, MetaWeblog API, and the MovableType API through XML-RPC.
Internationalization and Localization
Designed with internationalization and localization in mind.
Uses UTF-8 by default to handle international character sets.
Generates localized date and times.
Handles calendar localization.
Supports localization of its user interface and templates.
et cetera
Allows you and your users to search your blog entries.


Tomcat 5.0.28
MySQL 5.0.18
Java 1.4.2_10 and Java 5.0_06

What's New in This Release:

Added scripts for H2 database.

Added BSF Dispatcher to allow you to use scripting languages to write templates for your blogs.

Added Entries per Category Plugin.
Added Previous Entries Plugin.
Added Show Me More Plugin.
Added Widgets Plugin.

Last updated on April 4th, 2007

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