The most common self-hosted blogging software is WordPress but it does not mean that there are other software available just like WordPress sometimes even as powerful and easy as WordPress. WordPress is the most popular self-hosted blogging tool no doubt but the fact is that this is not the only blogging software available, let me give you a list of my top Blogging software here.
WordPress is a state-of-the-art publishing platform with a focus on aesthetics, web standards, and usability. WordPress is both free and priceless at the same time. WordPress started as just a blogging systems, but has evolved to be used as full content management system and so much more through the thousands of plugins, widgets, and themes, WordPress is limited only by your imagination.
b2evolution is an advanced weblog tool allowing you to run your own blogs, news feeds or even photos.
- It’s free
- It runs on your own domain/website. That means you need a host which can run web applications written in PHP.
- Advanced browsing (paged, calendar, categories, search…)
- Extended & multipaged posts
- Image/file upload & management
- Multiple and sub-categories
- Draft and quick publishing
- RSS & Atom feeds
- Automatic pinging of blog directories
- Skins / Themes
Drupal is a free software package that allows an individual, a community of users, or an enterprise to easily publish, manage and organize a wide variety of content on a website. Hundreds of thousands of people and organizations are using Drupal to power an endless variety of web sites, including
- Community web portals
- Discussion sites
- Corporate web sites
- Intranet applications
- Personal web sites or blogs
- Aficionado sites
- E-commerce applications
- Resource directories
- Social Networking sites
Joomla is an award-winning content management system (CMS), which enables you to build Web sites and powerful online applications. Many aspects, including its ease-of-use and extensibility, have made Joomla the most popular Web site software available. Best of all, Joomla is an open source solution that is freely available to everyone.
The Movable Type Open Source Project is a community effort, led by Six Apart, devoted to building and maintaining the open source version of Movable Type, the award winning, ground breaking and revolutionary blogging platform. This open source platform is free for anyone to modify, redistribute and use for any purpose that they choose.
Initially, I started with Blogger.com, but creating a blog on a free platform is just like living in a rented apartment they always has a right to through away your stuff on ground. More over if you wish to make Money out of blogging then self-hosted blog is a must and WordPress is the software I would recommend.