Chyrp blogging engine

January 08, 2008

Chyrp blogging engine:

Chyrp is a blogging engine designed to be very lightweight while retaining functionality. It is driven by PHP and MySQL (with some AJAX thrown in), and has a pimpin’ theme and module engine; so you can personalize it however you want.

I like the philosophy behind Chyrp; it seems clean and lightweight without sacrificing a good user interface. Unfortunately the current version (I tried both the 1.0.3 and the latest from SVN) has some bugs left to work out, mainly dealing with URL redirection (“clean URLs”) and search, at least on my hosting provider. I’m definitely going to keep and eye out for future releases.

Marc Charbonneau is a mobile software engineer in Portland, OR. Want to reply to this article? Get in touch on Twitter @mbcharbonneau.