Phil spent the past week quietly building out a lightweight blogging engine on the Ning Playground to replace the experimental blog app we had, Ning Press. The result is a new and improved Ning Press!
Ning Press has a number of the things you would expect to find in a blogging engine:
- comment management
- blog search
- easily updatable left column content
- simple image management (easily add a photo or image to your blog)
- customizable Smarty templates
- RSS (really simple syndication) feeds
- WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editing
- automatic Monthly Archives
- service pinging
- multiple authors
You can clone Ning Press and create your own blog or use it as the basis to offer your own blogging engine. Check out the PHP Components available for ideas about other features and functionality you can integrate into your new blog.
Ning Press is a result of people asking us to offer a Blog as a Ning Example App and us wanting to deliver. Let us know what you think or how we can improve it.
Thanks again to Phil and we appreciate you checking it out!