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About Simple Blog

Simple Blog RoR is a very efficient lightweight blogging system built in Ruby on Rails. The server footprint is extremely small ensuring short load times and better server health, not to mention user experience.

Simple Blog RoR also is very tightly integrated with Facebook and Twitter allowing for seamless integration with those platforms. It allows login via Facebook out-of-the-box.

Additionally there is a lot of other support such as:

  • multiple categories,
  • tag suggestion,
  • aggressive spam prevention
  • threaded comments
  • clickstream
  • full SEO integration
  • localization of the entire interface
  • email posting
  • efficient caching using memcached
  • other extensive social features as favoriting
  • stores all uploaded images on S3
  • efficient comment notification framework to foster dialogue
  • built-in search with the ability to use MySQL or Sphinx for search




  1. RubyGems 1.3.7
  2. Rails 2.3.8
  3. Memcached (no version requirement)
  4. MySQL (no version requirement)
  5. ImageMagick (no version requirement)

*You may exclude this but you will need to contact me at for instructions how to. Excluding memcached will strongly effect the performance why I do not recommend it.

Installation instructions for reaching the technical requirements are found here Requirements: Installation


If you have any questions or comments, send an email to

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