Storytlr is an opensource lifestreaming and microblogging platform written in PHP. Note: The default branch (master) is the development branch, if you need a stable version, see the release-XX branches, tags, or downloads.
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Storytlr is an open source lifestreaming and micro blogging platform. You can use it for a single user or it can act as a host for many people all from the same installation.

Note: The default branch is the development branch, if you need a stable version, see the release-XX branches, tags, or downloads.


Features in a nutshell

  • You can import from 18 popular sources, easily post your own updates, pick from a range of styles and create compelling stories from your content.
  • OStatus support enable federation with other social sites.
  • IndieWeb minded: can be used to implement a POSSE approach.

See it in action

Example Storytlr site

Have a look at this storytlr site to see what Storytlr can offer you.

More details


Three install options are available:

  • Install from the RPM package: yum install
  • Download the latest release: storytlr-1.2.0.tar.gz
  • Clone the repo: git clone git://

You can then follow the following install instructions.


Storytlr requires a standard LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, Mysql, Php) which can be found on most shared hosting providers. A few additional modules are required to enable all features.

  • MySQL server
  • Apache Web Server
  • Php with the following modules: mcrypt, mbstring, gd, pdo-mysql
  • ZendFramework

On a CentOS/RedHat distribution, the following command will install all required packages:

yum install httpd mysql-server php php-mcrypt php-mbstring php-gd php-mysql php-ZendFramework \n
php-ZendFramework-Db-Adapter-Pdo-Mysql php-ZendFramework-Feed php-ZendFramework-Service


Below is a list of the various places where you could interact some members of the storytlr community:

  • Mailing list
  • Issue tracker
  • #storytlr tag on twitter &
  • irc: #storytlr on for real time discussion


With additional contributions by:


Copyright 2008-2013 by authors in AUTHORS file attached.

Licensed under the Apache License, Version 2.0 (the "License"); you may not use this file except in compliance with the License. You may obtain a copy of the License at

Unless required by applicable law or agreed to in writing, software distributed under the License is distributed on an "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF ANY KIND, either express or implied. See the License for the specific language governing permissions and limitations under the License.