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About Typo

Typo has been around since March of 2005 making it one of the oldest blogging platforms in Rails. With powerful SEO capabilities, full themes, and plug-ins, this platform has all the features needed for a great user experience for both web developers and site visitors. Typo is available as a gem or source tarball.

The current version is Typo 6.0.8 for Ruby on Rails 3.0.9

Download Typo

Enhance your Typo blog

Useful Links:

Get some help

Maintainers
This is a list of Typo maintainers. If you have committed, please add your name and contact details to the list.

The Cool Kids

Frédéric de Villamil <frederic@de-villamil.com>
blog: http://t37.net
irc: neuro`

Matijs van Zuijlen
blog: http://www.matijs.net/blog/
irc: matijs

Thomas Lecavelier
blog: http://blog.ookook.fr/
irc: ook

Yannick François
blog: http://elsif.fr
irc: yaf

Cyril Mougel
blog: http://blog.shingara.fr
irc: shingara

Original Author

Tobias Luetke
blog: http://blog.leetsoft.com/
irc: xal

Installing Typo

There are various way of installing Typo, but the easiest way is the install using the gem.

1. Prerequisites

To install Typo you need the following:

  • Ruby 1.8.7 or Ruby Enterprise Edition or Ruby 1.9.2.
  • Ruby On Rails 3.0.9
  • A database engine, MySQL, PgSQL or SQLite3
  • The Ruby connector to your favorite database engine
  • A FTP client or even better SSH access to your hosting provider

2. Get Typo

Download Typo stable version at http://typosphere.org/stable.tar.gz or http://typosphere.org/stable.zip.

3. Install Typo

Unpack Typo archive into your Web hosting space.

Rename database.yml.example to database.yml and fill in your database credentials for production mode.

Then run:

$ bundle install
$ rake RAILS_ENV=production db:migrate

4. Start/Stop Typo

To use / test typo, run:

./script/rails server

Daily use

We recommend using Passenger (mod_rails) or Thin / Unicorn with Apache or Nginx.

The admin interface for Typo allows you to post articles and change configuration settings. It can be found at http://yourdomain.com/admin. New content can be posting using the admin interface or a desktop blog editor such as MarsEdit or Ecto. For a list of working clients, please visit http://typosphere.org/wiki/DesktopClients

Enjoy,
The Typo team

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