Powerful and fast Ruby on Rails blog engine with some elements of social network.
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RBlog is modern blog engine with elements of social network written with Ruby On Rails.
With RBlog you can easily manage your personal blog or create a community within two minutes.

Authors: Igor Alexandrov (igor.alexandrov@gmail.com)
Copyright: Copyright © 2010 Igor Alexandrov. All rights reserved.
License: MIT License (opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.php)
Website: www.github.com/igor-alexandrov/rblog


  • rails = 2.3.5
  • authlogic ≥ 2.1.0
  • cancan ≥ 1.1.1
  • gravtastic ≥ 2.2.0
  • rainbow ≥ 1.0.4
  • sanitize ≥ 1.2.0
  • searchlogic ≥ 2.4.0


You can always see the most recent version of RBlog at our demo-page. Please remember that it is a recent version from trunk and it can have a bugs.

Whan can you do with RBlog

Every day new features appear in RBlog. We are working hardly to give you the most powerful and advanced RoR blog engine.

Manage your content easy!

You don’t need to enter admin side to create new post. Do it from index page easy and fast!

All content in RBlog is divided into different types. Each type has it’s own great features.

Now RBlog supports two types of content:

  • Topic. Topic is the most common type of your post. You can write in it everything you want.
  • Link. Link is a small post, that points to some other resource in Internet. Link has a description (length of description can be set in settings.yml file) and url. It is very useful, when you want to save some interesting material or make a cross-posting.

It is very easy to add new types of content to RBlog. And in some upcoming releases we will add some new types. If you have any offers, contact us please.

Bring speed and power to your posts.

As you know RBlog is written with Ruby on Rails. By using this technology we can add new features very easy.
RBlog has some great features like:

  • nested comments in posts (they work with or without javascript). First level comments are highlighted with special mark, so they are easy to find;
  • nested pages with human readable permalinks ([your_domain]/about will refer to about page, [your_domain]/about/clients will refer to your clients page and etc.). Create as many pages, as you want! Thanks to Alexander Borisov;;
  • post are taggable, so you can organize your information better;

Migrate from WordPress.

Now WordPress migration is under heavy development.

You want to migrate from other blog engine? Contact us and we will do it for you!

How to install RBlog?

First you need server with Rails-2.3.4 or later.
Clone RBlog from GitHub

bc .git clone git://github.com/igor-alexandrov/rblog.git

It will make a directory called rblog on your hard disk. Got into it. Now let’s install required gems.

rake gems:install

Now you should prepare your database. Just copy config/database.yml.example as config/database.yml
and edit it in your favorite editor. By the way wp_db in database.yml is a configuration for database with WordPress (this is if you are migrating from wordpress).
So, your database.yml is ready. Now you should create tables in your database.

rake db:migrate

Tables are ready, lets just load some initial data into them.

mv config/settings.yml.example config/settings.yml
rake db:seed



That is all, you can see your blog at localhost:3000. Admin section is located at localhost:3000/admin, default user is “admin”. Log in with e-mail “admin@example.com” and password “admin”.

How to migrate from WordPress?

It is easy. RBlog can copy your posts and comments now. For this install RBlog, write appropriate parameters for wp_db in database.yml and then type

rake migrate:from_wordpress

That is all!