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Simple blogging Application, written in clojure
Clojure JavaScript Shell
Latest commit 54fd532 Martin Kremers Added powered by clojure logo


Version 1.0.0 and instructions for the basic setup will be released soon.


Local setup:

  1. Install MongoDB on localhost
  2. git clone & ./
  3. Browse "/bootstrap"
  4. Browse "/admin" and login with default credentials admin:admin
  5. Change admin password
  6. Enter amazon s3 credentials in Settings section

Heroku setup:

  1. git push to heroku
  2. setup mongohq & logging for the application
  3. Next steps see local setup 3.ff

Super-awesome features:

  • No local storage, using amazon s3
  • No local session, using mongodb session adapter
  • No local data, using mongodb
  • Markdown for post editing
  • Tagcloud, Image minifier,...

Blogging software written in clojure.

Next todos:

  • Configurable Blogroll
  • Tags & Tag Cloud
  • Add fancy ajax response in media section (delete,...)
  • Slugify s3 key names (spaces cause errors,...)
  • Thumbnail generation for images
  • S3 connection and binary data upload & Media Section
  • RSS feed (RSS & Atom templates for mustache are available)
  • Fix link to recent posts
  • Refactor sandbar "layout" function to moustache tempalte
  • Datamodel for posts,...
  • Simple functionality to add crud posts
  • Defensive bootstrap of database with default categories, settings and users
  • CRUD for categories
  • Categories with URLfriendly name
  • Routes to view categories and posts by /:category and /:category/:post
  • AdminUI, Output and Selection for categories
  • HideTitle Option for posts
  • Settings section (configure blog name, admin password, ...)
  • Enhance AdminUI with more ajax feeling & (Web-)design changes
  • Fix broken build (heroku and 'local runnable' app - see core.clj)
  • Fix broken links from adminui
  • Change password functionality - settings page
  • Automatic (client side) generation of URLfriendly name
  • Print application health on admin welcome page. Runtime/getRuntime ...
  • Fix broken links "recent posts"
  • Fix "number does not work as password"
  • Write the persistent user sessions to mongodb, currently existing frameworks do not work with monger and clojure 1.3. Fork and refactor them
  • Image include functionality for wysiwyg editor
  • A lot error handling stuff (messages on admin overview) - missing settings,...
  • Move this page to a todo page and write instructions how to install this blog *maybe
  • Implement cache with clojure.core.cache *maybe
  • Minify javascript

After initial release:

  • Write a session timeout (check monger-session for date values)
  • Comments, Askimet Integration

Tech goal:

  • Building reference projects for clojure
  • High scalable
  • No data stored on application servers
  • Run it on Heroku & S3
  • Optional caching with memcached
  • Binary data in S3, other data in MongoDB (sessions, posts, ...)
  • "Reference" building for a clojure web stacks


  • More Info on admin welcome page (server load, database stats)


git clone, ./


Copyright (C) 2012 Martin Kremers

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