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Typo is the oldest and most powerful Ruby on Rails blogware, providing custom templates, powerful drag and drop plugins API, advanced SEO capabilities, XMLRPC API and many more.

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What is it?

Typo is a weblog system written in Ruby using Ruby on Rails. Weblogs are cool,
weblogs are "in" and everyone who writes code has an different opinion on how
a weblog should be written. Typo is our take on it. Typo is designed to be
usable by programmers and non-programmers, while being easy for programmers to


Currently you need all of those things to get typo to run:

 * Ruby 1.8.6 or higher
 * Rails 2.0.2. Typo DOES NOT support Rails 2.1 yet.
 * A database.  Typo supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, and SQLite.
 * Ruby drivers for your database.
 * For best performance, you should have a web server running either
   Apache, Lighttpd or Nginx, along with FastCGI, mongrel or thin. You can use 
   Ruby's built-in web server for low-volume testing.
   We recommend the use of Apache + mod_rails (aka Passenger) for fast and 
   easy deployment along with speed.
 * rspec, rcov and ruby-debug are necessary to run the test suit.


See doc/Installer.text and doc/typo-5.0.3-release-notes.txt.


Typo's administrative interface is available at You can use this to post articles and
change Typo's configuration settings. For posting new content, you can
either use this administrative web interface or a desktop blog editor
like MarsEdit or Ecto. For a short list of clients which are confirmed
to work please visit

Client setup

Set your desktop client to Movable Type API and enter as endpoint address.

Tell me about your blog

Add yourself to the list of typo blogs at
and subscribe to the typo mailing list.

Your typo team

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