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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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About Typo

Being around since March 2005, Typo is (probably) the oldest blogging platform in Rails. It has a full set of feature you would expect from such an engine, powerful SEO capabilities and full themes and plugin
extension. It is available as a gem or source tarball.

Current version is Typo 6.0.1 for Ruby on Rails 3.0

Useful Links:

Get some help

Maintainers
This is a list of Typo maintainers. If you have a commit bit, 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

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 certainly using our gem.

1. Prerequisites

To install Typo you need the following:

  • Ruby 1.8.7 or Ruby Enterprise Edition, Typo is not Ruby 1.9 compliant
  • Ruby On Rails 3.0.0
  • A database engine, MySQL, PgSQL or SQLite3
  • The Ruby connector to your favourite 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

For a daily use, we reccomend to use Passenger (mod_rails) or Thin / Unicorn with Apache or Nginx.

Typo’s administrative interface is available at http://your.domain.com/admin. 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 http://typosphere.org/wiki/DesktopClients.

Enjoy,
Your typo team

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