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 6.0.7 for Ruby on Rails 3.0.9
- Download Typo source code:
- Report a bug
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Official Typo blog
- Follow us on Twitter
- IRC: #typo on irc.freenode.net
- Mailing list
This is a list of Typo maintainers. If you have committed, please add your name and contact details to the list.
Frédéric de Villamil <email@example.com>
Matijs van Zuijlen
There are various way of installing Typo, but the easiest way is the install using the gem.
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
Unpack Typo archive into your Web hosting space.
Rename database.yml.example to database.yml and fill in your database credentials for production mode.
$ bundle install
$ rake RAILS_ENV=production db:migrate
To use / test typo, run:
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
The Typo team