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 5.5 for Ruby on Rails 2.3.8.
Some useful links:
- Download Typo 5.5 source code:
- Report a bug
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Official Typo blog
- Plugin directory
- Typo themes
- Follow us on Twitter
Get some help
- IRC: #typo on irc.freenode.net
- Mailing list
There are various way of installing Typo, but the easiest way is certainly using our gem.
To install Typo you need the following:
- Ruby 1.8.7 or Ruby Enterprise Edition
- Ruby On Rails 2.3.8
- A database engine, MySQL, PgSQL or SQLite3
- The Ruby connector to your favourite database engine
2. Install the gem
If you have root access, just run:
$ sudo gem install typo
$ export GEM_PATH=~/gems $ gem install -i ~/gems typo
3. Install Typo
Typo comes as a highly configurable binary installer. By default, it runs with Mongrel on a random port between 4000 and 5000 and SQLite3. However we recommend using a more production ready database engine and a faster, more scalable web server. MySQL and Passenger running either on Apache or Nginx are our favourite options.
To install Typo with the default options, just run:
typo install /some/path
This will install typo with SQLite3 and will spawn it to some random port.
To chose your database engine and web server, run the following:
typo install /some/path web-server=my_server database=my_db db_password=password db_user=my_app db_name=my_app some/path
Options for web-server are:
- external: Apache, Nginx, Lighttpd… with Fastcgi, mod_rails, Thin…
For more information about installing Typo from the gem, please read our installer documentation
4. Start / stop Typo
If you’re using mongrel or mongrel_cluster you’ll be able to start / stop your Typo engine using Typo binary:
$ typo start some/path
$ typo stop some/path
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.
Your typo team