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Lightblog is a lightweight blogging platform designed especially with rich media in mind (think Tumblr.) It's written in PHP and uses SQLite 3, making it a great option for cheap/shared/low-resource web servers.

Lightblog is not currently recommended for production use.

Runtime requirements

  • PHP 5.4+ (5.6+ is recommended)
  • PHP extension pdo_sqlite


Lightblog is licensed under the GNU General Public License, either version 3 or (at your option) any later version. See LICENSE.txt for more information.

Some components (where specified) are derived from the SnowCMS project. For their use in Lightblog, these components were generously dual-licensed by the author, Ian Aldrighetti, under both the GNU GPLv3+ and SnowCMS's primary license, the Microsoft Reciprocal License.