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VStar Blog Engine

VStarBlogEngine is a lightweight multi-user/single-blog engine intended for bloggers who need a simple, fast, and reliable blogging platform. It is built as an alternative to existing heavily-armored blog engines, such as Wordpress, Drupal, and others. It features fast and secure blogging, quick threaded commenting with CAPTCHA, multi-language support with UTF-8 database encoding, subscription to comments, tags support, spam filtering, RSS support, LiveJournal cross-posting, and Wordpress database import. It does not feature self-registration, OpenID, a visual editor, plugins, widgets, etc.

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Recent releases

  •  29 Jul 2012 12:22

    Release Notes: This release fixes problems with LJ synchronization. It adds multi-user LiveJournal support: each blog user now has their own LJ credentials. A security fix in comments.php. comments.php is no longer counting spam messages. A width problem with the image that shows the number of blog comments in an LJ post has been fixed.

    •  30 Oct 2009 09:26

      Release Notes: A type was added for Posts synchronization: "all" or "new only" records. Two LJ-related fields were implemented into a form for adding or editing a post: "Allow LJ comments" and "Add reply link to LJ post". A problem with "friends only" posts was fixed by setting up a proper "allowmask" value.

      •  17 Aug 2009 05:10

        Release Notes: A feature for importing LJ comments was added. The LJ code was rewritten, and the XMLRPC protocol was added. The engine now delivers an LJ error message if any occurred while working with LJ. A number of bugs related to LJ post synchronization were fixed. Code was cleaned up from former "Draft" status.

        •  12 Mar 2009 07:19

          Release Notes: Synchronization with LiveJournal was added. This allows you to keep posts in your blog and LJ in sync. Comments are not synchronized yet. LJ-related fields were added to the database. To make things compliant with LJ, the "Private" status is now "Friends Only" and "Draft" is now known as "Private". A number of bugs were fixed.

          •  31 Dec 2008 14:06

            Release Notes: Incorrect syntax inside of the English version of the settings.php file was fixed. An INSERT INTO string inside of the database.sql file was fixed. The SITE_LANGUAGE variable was fixed in multiple places. A link to the absent style.css file was removed from A database error while adding posts through the admin interface was fixed. A style was fixed for the external table in admin.php. Left-right arrows were added. A number of PHP warnings were fixed. Width and height were added for the number of comments appearing in LJ. A problem with the older/newer order of posts was fixed.


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