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The guys at have got a review of Lifetype 1.2 up and running. The feedback is very positive and Lifetype scored a deserved 9! The review also highlights some areas that could see some improvements and the development team is planning to work on them accordingly.

In other news, Lifetype has been nominated as a candidate for the 2007 Overall Open Source CMS, 2007 Best PHP Open Source CMS and 2007 Best Open Source Social Networking CMS awards organized by Only the 5 CMSs with the most nominations in each category will proceed to the final, so show us your support and click the links below to submit your vote in each one of the categories:

2007 Overall Open Source CMS

2007 Best PHP Open Source CMS

2007 Best Open Source Social Networking CMS 


LifeType in the 12.05 issue of international edition of the PHP Magazine

The 12.05 issue of the international edition of PHP Magazine includes the first part of an article titled "Building a Weblog with PHP", written by myself and Michael from

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"The only thing worse than people talking about you is people NOT talking about you", Oscar Wilde

 (More) does pLog

Alex wrote to inform us that German media group Stern has launched a blogging service for their journalists based on pLog at Stern Blogs. Stern joins the growing group of well-known German sites that are using pLog for their blogging service such as the FDP site, Gamestar or the Axel Springer group. seem to be using a slightly customized version of pLog, but this is just another example of how powerful and flexible the pLog architecture is, and how blogs (and pLog!) have become a suitable choice for on-line journalism. We wish Stern success!

pLog in the biggest German publishing group

Axel Springer
Axel Springer Verlag, the biggest German publishing group, has started to use pLog for their blogs in several of its on-line newspapers and magazines.

Blogs @ Die
Blogs @ Welt am Sonntag
Blogs @ Berliner Morgenpost
Blogs @ Hamburger Abendblatt

Die WeltBerliner MorgenpostHamburger Abendblatt

These announcements reinforce pLog's position not only as the best tool for on-line blogging communities but also, as a great alternative for publishing and on-line journalism. (via

It is also worth noting that has expanded their blogs section with three new blogs: Universet, daehli and kommentar.

pLog in the media

Lockergnome - Your Top Technology Information Resource!With the headline "Why pLog is Better Than MovableType" you can read an awesome review of pLog comparing it to MovableType on Lockergnome. To read the full article, go here.

The German PHP Magazin has published an article with the headline "Blog software pLog scores additional successes". This article informs about the release of the new version of pLog in april in connection with the success story from Verdens Gang (links to the VG blogs included). This should give the German media groups new impulses to use pLog for their work. You can read the article here.

pLog recommended in e-learning book

pLog was discussed and recommended as an ideal open source tool for various e-learning scenarios in the german speaking book "Open Source Werkzeuge fuer e-Trainings" (Open Source Tools for e-Trainings).

"In particular because of the ease of use, the possibility to create quick and efficient multiple weblogs and the option to create albums for files pLog asserts against all other actual open source weblog systems."

The authors Kornelia Maier-Haefele and Hartmut Haefele from arge virtual - learning are recommendig actual and free available e-learning tools which are user-friendly and which have didactic effects.

"Open-Source-Werkzeuge fuer e-Trainings"
from Kornelia Maier-Haefele and Hartmut Haefele,
published by ManagerSeminare,
January 2005, 336 pages,
ISBN 3-936075-20-4,
49,90 EUR

Further informations and purchase here.


More publicity for pLog

Here are some facts in short:

[updated on 26 Jun 2005]

Meanwhile pLoogle has 61.568 page views and 549 link entries since july 2004 and it seems to be well-known.

pLog in the special edition PHP-Starter

The German PHP-Magazine has published the article "A Weblog-System with PHP: Open-Source-Blogging with pLog" - we have reported about the article here - in the special edition PHP-Starter (release date 01/17/2005). On the magazine dvd you can find pLog release 0.3.2.


pLog in the German Internet-Magazin 11/04

In the Internet-Magazin 11/04 Carola Heine has published the article "pLog Blog-Software". She wrote: "Since the blogger-boom there is a big choice of weblog software. Less known is, that meanwhile free blog software can offer the functional range of the "big" blogging-tools - pLog for example."
Beside some informations about the history, the spread and the functions the author gives an evaluation of pLog. An install instruction in three steps completes the article.

[You can download the article here.] [via]

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