FreePHPBlogSoftware is blogging software with a design template system which makes creating a quick "template look" or a complete custom design very easy. The layout design is handled by a single file which keeps the design in one spot. This file can be edited in a WYSIWYG HTML editor such as Adobe Dreamweaver or others, so no special coding knowledge is required to create a complete custom Web site design.
OpenLaunch is a Web-based content management system that integrates a broad array of services into a single, fully-featured, elegantly designed Web site. The project aims to eliminte the difficulty of integrating multiple systems into a single Web site by implementing a blog, forum, Web pages, wiki, and (coming soon) E-Commerce and support tickets. It is built around the Torpedo Framework, an open MVC framework which includes support for controllers, forms, and a large number of other very useful utilities.
Simblog aims to be one of the most easy-to-use and lightweight blogging platforms. It emphasizes user experience, workflow, and ease of use without neglecting usability and extensibility. It will take full advantage of what HTML5 and CSS3 have to offer without delving too deeply into experimental features. It is built on its own lightweight framework, which allows a high degree of extensibility and modularity for your blog. It uses Smarty as a templating engine (which also provides a caching mechanism), jQuery and Kendo UI for frontend design, and MySQL as a database.