myparse is a low-resource database-oriented PHP framework. It aims to be easy for everyone use, update, modify, and extend. The working code base is less than 30 KB, and sites typically use around 400-700 KB of RAM. It is designed to work on shared hosting sites like DreamHost and GoDaddy. It supports full-page file-based caching, sitemap generation, Google Analytics integration, quick MySQL environment switching, and many of the newer MySQLi functions. The template system allows users and developers to define their own 'parsed' variables. Installation software is similar to, if not easier than, WordPress.
TurnKey WordPress Appliance is a server appliance for WordPress, a leading blog publishing platform. It is designed to be easy to use and easy to maintain. Security patches are automatically installed. It provides a Web management interface, configuration console, and an AJAX Web shell. To minimize footprint the appliance is built from the ground up with the minimum required components. It runs everywhere thanks to multiple build formats, including an installable live CD, a VMDK with OVF support, and an Amazon EC2 AMI.
Xpostulate is a blog/microblogging client that posts to Livejournal, InsaneJournal, IziBlog.net, DeadJournal, Scribbld, Inksome, Wordpress, and DreamWidth. It can tweet to twitter.com and dent to identi.ca so that you can announce new articles. This is all done via one interface, saving your login information for each, and thus simplifying cross-posting to your various social networking sites.