As written down in Development snapshots of LifeType 1.1 on 27. Apr. 2006 a new feature complete version of the pretty nice multi-blog solution LifeType is available. Nightly snapshots are offered for testing purposes. In the article you will find more explanations and links. If somebody is looking for a multi-blog solution or an easy to setup blog-network using sub-domains on one server this is a solution I would recommend to look at.
If you don’t know LifeType (formerly known as Plog) … there are at least two big mediahouses in Germany realizing their attached blogs with LifeType: Financial Times Germany (ftd.de/blog/) and Burda/Freundin (http://blog.freundin.de/). But they for sure did some changes …
LifeType supports multiple blogs and users, media management,
generation of standard content, clean URLs and support for subdomains.
LifeType is released under the GPL license, and requires PHP and MySQL to work.
I have also installed it on/attached it to my site and it was pretty easy to start. The available templates are medium quality and the summary page for all blogs must be customized. It’s a good and stable multi-blog solution (speaking of 1.0.3).
Installation / Upgrade (don’t forget the backup :-):
In order to install this release, please use wizard.php as with
any release so far. If upgrading from LifeType 1.0.x to LifeType 1.1,
wizard.php will also take care of adding all new tables as well as of
making changes to currently existing tables. In order to upgrade from
an older development snapshot of 1.1 to a newer one, just upload the
newest files to the server and overwrite the old ones except your own
version of the configuration file (config/config.properties.php)
For your comfort … some of the LifeType 1.1 links:
- new features in LifeType 1.1
- keeping track of which template sets have been already updated
- which plugins have already been updated to work with LifeType 1.1 can also be tracked in the wiki
That’s the newest info on LifeType.
PS: If you are running a 1.0.3 … there is an update to 1.0.4 available.
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