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Blog software is the software that underpins a Blog. Blog software can either be hosted by a company that provides blog platforms as a service, or can be self-hosted by the blog owner.

Hosted blogging platforms[]

  • TypePad
  • Tumblr
  • Posterous
  • LiveJournal and its clones, such as JournalFen and Dreamwidth

Self-hosted blog software[]

  • Wordpress
  • Movable Type
  • Drupal (a Content management system with blog capabilities]]


Many blog platforms offer plugins, widgets, or other such extensions that can improve the base software. For examples of plugins that may be particularly useful to community-oriented blogs, see:

  • Recommended Wordpress plugins
  • ...

There are also some discussion plugins that work on most blog platforms.  They are:

  • Disqus
  • IntenseDebate

See also[]