Org Blogs and Wikis

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There is a strong desire to use Org-mode to manage both blogs and wikis. There are a number of tools which address parts of this need, this page will serve as a collecting of the names of these tools with links and brief descriptions. I'm sure I've forgotten many relevant tools so please contribute!

Blogging tools

o-blog
Stand-alone blogging system that does not require any external software (features, Github source).
Jekyll
a simple, blog aware, static site generator. There are instructions for combining Org-mode with jekyll at Org-Jekyll.
Projects
In most cases using Org-mode publishing projects with its many options should be sufficient for publishing a blog.
Blorgit
publish an interactive website based on Org-mode documents. While blorgit has many nice features including the fact that Org-mode documents can be edited through the web interface with automatic commits to a git or svn repository however it is fairly complicated to set up. Blorgit is one or two small changes from being a full-fledged Org-mode based wiki. This is no longer maintained, see org-ehtml in the wiki section below.
blog-files
A simple system based on ideas and code from org-jekyll and reprise.py to publish a blog using simple static html pages. Used for publishing this blog py Puneeth Chaganti.
org2blog
allows publishing directly from Org-mode to WordPress
Org-mode and Octopress
Instructions for blogging With Org-mode and Octopress. There is also this dedicated exporter by Tom Alexander (instructions here.)
Blorg
the original Org-mode blogging engine (but it's not maintained anymore). Roland Kaufmann is maintaining a fork here.
a blog-like sitemap for org-publish
see this post by Jon Anders Skorpen.
Org-mode and Nikola
A plugin for Nikola (a static site generator in Python), that lets you write your posts in org-mode syntax.
org-page
A static blog-site generator, written in elisp. Very light weight. Integrated with git. Supports themeing. Uses mustache for templating. Highly customizable. Key difference from o-blog is that org-page posts are in separate org-files. Built-in support for disqus, google-analytics and RSS.
lazyblorg
a static blog-site generator written in Python (HTML5, CSS3). Focus is to have only an absolutely minimum of things to do to write a new blog entry everywhere in your set of Org-mode files. The software is currently in development. However, basic functionality is working: persistent pages, temporal pages, tagging, Atom feeds, basic Org-mode syntax, hidden entries, and such. You can take a look at Karl Voit's personal web page to see an example result. Great features are planned for the future: auto-tags for language or article length, tag description pages, overview pages for navigation, extremely easy integration of image files through a memacs module, and so forth.

Wiki tools

  • ikiwiki is a web site compiler written in Perl. In many ways it is similar to Jekyll, but has closer integration with version control systems. It supports blogging and has many plugins.

    There is an org mode plugin by Manoj, which lets you write your posts in org and converts them to html suitable for processing by ikiwiki.

    There is another plugin by Chris Gray that interprets org files. It is still under intermittent development, but is stable enough for general use.

  • Org-ehtml defines an editable HTML backend for the new exporting engine. Org-ehtml runs on an Emacs web server. Exported Org-mode web pages may be edited through a web browser, the edits may then be saved to Org-mode files on the computer running the server, and may even be committed to a version control system (experimental) providing wiki functionality. There is also experimental support for password authentication. Also see the initial announcement email on the Org-mode mailing list.

Other tools

  • org-ruby is a Ruby gem for converting org-mode files to HTML. The goal is to make it easier to use org-mode files in website tools like Webby, Jekyll, or webgen.

More links

Documentation from the http://orgmode.org/worg/ website (either in its HTML format or in its Org format) is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.3 or later. The code examples and css stylesheets are licensed under the GNU General Public License v3 or later.