Formerly known as pLog, LifeType
is a blogging platform that supports the creation of multiple blogs and users. This is an Open Source program and simple to install thanks to the built-in wizard.
- Creation: LifeType is integrated with a WYSIWYG editor making it simple to write and publish articles. Sounds and pictures can be added (for Podcasting, of course) as well as boxes for comments. A dashboard gets the user updated with a brief statistic.
- Media files management: uploading several files in mass on the blog and have them automatically generated in thumbnail mode are possible thanks to this option. Apart from that, a file browser as well as custom descriptions is also supported.
- Smarty template engine: this product is packed with this special function so as to enable the customization of the blog. The default one proposed by the editor can be changed to a more personalized one.
- Spam filter: LifeType is integrated with a spam filter service as well as function for blocking some comments that may be inappropriate for the users' blog. Thanks to some plug-ins that can to be installed, comment moderation and trackback validation are also possible.
- LifeType is entirely free.
- It supports XMLRPC interface for remote creation and article editing.