I want to switch blog systems. Looking for a minimal blog platform

I feel that WordPress has become more of a CMS and has too many features that I don't need (or want). Also, I've noticed a significant performance problem. In all fairness, this could be a problem with the plugins I'm using and not WordPress, but it's still a problem nonetheless.

I did a few quick Google searches and ran across a promising (future) blog platform going by the name Ghost.

Anybody else have a suggestion for something that's real NOW and like Ghost?

I may end up developing something myself, but everyone knows how much we developers hate "reinventing the wheel"

I want to switch blog systems. Looking for a minimal blog platform

I feel that WordPress has become more of a CMS and has too many features that I don't need (or want). Also, I've noticed a significant performance problem. In all fairness, this could be a problem with the plugins I'm using and not WordPress, but it's still a problem nonetheless.

I did a few quick Google searches and ran across a promising (future) blog platform going by the name Ghost.

Anybody else have a suggestion for something that's real NOW and like Ghost?

I may end up developing something myself, but everyone knows how much we developers hate "reinventing the wheel"

Wordpress plugin Twitconnect crashed my blog!

Went to my blog to show a coworker my Iron Man christmas comic.. only to be met with a 500 server error.

I inspected the error_log and found the culprit to be the Twitconnect plugin not being able to redeclare one of its classes.

 

I didn't change anything, so I'm not sure why it suddenly decided to have an issue.

I deleted the Twitconnect directory from /wp-content/plugins and that fixed it.

Wordpress plugin Twitconnect crashed my blog!

twitconnectWent to my blog to show a coworker my Iron Man christmas comic.. only to be met with a 500 server error.

I inspected the error_log and found the culprit to be the Twitconnect plugin not being able to redeclare one of its classes.

 

I didn't change anything, so I'm not sure why it suddenly decided to have an issue.

I deleted the Twitconnect directory from /wp-content/plugins and that fixed it.

Wordpress (PHP) security compromised: eval base64_decode

Due to the security of Wordpress being compromised, I'll be migrating the blog content to a custom platform.

The main site may appear as a blank page periodically until the issue is resolved.

If you're encountering the eval(gzinflate(base64_decode())) issue in wordpress, here's a great article to help you in your struggle:

http://www.gregfreeman.org/2013/steps-to-take-when-you-know-your-php-site-has-been-hacked/

Thanks Greg!

And if you're feeling bold, this article has the command to remove all occurrences of the offending injected script:

http://devilsworkshop.org/remove-evalbase64decode-malicious-code-grep-sed-commands-files-linux-server/

The solution does require basic knowledge of unix commands & shell access to your hosting account (or a linux environment to run the commands on before re-upload)

Thankfully, I am using a version control system on most of the site files & it is relatively simple to correct any files that are maliciously modified. If you are having the same issue, I highly recommend you look in to using Git or some other system to be able to compare the history of your source files.