How To Start A Blogging Website With Geeklog?

Geeklog, The Secure CMS is a simple fast CMS and blogging app which support comments, trackbacks, multiple syndication formats, spam protection, and other vital features of such a system. It is written in PHP and supports MySQL, PostgreSQL, or MS SQL Server as database.

Also, there are many community developed free plugins and add-on apps you can use for extending the functionality of a Geeklog based website. Available plugins include forums, image galleries and there are more.

Let us take a quick overview on its features:

Blog/CMS Features:

  • Create, Schedule, Post and Edit articles in multiple topics
  • Save story drafts until they are ready for publishing.
  • Control over formatting used in articles (HTML whitelists)
  • Control over acceptable content (filtering of offensive language)
  • Embed images or other content in articles
  • Multiple Authors can post
  • Submissions from users
  • Support for comments, trackbacks and pingbacks
  • Export and import in all common syndication formats (RSS/RDF/Atom etc)
  • Spam detection and rejection
  • Robust calendar feature with support for personalized calendars.
  • Support for OAuth, OpenID and other remote authentication methods.
  • Extendible via numerous Open Source plugins.

Administration Features:

  • User accounts and access controls.
  • Robust *nix-like security model for all objects which can be extended for use in plugins
  • Access can be defined for each article, topic etc
  • All passwords are stored encrypted.
  • All admin access is logged.
  • All errors are logged.
  • Complete error logging on all forms and SQL calls.

Developer Features:

  • Plugin support with API for developers.
  • A fully configurable block system, with php-in-block support.
  • Well organized codebase, use of PHP’s Object-Oriented features.
  • Thin database abstraction layer allowing Geeklog to be ported to DBMS’s other than the defaults (MySQL and MSSQL supported directly).

Now how you can start using it in your website hosting plan? Just like WordPress, you can easily install Geeklog blogging site builder app in a click using Installatron.

How To Install Geeklog?

If you are a new user then you should know that it provides you free domains with website hosting plans. Read tutorial on how to register a free domain name?

So first thing you need to do is get a website hosting plan, a free domain name then login to your account and launch Installatron, one click website installer.

cPanel X

Select Application Browser tab:

Installatron Applications Browser

Scroll down to ‘Apps for Content Management‘ section and click ‘Geeklog’.

Clicking ‘Geeklog’ opens up it installation page showing you details and features of a Geeklog based website. From here you can take application demo, check other websites using the same application etc.

To start Geeklog installation process, click ‘+install this application‘ button.


This asks you to select a domain/subdomain/directory for installing your new Geeklog  website. If you are already running a website on your main domain then you can either go for a subdomain or use a subdirectry for installation.

Scroll down to ‘Settings‘ section and type in your new website a username, password, admin email and then click ‘Install’ button.

It takes a few seconds and then provides you your new website address & admin section URL from where you can login and start managing your Geeklog website.

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