django-blog-zinnia python

Simple yet powerful and really extendable application for managing a blog within your Django Web site.

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================== Django Blog Zinnia

Simple yet powerful and really extendable application for managing a blog within your Django Web site.

Zinnia has been made for publishing Weblog entries and designed to do it well.

Basically any feature that can be provided by another reusable app has been left out. Why should we re-implement something that is already done and reviewed by others and tested ?


More than a long speech, here the list of the main features :

  • Comments
  • Sitemaps_
  • Archives views
  • Related entries
  • Private entries
  • RSS or Atom Feeds
  • Tags and categories views
  • Advanced search engine_
  • Prepublication and expiration
  • Edition in MarkDown, Textile or reStructuredText_
  • Widgets (Popular entries, Similar entries, ...)
  • Spam protection with Akismet, TypePad or Mollom_
  • Admin dashboard
  • MetaWeblog API_
  • Ping Directories
  • Ping External links
  • Bit.ly_ support
  • Twitter_ support
  • Gravatar_ support
  • Django-CMS_ plugins
  • Collaborative work
  • Tags autocompletion
  • Entry model extendable_
  • Pingback/Trackback support
  • Blogger conversion utility_
  • WordPress conversion utility_
  • WYMeditor, TinyMCE and MarkItUp_ support
  • Ready to use and extendable templates
  • Compass and Sass3 integration
  • Windows Live Writer_ compatibility


Take a look at the online demo at : or you can visit these websites who use Zinnia.

  • Fantomas' side / Mobile version.
  • Professional Web Studio_.
  • mixedCase_.
  • Tryolabs_.
  • brainbreach_.
  • Mauro Bianchi_.
  • AR.Drone Best of User Videos_.

If you are a proud user of Zinnia, send me the URL of your website and I will add it to the list.

Online resources

More information and help available at these URLs :

  • Code repository_.
  • Documentation_.
  • API documentation_.
  • Code coverage_.
  • Jenkins CI server_.
  • Discussions and help at Google Group_.
  • For reporting a bug use Github Issues_.

.. Sitemaps: .. Advanced search engine: .. MarkDown: .. Textile: .. reStructuredText: .. Akismet: .. TypePad: .. Mollom: .. MetaWeblog API: .. .. Twitter: .. Gravatar: .. Django-CMS: .. Entry model extendable: .. WYMeditor: .. TinyMCE: .. MarkItUp: .. Blogger conversion utility: .. _WordPress conversion utility: .. Compass: .. Sass3: .. Windows Live Writer: .. Fantomas' side: .. Mobile version: .. Professional Web Studio: .. mixedCase: .. Tryolabs: .. brainbreach: .. Mauro Bianchi: .. AR.Drone Best of User Videos: .. Code repository: .. Documentation: .. API documentation: .. Code coverage: .. Jenkins CI server: .. Google Group: .. Github Issues:

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