Open Blog came about when we began looking for a blogging platform that was not bloated and trying to be everything to everyone. We wanted a blog and just a blog so we created one. There's no attempt to be E-commerce, forums, or membership sites here, just simple, easy, secure blogging.
We've made Open Blog with a powerful yet easy to use Admin interface which makes blogging simple and enjoyable. We don't have 20, 30, or hundreds of nested menu items with settings in 2-3 (or more!) places, each section of the Admin area is self-contained and deals with just that one thing. The Settings for the entire site is in one place, tabbed and intuitive.
Version 3 was intentionally left very simple. As we iron out the small issues we'll begin adding new features, things like the ability to update with the click of your mouse, posting to your social media accounts with a simple blog post, choosing and installing new themes, and many other awesome things we haven't even thought of yet.
We hope you'll give Open Blog a try.