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Blogging software on Ubuntu Linux

Next moth I am going to hibernate. Those days I will not be available on internet. It may stay atleast 20-30 days. I want to write blogpost at my offtime. How do I do that? There is easy and common way to do that. Writing thoughts or analysis in a text file or open office and save it. One month late when I come back then do only copy and paste. Yes it is a easiest method to do such kind of job. But I am looking for a different tool. I am looking for a blogging software or a blogging client or a blogging tool in Ubuntu Linux. There are many same kind of offline/desktop blogging tool available for windows. But what about linux.

I searched google at first. But there are no much information about my findings. Then I return to Ubuntu and digging in "Ubuntu Software Center". I found various kind of blogging software / application there. I am telling about them now one by one.

Blogilo KDE Linux weblog client
A KDE Blogging Client

A full featured WYSIWYG editor + An HTML editor Previewing your post with your blog style, like when you are visiting it at your blog. Support for Blogger 1.0, MetaWeblog, MovableType and Google GData. Support for creating, modifying, deleting posts. Support for creating drafts and scheduled posts. Support for uploading media files to your blog. Support for fetching your recent blog entries. Support for adding images to post from your system. Support for saving local entries before publishing. Saving your writing copy to prevent data loss, at configurable intervals. Internal auto spell checker.

This package is part of KDE, and a component of the KDE PIM module. See the 'kde' and 'kdepim' packages for more information.

Canonical provides critical updates for Blogilo until October 2011

Blog GTK Weblog client linux
BloGTK Weblog Client
Publish articles in your weblog

BloGTK is a weblogging client that allows users to post to their blogs without the need for a web browser. It features the following:
  • Connects with blogging systems like Blogger, Movable Type, as well as any system that uses the MetaWeblog API.
  • Supports advanced editing of posts including custom HTML tags and offline post saving and editing.
  • Supports basic HTTP proxies.

Canonical does not provide updates for BloGTK Weblog Client. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu community.

blog entry poster blogging client ubuntu linuxBlog Entry Poster
Post an entry to a weblog

gnome-blog is a panel object (aka applet) that can post to weblogs using bloggerAPI, advogato API, MetaWeblog API or LiveJournal API

It notably works with /,, Movable Type, WordPress, and Pybloxsom.

Canonical does not provide updates for Blog Entry Poster. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu community.

Zine blogging software ubuntu linuxZine
Python powered blog engine
Zine is an Open source personal publishing platform written in Python. It's written with security and extensibility in mind and inherits many ideas of Wordpress and other existing blogging systems.

Zine's features:
  • Basic blog functionality: posting, comments, categories, tags, and ATOM feeds
  • user, group and permission management
  • theming support
  • importers for Wordpress and blogs as well as Atom feeds.
  • and advanced plugin system
  • a translable interface
  • pingback support
QTM Ubuntu Linux Weblog ManagementQTM
Weblog management application

QTM is a desktop application for interacting with blogging and other content management systems. It is presently compatible with Wordpress, Movable Type, Drupal and Textpattern (but not with Blogger).

Canonical does not provide updates for QTM. Some updates may be provided by the Ubuntu community.

I have installed all of them, even a management tool QTM. But not satisfied yet. I found that I can run only 'Blog Entry Poster" in my Ubuntu machine. I found a solution here for BlogGTK, but did not work for me.
(Descriptions taken from Ubuntu software center)


  1. None of the tools are like Windows Live editor, but still, you have given nice options to blog when you are on linux system

  2. I don't know much about 'windows live editor'. Thanks for comment.

  3. I have also done a review of some of the major desktop blogging clients for Ubuntu. You guys might want to check that out as well

    Sphinx Khan

  4. What about Drivel? Won't it run on Ubuntu?

  5. Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
    thank you :)


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