Akanke is a blogging engine aimed at more technical users, that is minimalistic and backed by Markdown files. It's also a nice girl, but let's leave it there :) It was created after I got disappointed by Wordpress for its size, complexity, using PHP, awkward handling of Markdown by the plugins, etc.
It's goals are:
- Backed by Markdown files, so it's more managable.
- Fast, files are synced to and served from in-memory database.
- Standalone, no dependencies or configuration necessary.
- Wordpress compatible URL scheme for easy migration.
- Build-in Facebook integration for social features.
- Provide as much freedom for creating themes and additional pages as possible.
- Open source, 100% Java, free to use.
Installation & running
A Java 8 runtime (JRE or SDK) installed on the system of your choice.
Unzip the binaries:
unzip ./akanke-VERSION-bin.zip -d ./akanke
java -jar ./akanke-VERSION.jar
After it says it's started you can point your browser to:
This will show you the example website, where you can find more detailed instructions on adding files, or creating templates.