Simple Blog RoR efficient, powerful, yet lightweight blog system in RoR

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  • It's alive. The blog framework I started to build a few  days back in the evenings. It has some very impressive features and is incredbly light-weight yet very powerful.
  • Today bulk emailing was introduced in SimpleBlog. It allows you to email all your users and provide you with different slices of these. It runs with a simple little script in the background to provide better stability. I suggest you only run this during nights as the load on servers usually increases when you run email scripts.
  • Well it is pretty straightforward. I added a variable to show the blog link when you have selected a post or page inside the settings.yml file. This allows for better control of the menu bar.
  • Simple Blog now makes use of a complete atomized approach of stylesheets to improve the performance further.
  • You can now reorder the pages in the navigation bar dynamically. The default order is alphabetically but you can reorder them if you are logged in just by dragging them. The Home link is static as it is good UX design to keep the home link in the beginning of a navigation.
  • You can now add your own styles using CSS to customize the look-and-feel. If you create a file custom.css you will be able to create your own styles. As custom.css you can safely update the code base after you have styled your blog with it. 
  • The registration flow is now completed integrated into SimpleConference and fully functional. The online payments are linked into the framework as well as a very extensive solution to handle every aspect of registrations. 
  • SimpleBlog from today contains a complete translation flow for all content. It also contains a much more improved control for what translation links are shown and if posts are cross posted for all languages immediately.
  • A few weeks back I launched the first version of SimpleConference. It is a complete framework for conferences. It allows you to have yearly conferences and a fully flexed model for registrations with online payments etc. It will be tested for a conference in Guatemala and it is already live at I will soon release more details about this framework and other software packages currently being developed.
  • I have added a standard terms of use to Simple Blog. It will adjust automatically to your selected blog name so you do not have to edit it. It should cover basic blogs, but will not suffice for more advanced blog. It does also include basic community guidelines. Note: It includes an extension to add static HTML pages which might be extended as a framework.