Typo is a open source content management system centered on blogging, and is not to be confused with Typo3, which is another open source CMS. The main function of the Typo system is blogging, but it has a variety of features. The Typo software has a little interesting and slightly humorous beginning. It came from the beginning developer, Tobias Lutke, who wrote down the wrong time for a client’s appointment and started the first version sitting at Starbucks coffee shop during the free time. Anyway, Typo is an ew, growing CMS definitely worth looking into if you are seeking such a system.
Typo has an abundance of advantages and features. For one, it doesn’t need to rebuild the content because it uses caching. It stores data from the pages once previously loaded to save both time and space. You can comment on the entries, and it has a large support system, as well as spam protection and prevention. It has a wide range of categories and uses Ajax for various features. You can preview your posts and pages, and it supports RSS2. In addition to all this, the Typo CMS supports the conversion of other blogging software such as MoveableTyle, Textpattern, and Wordpress.
The main disadvantage of Typo is that they are a new content management system company - their official website is still under construction. This isn’t really anything significant, but no one knows how the software will progress from here, or even if it will stick around at all. Some of their features for future versions are likely still in development, so it can get better as time progresses.
Type is intended as a blogging platform, so naturally this is it’s best use. It has the comments and user’s features that makes it ideal for such as site. It can also be used decently for news site or some sort of website portal. All in all, I’ve found that the Typo content management system is excellent, and rivals the best. I would definitely consider it in the same league as similar blogging platforms such as Wordpress. So in the endgame, it can be used for whatever you’d like, but it’s best use is for a website blog.
Typo is run with a SQL database (must various forms of it are supported) and uses the Ruby on Rails framework.
Templates and Modification:
Typo has a mild level of modifications supported, but it is growing. As for templates, the style is great and as a whole, they all look excellent and professional looking. Most of the templates and styles I saw for this content management system were clean and crisp; something that I would really love for my site to look like. In my opinion, this is a very important feature, because the vast majority of templates for content management systems out there need a lot of work.