Battle Blog 2.0 ALPHA has been released!
I'm wading into the water carefully with this one. I've been under pressure to release this engine as classic ASP withers and my personal time becomes more constrained by the day. Battle Blog 2.0 is a complete re-work of previous Battle Blog and incorporates AJAX based promotion/demotion controls which should motivate at least a few people out there to give it a whirl.
A glass of wine to celebrate Battle Blog 2.0's alpha release.
You can download this version of Battle Blog, set it up, and actually run a decent blog. But as I'm loudly noting it is an "alpha" release and some of the functionality you would expect, including functionality alluded to in the documentation, is not yet available. Also, I have made an effort to secure the software to a degree that far surpasses the previous versions, but as part of this release I am also urging that everyone strictly monitor the support group for issues and resolutions. That would be the Battle Blog Support Google Group . If you are of the brave character to be installing alpha software written by unregulated intermediate level programmers, at least do yourself the favor of monitoring this group and be prepared to patch holes as they are discovered and communicated. Also, please contribute your experiences. I would suggest that the alpha users only run this version on hosted shared servers where security is professionally monitored and the impact of wayward attacks extremely limited.
If you need a quick fix visual of sites currently running off Battle Blog, here's my set: