Dotclear is a free open source blog publishing application developed in PHP relatively popular in French speaking countries. It was originally developed by Olivier Meunier in 2002 and since then has attracted a significant team of developers that’s constantly working on improving its features. Over the course of years Dotclear has focused on respecting web standards while delivering a multilingual interface with publishing capabilities.
If you want to get a complete review of this blog application click on the links above and login to our Dotclear demo. The screenshots below will also give you a preview of how the admin demo looks like and how you can customize the way your online demo looks like using fully customizable themes. You can also set up your own Dotclear demo by clicking on the link below to download the archive. Make sure you read the documentation available on their website and comply with prerequisites. For a successful installation of Dotclear 2 you will need PHP 5.3 or above and one of the following databases: PostgreSQL 8.0 minimum, MySQL 4.1 minimum with InnoDB, MariaDB or SQLite. The installation process is fairly easy and you can create your demo site using the Wizard.
Dotclear has a lot of great features that turn it into a high quality publishing tool that offers a pleasant user experience. Some examples of features include a flexible template system that allows you to customize your Dotclear demo without having PHP knowledge, media management and support for services like YouTube and a flexible comment system with built-in anti spam protection. You can also extend the functionality of your demo site by installing new plugins and themes to change its design. The latest version available for download is 2.13.1 and was released on January 27, 2018 under the GNU General Public License version 2.