German Magazine "Internet Professionell 4/06" about Serendipity

Thanks to HadleyB from the forums I was notified, that the current issue of the german magazine Internet Professionell had some editorial words from the editor in chief about Serendipity.

Here's a snippet of the original text in german and my translation to english:

"Mehrere individuelle Weblogs, ohne die Blog-Software mehrmals zu installieren: Mit Serendipity und ein paar Tricks klappt das wunderbar"

Ich wollte ein paar Leuten die Möglichkeit geben, auf einer meiner Websites ihr ganz persönliches Weblog zu schreiben. Zum einen wertet das meine Website mit interessanten Geschichten auf, zum anderen stärkt es die Community zu meiner Site. Die User sollten so weit voneinander getrennt sein, dass sie nur auf ihren eigenen Bereich Zugriff haben, und ich wollte die Blog-Software nur ein einziges Mal auf dem Webserver installieren. Überraschenderweise fand ich zunächst kein Open-Source-PHP-Skript dafür, dass auch sonst komfortabel und leistungsfähig ist.

Fündig geworden bin ich letztlich bei Serendipity ( Mit ein paar einfachen Tricks funktioniert es damit hervorragend, und die User haben sogar individuelle Design-Templates [...].

Insgesamt hat mich Serendipity als Blog-Software reichlich überzeugt, weil es flexibel und sehr einfach anpassbar ist. Und vor allem ist es benutzerfreundlich genug, dass auch weniger erfahrene Blogger damit klarkommen. Probieren Sie's mal aus und schreiben Sie mir, was Sie davon halten.

Franz Neumeier, Chefredakteur. Internet Professionell 04/06.

"Several individual weblogs, without installing the blog application multiple times: Using Serendipity and some tricks make it happen easily"

I wanted to give some people the opportunity to maintain a personal weblog on my website. On the one hand this adds interesting stories to my website and on the other hand it strengthens the community towards my website. The users should be kept independent from each other, so that they only have access to their specific area, and I wanted the blog application to only have installed once on my webserver. Surprisingly I did not find any Open-Source-PHP-Application that suited my needs and was also comfortable and powerful to use.

I finally found what I needed with Serendipity ( Using a few tricks, it all works flawlessly and the users have their individual design-templates[...].

All in all, Serendipity has persuaded me in many ways, because it's flexible to use and easy to customize. And most importantly, it is easy to use for even inexperienced bloggers. You should try it and tell me what you think.

Franz Neumeier, editor in chief. Internet Professionell 04/06.

Thanks for these kind words, I think they speak for themselves. :-)


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Gerard J. Cerchio on at :

Congradulations Garvin, Heir Neumeier made a good choice. I have 5 active blogs running on our server with different templates on each.

I found I only had to keep an eye out for unresolved references for the first few days. Once I found them, s9y runs very smoothly without building up error logs.

Carl Galloway on at :

Garvin you couldn't pay for better publicity than that. Just goes to show the world is waking up to Serendipity.

Well done to you and the rest of the development team. Carl

CoSTa on at :

it's nice to see, that i'm actually a rather good software :). nothing more to say than gerard and garvin already said: congrats to the whole team!

Christopher Chan on at :

Hi s9y team,

Congratulations on the positive press ! I just wanted to let you know though that the calendar icon that you have at the top of every post is showing "Dec 22" for every post.



Peter on at :

Als Abonnent der Internet Pro habe ich mich darüber gefreut. Und natürlich sofort Serendipity installiert.

Peter Adams on at :

Serendipity looks like an ideal sultion for my needs as I too want to give some people the opportunity to maintain a personal weblog on my website.

Does anyone know how to apply these tricks as mentioned by Franz Neumeier, Chefredakteur?

Liza on at :

Congrats to the whole team!

Franz Neumeier on at :

There is a German description right in the magazine - I've posted it to our blog now, too:

This blog posting includes a German AND an English description how to do it. Please scroll down to the bottom of the posting to see the English description.

Franz Neumeier Internet Professionell

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