Welcome to Pivot

Pivot is a web-based tool to help you maintain dynamic sites, like weblogs or online journals. Pivot is released under the GPL so it is completely free to use. It is written in PHP, and does not require additional libraries or databases to function.

Because you place the software on your webserver, you do not need any tools on your own computer, but you can use all of Pivot’s functionality through your web browser. This way you can use your Pivot from wherever you like, once you have it up and running.

Pivot requires no additional libraries to run, nor any databases like MySql. This is because we want to make a tool that is useable by as many people as possible.

Some of the features of Pivot are:

  • Sophisticated Categories/Weblogs system, so you can maintain several weblogs and publish your entries how you like;
  • Template based. Fully adaptable to your wishes;
  • Built in simple search tool.
  • Keeps simple statistics of how your visitors came to your site;
  • Easy to upload and include pictures with your log-entries;
  • Allows for making thumbnails of uploaded images;
  • Comment system that remembers your visitors (if they wish);
  • Automagically creates RSS- and Atom-feeds;
  • IP-blocking,to prevent certain people from leaving comments;
  • Automagic Archiving by week or month, and/or by category;
  • Optionally supports full wysiwyg editing of your posts (IE5.5+ on windows and Mozilla 1.3+ / FB 0.6+ on all Platforms);
  • Supports Textile, both in entries and in comments;
  • No external databases are required, just plain PHP. This is to ensure Pivot runs on as much servers as possible.
  • Makes valid xhtml, when possible.

About this manual

The Manual has been divided in several parts. You can use the navigation on the top of the page for quick access to each part. Most sections have permalinks, for easier reference.. (They look like the small ‘ยง‘; sign, on the right of the ‘About this manual’ title.