You will need to have pyblosxom.cgi or blosxom.cgi installed on a machine that you have upload access to.
The major difficulty in both of these programs is specifying the date of the entries. Both programs rely on the file modification time rather than any data contained in the entries themselves. A plugin is needed in order for these programs to be able to get the correct date.
There are two different ways of accomplishing this in pyblosxom. The
first way involves gathering the timestamps (as specified by the
#date directive) into one file and then sending that file along
with published entries to the webserver.
The second will read each file at render time and parse the
#postdate directive. Muse will translate the
#postdate at publish time, so you don't have to do
any extra work.
The following additional components are required in order to make the date of blog entries display as something sensible.
These 2 things are provided for pyblosxom.cgi in the contrib/pyblosxom subdirectory. getstamps.py provides the former service, while hardcodedates.py provides the latter service.
Here is a sample listing from my timestamps file, which maps each file to a date. This can really be in any format, as long as your date-gathering script and your plugin can both understand it.
2005-04-01-14-16 personal/paper_cranes 2005-03-21 personal/spring_break_over 2004-10-24 personal/finished_free_culture
The script contrib/pyblosxom/make-blog demonstrates how to call getstamps.py. Note that you will need to set the current directory to where your Muse files are, execute getstamps.py, and then move the generated timestamps file to your publishing directory.
Alternately, the pyblosxom metadate plugin may be used. On the plus
side, there is no need to run a script to gather the date. On the
downside, each entry is read twice rather than once when the page is
rendered. Set the value of
muse-blosxom-use-metadate to non-nil
to enable adding a
#postdate directive to all published files.
You can do this by:
M-x customize-variable RET muse-blosxom-use-metadate RET
With the metadate plugin installed in pyblosxom, the date set in this directive will be used instead of the file's modification time. The plugin is included with Muse at contrib/pyblosxom/metadate.py.
It is also possible to use Blosxom, which is written in Perl, to serve blog entries that were published with Muse. The steps are as follows.