Matt, founder of WordPress wrote a quick post about how Telligents upcoming .Net blog platform Graffiti dissed WordPress by saying:
Sorry Matt but Graffitti CMS does install faster than WordPress! Just over 1 minute for me! No DB configs or users to setup all you need is FTP. Diss or no Diss Graffiti CMS even though in Beta has all the right stuff to be a WordPress contender and keep MS people from jumping over to the PHP side. No need to start converting just yet but I will be keeping on eye on Graffiti.
Graffiti supports Themes and Plugins just like WordPress and most important of all it looks like they got permalinks working on IIS without having to have a .aspx extension on every page FINALLY!
Here is a quick tour of some of the backend starting with the dashboard which kind of has a close resemblance to the sneak peak of the WordPress 2.4 Dashboard. It does have some cool Flash stats giving a nice visual to your post and site activity.
Overall for it being a Beta version I thought it was pretty solid. WordPress killer? Probably not but it has the potential of being a great .Net counterpart.
Unlike Matt’s claim that it costs $199 Graffiti CMS is available for FREE. Anyone else download and try this yet?
Time to start writing some sample Plugins for this!