Re: [NTO] Add Blog To Website
- Julie wrote:
> I swear by WordPress but it's the only CMS I've used. :-) Been usingI host/provide hosting for a number of WordPress Blogs/CMS's for
> it for 1.5 years now on a fansite I co-admin, with plug-ins to
> prevent spam and the only comments that sneak through to be moderated
> are the real ones. The two other gals that post to this 'news' page
> have no knowledge of HTML and find it very easy to use. Dreamhost
> makes the upgrades extremely easy too.
clients, as well as a number of my own. They really work well. I have
also have experience with three other similar programs, but WP is the
best and better with every release. Multiple authors and contributors,
another reason. RSS feeds ... now there is a huge plus vs regular web
pages. Look that up! Subscribers know of additions almost immediately.
- --- "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...> wrote:
>Several of you beat me to the answer. I use WP to present journal
> The difference is that it is a content management system and you can
> add/delete content at will free of most html concerns. It will build
> your directories on the fly, keep things in a searchable data base,
entries for a wildlife management site which is updated every year.
You can see it here:
The DB shifts things around accordingly and keeps track of
cross-references etc. Doing this in straight HTML would be pure torture!
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- Don, sister, Axel, alice, Julie,
Wow! Thank you all for your very helpful replies. Mysql, php, and blogs are
all new to me. I'll be playing with the WordPress offering for quite a while.
If the Waterstone Journal is a typical example of what can be done, it surely
will be worth the effort.
- Ray Shapp wrote:
> Don, sister, Axel, alice, Julie,And Ray,
> Wow! Thank you all for your very helpful replies. Mysql, php, and blogs are
> all new to me. I'll be playing with the WordPress offering for quite a while.
> If the Waterstone Journal is a typical example of what can be done, it surely
> will be worth the effort.
> Thanks again,
> Ray Shapp
The content and the display are entirely divorced from each other so you
can change the look with a click of a button and the same content
presents. See: http://themes.wordpress.net/
And then you can customize one or make your own too ...
Possibilities are endless. Almost as good as notetab and probably my
second or third most used thing (notetab clearly #1)
- --- "Don - HtmlFixIt.com" <don@...> wrote:
>Checking out available themes is a good suggestion and the best way to
> See: http://themes.wordpress.net/
> And then you can customize one or make your own too ...
> Possibilities are endless.
start. While it is possible to customize a theme like I did for
Waterstone, doing so requires skills that you would have to develop.
Let me tell you . . . when I put that together, there was a lot of
gnashing of teeth and unrepeatable phrases muttered under my breath!!
Let us know how it goes for you.
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- sisterscape wrote:
> The DB shifts things around accordingly and keeps track of cross-I'll admit there is something in that. Though for all here facing
> references etc. Doing this in straight HTML would be pure torture!
similar problems in straight HTML may I remind you of the basic W3C
"Cool URIs don't change": http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
Basically if you name and place files for what they are rather than for
what you're using them for at the moment, you can completely rearrange
your pages without having to move stuff. Many companies and other big
organisations rubbish all your bookmarks every couple of months or so as
a matter if course. On my own site I provide forwarding files and even a
server redirect for those who might have bookmarked an ill-chosen
earlier arrangement of things.
- On 9/30/07, Axel Berger <Axel-Berger@...> wrote:
>Actually, that's exactly what MovableType (similar to WordPress) does
> I'll admit there is something in that. Though for all here facing
> similar problems in straight HTML may I remind you of the basic W3C
> "Cool URIs don't change": http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
- it can do the same date type archive structure that they espouse in
that article. I think that WordPress can too, it's something you
chose when you set up either program. MT can also archive by category
which can be more useful depending on the type of site and it can also
do both types of archives at the same time, category and date
structure - iirc WP can also do that.
So CMS can be very useful for creating good, long-lasting URIs and
it's all created on the fly as you add new articles or new categories,
as time changes and a new month or new year rolls around, the CMS
automatically creates the necessary folders to store the addiitional
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>Basically if you name and place files for what they are rather than forHi Axel,
>what you're using them for at the moment, you can completely rearrange
>your pages without having to move stuff. Many companies and other big
>organisations rubbish all your bookmarks every couple of months or so as
>a matter if course. On my own site I provide forwarding files and even a
>server redirect for those who might have bookmarked an ill-chosen
>earlier arrangement of things.
That's where tags, categories and archives come into play: good
blogsoftware organizes your entries according to your own specification,
with paths and URLs completely to your own liking.
I've been using Movable Type for a couple of years, not to write a blog
for my own, but in order to provide students to maintain their own blog.
At the time of selection MT was the most flexible solution, and one
license/installation was capable of running multiple blogs with multiple
authors. That may have changed, I do not follow the market anymore,
since I'm not involved in that task anymore.
Anyhow: MT was great, because it allowed the unskilled to create webpages
(and upload documents) easily, whereas the skilled still were able to customize
templates, css, page-arrangements etc.
I never regretted my choice.
BTW: I have used MT to create a regular website - this allowed other people
to maintain the site without extensive training. This worked out very well.
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