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Whats the best blogging software?

Discussion in 'WordPress' started by TheNetCode, Apr 11, 2006.

  1. steadymarvin

    steadymarvin Peon

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    #21
    Expression Engine looked pretty powerful - great looking site too. The engine core is free but there are also pay-for versions with more features
    SEMrush
     
    steadymarvin, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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  2. TheNetCode

    TheNetCode Peon

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    #22
    I started using WP and I like it. Also there are alot of plugins for it that cost nothing and do pretty much everything you would want. I do think Exp Engine is nice, but see no reason to pay for what is free with others.
     
    TheNetCode, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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    marcel Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Drupal will let you blog and much much more.
     
    marcel, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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    Colbyt Notable Member

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    #24
    For a single poster blogger site I would go with Word Press.

    You might also take a look at sNews.
     
    Colbyt, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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    #25
    Wordpress is definitely the one I'd recommend, and I switched from Blogger to Wordpress. If you want to try before installing, head to:

    http://www.opensourcecms.com/

    Look along the left menu bar, they have links to the different CMS demos there.

    There are quite a few CMS demos, including Blog software (both Wordpress and Textpattern are there). Drupal is also there, but it's under the "Portals (CMS)" category, not the "Blog" one. Each one has an admin demo so you can see the admin interface, as well as a Front Page demo in most cases.
     
    jdi_knght, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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  6. TheNetCode

    TheNetCode Peon

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    #26
    Hey that is a great site. Wish I had known about it sooner. Good info.
     
    TheNetCode, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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    SEO Guru Peon

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    #27
    Ya its nice, but as usual its also abused by author's own fake comments and flaming their rival cms.. sh*t
    :mad:
     
    SEO Guru, Apr 19, 2006 IP
  8. TheNetCode

    TheNetCode Peon

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    #28
    I just ignore that and test run the stuff myself. Then I come here for real opinions from actual users of the software.
     
    TheNetCode, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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    mavahntooth Well-Known Member

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    #29
    I registered at wordpress.. i guess they have a redirection problem.
     
    mavahntooth, Apr 19, 2006 IP
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    #30
    I think wordpress has the best user community for helping you get problems sorted quickly. Plus there plug-ins available to do just about anything.
     
    neilboland, Apr 20, 2006 IP
  11. TheNetCode

    TheNetCode Peon

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    #31

    What do you mean. What happened.
     
    TheNetCode, Apr 20, 2006 IP
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    #32
    My buddies with zero internet knowledge can use WP within an hour.
     
    rewlie, Apr 20, 2006 IP
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    TheNetCode Peon

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    #33
    You are right and the plugins are super simple to install.
     
    TheNetCode, Apr 21, 2006 IP
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    #34
    Excellent!! This was just the question that I was planning on asking. Thanks for bringing it up NetCode. Gotta love that search feature!!

    JB
     
    JB4375, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    Glad it helped you JB. I know it did me. Welcome to the forums also.

    Kevin
     
    TheNetCode, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    #36
    Wordpress all the way! It's so simple and easy to use....I just love it. And the plugins that are availabel for it are just fabulous.

    Regards,

    Sunshine
     
    Sunshine, Apr 24, 2006 IP
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    #37
    Plugins are really cool for WP. But I might have installed one that was in beta or something.

    I was having problems with my embedded HTML code. I don't remember exactly cause it was quite a while ago. But I seem to remember installing one of those cool rich text format plugins for entering my posts. Soon after that it crapped out and now when I post forms or other embedded code the rich text plugin tries to validate it and return it to the rich text view. When that happens it just decides to take out my code that I just entered.

    So I work around it now, since I don't know why it is doing that. If anyone knows why or has any idea how to fix that please chime in. thanks.

    The plugin I am using is Textile 1 found here.
     
    mclaugh2006, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    chachacallis Well-Known Member

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    #38
    Wordpress is by far the best software you can use for blogging
     
    chachacallis, Apr 25, 2006 IP
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    minstrel Illustrious Member

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    #39
    Textile conflicts with other Wordpress plugins. Just deactivate it. Or delete the files off the server and WP will deactivate it automatically.

    Are you using version 2? If so, it's probably conflicting with the new built in HTML WYSIWYG editor. If not, time to upgrade to 2.02 - 1.5 and 2.0 have security vulnerabilities.
     
    minstrel, Apr 25, 2006 IP
  20. mclaugh2006

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    Yeah, I am running WP version 2.0. I deactivated that plugin and downloaded the latest stable version of WP (2.02). Hopefully it will work out.

    Thanks for the help minstrel. :)
     
    mclaugh2006, Apr 25, 2006 IP