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    OT: Blogging?

    I am thinking about starting a blog or a wiki, but I'd like to do it on MY website/server (not through a separate blogging service).

    I'd like it to fit in with my scheme of things, and be formattable through CSS.

    Any tips on where to begin? I don't know much about blogs at all, but most of the information I've found seems to point towards dedicated blog servers, as opposed to blogging on an individual website.

    Thanks,
    chris.

    P.S. Don't ask me why I'm thinking of starting one--I have no idea. I guess I'm just curious as to what all the hype is about.

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    There are quite a lot of script packages around for that, Chris... see for instance:

    http://hotscripts.com/PHP/Scripts_an...log/index.html

    Also, many cPanel-based servers offer free blog scripts with automatic installation, etc., included in your hosting package.

    There's no reason whatsoever why you cannot do this on your own server. A great many people do.

    Best,

    David
    www.DavidSosnowski.com
    .

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    I recommend WordPress. I use it for my own blog (http://cjpro.timberwolfmusic.com). Very nice system, easy to use, and standalone (requires PHP, MySQL, webserver (Apache), and mental sanity).

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    Well, depending on what you want, you may not need anthing more than the one I just set up. For my present needs, this one is fine. Check out my Opera blog, below, in my signature area, and from there, details can be found. Or, I think, at

    www.opera.com

    and check out community.

    Richard

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    There are actually quite a few. Wordpress of course is my favorite. But there is also BoastMachine, b2evolution, pMachine Free, and I think there is an Invision Blogging system (paid only probably). If you are willing to do a little PHP programming, I can try digging up the old IceBlog project from IceBB...

    Wordpress Hosting: http://www.wordpress.com
    Wordpress for Download: http://www.wordpress.org

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    Anybody have experience with this one?

    http://www.box.net

    Richard

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    I like WordPress very much. It is the most complete and elegant blogging solution I know. But I've started using RapidWeaver, that I prefer on the Mac (http://www.realmacsoftware.com).
    Paolo

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    Re: OT: Blogging?

    Thanks everybody for your advice. As luck would have it, it turns out that my hosting company (globat.com) just started offering blogging capabilities powered by Wordpress! Glad to hear all of the good reviews of WP.

    I have no clue why I could possibly need a blog, but I think I'm going to try it and see what happens.

    thanks,
    chris.

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