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Virtuoso 
21/7/08 4:02:21 PM
SuperHero
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A friend of mine asked me (and I couldn't answer):

"What's the best/easiest software for publishing a blog on your own domain?"

That is, she wants to create a blog, where she can easily publish her thoughts, and have people respond to them, on her own domain. (She doesn't want to use someone else's blogging site.)

Key features from her point of view are:

* ease of publishing/updating her content
* ease of people responding to her content
* some flexibility in site design/graphics would be nice

Thanks for any pointers.

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superfireydave 
21/7/08 4:43:07 PM
Titan

Wordpress.
edit: This has to be the fifth time I've answered this same question in a month.

For blogging, nothing beats wordpress.

http://www.wordpress.org if they don't have an auto installer on her hosting.

Wordpress can look however you want it to look. You'll need to know HTML and CSS though.


and just incase they weren't aware, your own domain requires you buy the domain, and you purchase hosting for it. If they haven't done so already, I recomment http://www.bluehost.com and http://www.dreamhost.com . Both are US based, but have a fantastic amount of user friendly options.


Edited by superfireydave: 21/7/2008 4:45:25 PM

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Virtuoso 
21/7/08 5:02:57 PM
SuperHero
Resident alien


Thanks mate, appreciate the pointers.

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superfireydave 
21/7/08 5:12:59 PM
Titan

NP =P
If she doesn't know any html or css, there are heaps of free themes available - and the install itself comes with a few nice themes.

If she does, then it's a fairly straight forward process of making a the html + css page you want, then copy and pasting the PHP for wordpress into it and them uploading it as your own theme.

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Athiril 
4/8/08 10:08:39 PM
Titan

google/blogspot with Windows Live Writer?

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Christo85 
9/8/08 5:00:04 PM
Serf
Semiologic Pro is the greatest CMS blogging software out there.

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morris 
9/8/08 8:19:47 PM
SuperHero
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as superfireydave said: Wordpress.

I know 3 people with minimal web language skills that have set up their own blogs on their own sites.

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