Internet Digital Marketing Consultant at Independant Consultant
04 December 2007 11:20am
Can anyone recommend some blogging software? We are currently using a customised version of Wordpress but some of my colleagues don't like it. They have problems with formatting using the WYSIWIG and don't want to have to resize photos they take. I have done some research and Wordpress seems to come out top! How do things like blogger compare?
Ideally I would like it to be able to work in English and Arabic...
Director of Content at Econsultancy
04 December 2007 13:02pm
Wordpress is the best. Blogger and the other blog software platforms pale by comparison.
There are hundreds of plug-ins to make use of, eg: http://www.soderlind.no/archives/2006/01/03/imagemanager-20/, and workarounds such as using Flickr for your image library (since Flickr creates various sizes of the image for you).
Keep an eye on the WP support forums too.
Social Media & Engagment Manager at Small Luxury Hotels of the World™
07 May 2008 20:42pm
I use Wordpress and Blogger quite a lote. I've used Moveable type platform as well. My favorite has to be Wordpress.
Freelance Web Consultant at architxt.net
08 May 2008 12:39pm
"Wordpress is the best. Blogger and the other blog software platforms pale by comparison."
I thought the same until I can across TextPattern - http://www.textpattern.com
It's a blog out of the box but flexible enough to be able to build a more complex site. More specifically, one can use sections, categories and custom fields to define an information architecture model and display content according to rules based on that.
A web designer with no programming skills can use its propriety code to pull information dynamically (eg. lists of posts or articles based on categories, dates, custom field values, etc...) and specifiying behaviour using if and then tyle statements. An example:
<txp:if_category name="roses"><p>I like roses</p><txp:else /><p>I don't like flowers<p></txp:if_category>
There are plenty of plugins too.
Textpattern uses Textile to format text, which is very easy to use.
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