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    Great Blogging Software?

    No doubt blogging is really starting to become commonplace on the Internet, and thus I'm sure there are plenty of free blogging software available for use. However, which, in your opinion, is the best free blogging software that is easy to install, easy to customise and use, fast and efficient to run and is secure? What blogging software have you had experience with and what are your thoughts on it?
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    I use Wordpress which is pretty common. Providing you have a basic understanding of FTP you shouldn't have too much trouble setting it up. Check it out at http://www.wordpress.org

    There are others but I've never used them so I couldn't comment on those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by goofy
    I use Wordpress which is pretty common. Providing you have a basic understanding of FTP you shouldn't have too much trouble setting it up. Check it out at http://www.wordpress.org

    There are others but I've never used them so I couldn't comment on those.
    I second that, IMO WordPress is the best free blogging software
    you can host it yourself : download it from www.wordpress.org
    Upload it on your server with your FTP client and install it easily, some hosts have a preinstallation for it so you won't even need to download/upload it yourself!
    You may also want the hosted solution found at www.wordpress.com


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    I say Textpattern. It beats Wordpress, IMO. Many celebrities use it as well, but that's not the point.

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    Movabletype (www.sixapart.com)

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    wordpress..lots of templates and plugins available!!

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    Wordpress is stable, easy to use, and powerful. There are so many things you can do with it other than just a blog.
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    We actually use Movable Type and Wordpress where I work. We're a blog hosting company and both are great. Wordpress is more of a simple blog and Movable Type is really for an advanced user.
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    lifetype is my choice - simply because it is free, multi-user and pretty simple to install and configure.

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    if you are going to make a big site like 500k hits 6 mil pageviews daily with one or 2 servers,you must use wordpress cos it has an awesome cache plugin (wp-cache) which ll lower your load 30 to 0.8

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    Quote Originally Posted by gent00
    if you are going to make a big site like 500k hits 6 mil pageviews daily with one or 2 servers,you must use wordpress cos it has an awesome cache plugin (wp-cache) which ll lower your load 30 to 0.8
    I agree... I also using wordpress and there a lot of plugins, themes and the important thing is, big and large SUPPORT community!

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    Wordpress is the best and can be customized to run a community also! you can use it as cms.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feios
    Wordpress is the best
    I don't think there is a 'best'. It all depends on your requirements, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euan
    I don't think there is a 'best'. It all depends on your requirements, etc.
    Exactly. If there was a "best" CMS, everyone would be using that one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feios View Post
    Wordpress is the best and can be customized to run a community also! you can use it as cms.
    You can also create plugins and make money by taking users fees.

    Then you can figure you've had enough, stop activating the plugin and ignore every user that has a problem, all the while still taking money from hard working bloggers.

    No, most people wouldnt do that. But you have havent you?

    You have time to post on forums, but you dont have time to refund me, reply to my emails, activate my license or help with the useless plugin you sold me.

    I will not stop following you until you refund me and stop ripping everyone off.

    Don't believe me?
    Check his bug tickets. Some have gone nearly a month with no replies. Now he is selling this legal train wreck.
    http://www.getpaybox.com/tracker/index.php

    You are nothing more than a scam artist.
    If you cant activate licenses then at least have the dignity to refund the users that are still buying the plugin you are selling aand have no intention of activating licenses or offing support that you force users to pay for.

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    Use WordPress and you won't regret that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banago View Post
    Use WordPress and you won't regret that.
    I am, but feios made a plugin for it that managed members and subscriptions. I bought it, he never activated my license, he never answered to my support requests even though he makes everyone pay for support and then he lists the website and the plugin for sale on here while still taking on members and not checking current users problems.

    He has been reported to Interpol for fraud. There are lots of users who have bought this plugin and he has ran off with their money and is now trying to get a one month quick sale for his website and plugin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DontGetPayBox View Post
    I am, but feios made a plugin for it ...
    Well I was speaking about WordPress, not Feios. Sorry
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    Wordpress is the best and can be customized to run a community also! you can use it as cms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banago View Post
    Feios from Greese! Is DontGetPayBox speaking about you?
    I am talking about them. They have pulled their listing now and are promising a refund in 2 days. This case is so big that Interpol are now involved.

    He is nothing less than a filthy scam artist. He is the rot within the wordpress community and I hope he rots in jail before one of the ripped off users gets to him.

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    Desperate situation, really. Sorry for that!
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    Thanks. It just seems like he has relaunched the site and plugin, took as much money as he can, activated no licenses, replied to no bug tickets and supplied support (whioh he demands everyone pays extra for) and then listed it all for sale. Its just a train wreck for the new owner.

    I dont care what problems he has. If we as Wordpress users dont get the word out and ruin him, he or others can do it again.

    A load of sites arent worth anything if each domain is getting a constant DOS from 3 servers working through 1 million proxys a day. Most hosts would just dump the account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gaminglegend View Post
    No doubt blogging is really starting to become commonplace on the Internet, and thus I'm sure there are plenty of free blogging software available for use. However, which, in your opinion, is the best free blogging software that is easy to install, easy to customise and use, fast and efficient to run and is secure? What blogging software have you had experience with and what are your thoughts on it?
    I would have to say, for a locally hosted option, you can't go wrong with Word Press. There was a time, a while ago, when I didn't like it, but it's very much grown on it, and if you use it well, it's a fantastic script.

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    I would agree that wordpress is the best. At least for what I need. Its not just a blog its also a content manager, so you can use the pages as your website and the posts as the blog.

    the only thing i dont like about wordpress is that is does not manage the users very well. When they sign up they dont see your template, they see the backend of wordpress. When they login they also see the dashboard with the backend styling. Plus, wordpress does not provide much info on users. I used to run a load of vBulletin and phpbb 2 and 3 forums and it provided great details on each user.

    having said that, wordpress is designed mainly so that the user is either registering to post on the blog or registering to comment. I guess I am stretching it out to best suit me. But you cant please everyone.

    All in all, I have found it the easiest to use. The install is a single click, you can add and create themes with ease, plugins are really easy to install. i would suggest the one click install plugin. This lets you upload plugins and themes from your wordpress admin section.
    the only editing of code that you need to do is when you enter your database details into the config file. Again, this is so easy my girlfriend could do it. I just dont trust her. lol

    wordpress.com provide hosting, but I prefer to have my own host so that I can add files, pages or other sites whenever I need. I got a bargain cpanel account for only £4.99 per year from ThisIsMyEmpire.com ! 100mb storage and 500 monthly bandwidth. I've had it for about 6 months now and have never even got close to the limits even though my blog is huge and has over 30'000 unique users a month.


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