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Old Apr 23, 2012, 10:59 PM   #1
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Is there a (free) blogging platform that would allow multiple authors?

See topic. Me and my friend want to co-write a blog together. Partly because I kept forgetting to update mine. But anyway are there any sites that allow this? And if it's not obvious, how?


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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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If you want to host it, I'd recommend Worpress. If you don't want to host it, you can always get a free wordpress.com blog. Both allow for extensive customization of your blog, and both for multiple authors.
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Old Apr 23, 2012, 11:27 PM   #3
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Yeah unless it's like $5, I'm gonna be going free. I'll look into it right now.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 01:35 AM   #4
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Joomla is easy to use once you have it all setup
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 05:58 AM   #5
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Wordpress has a huge community, so finding support, plugins, and good quality themes is easy. You can't go wrong with Wordpress for a blog. Other software may be better used as a CMS, but Wordpress is where it's at if you want to write stuff. CNN and NY Times both use it to power their official blogs.

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Tumblr.
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Old Apr 24, 2012, 11:19 AM   #7
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Wordpress is great for this, and free.
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 10:41 PM   #8
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Tumblr.
I used Tumblr back like a year or two ago but stopped because I was told and read that it was more of a micro blogging and image/video posting thing as opposed to full blown blog posts. I basically didn't want to do it "wrong".
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Old Apr 25, 2012, 11:22 PM   #9
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I used Tumblr back like a year or two ago but stopped because I was told and read that it was more of a micro blogging and image/video posting thing as opposed to full blown blog posts. I basically didn't want to do it "wrong".
I say go with WordPress. It's free, it's everywhere. We use 3 WordPress blogs with their own custom skins and can switch between the 3 and authors seamlessly to supplement our main website. It's a ridiculously easy CMS to use, but it'll give you some points for saying you know how to use it in the future.
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I used Tumblr back like a year or two ago but stopped because I was told and read that it was more of a micro blogging and image/video posting thing as opposed to full blown blog posts. I basically didn't want to do it "wrong".
Tumblr is also used for "proper" blogging, just depends on what you want to do with it.

WordPress is also a solid choice though.
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Pretty much every free blogging platform allows for multiple authors.
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Old Apr 26, 2012, 10:31 PM   #12
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Tumblr is also used for "proper" blogging, just depends on what you want to do with it.

WordPress is also a solid choice though.
Ah. I just haven't seen any that have done so. Anyway, which of the two do you prefer? Wordpress is pretty much the winner in my book but I still like being fair and getting everyone's opinions.
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Ah. I just haven't seen any that have done so. Anyway, which of the two do you prefer? Wordpress is pretty much the winner in my book but I still like being fair and getting everyone's opinions.
If you're just going to do text posts, WordPress is likely the best option. If you also want to integrate media, Tumblr is best. Choose which one suits your needs
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