Is there a (free) blogging platform that would allow multiple authors?

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  1. macrumors regular

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    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?


    Thanks :)
     
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    Comeagain?

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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.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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    Joomla is easy to use once you have it all setup
     
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    Melrose

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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.

    exactly :D
     
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    Tumblr.
     
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    Heilage

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    Wordpress is great for this, and free. :)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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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".
     
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    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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    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.
     
  12. thread starter macrumors regular

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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.
     
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    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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