use iWeb, no .Mac, want COMMENTS.

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by itou, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. itou macrumors regular

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    hello,
    i have my own domain, i use iWeb to design my site, i don't have .mac or mobileme but i want to have the "comments" function on my website. i'm also looking into having a language translator on my site too. i've seen wordpress sites with small flags denoting different language options. that's cool. i want that.

    anyone have any ideas? help me out?

    -itou
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Well iWeb is very simple and it doesn't let you do much, so get a better editting app. Wordpress is just a matter of installing a SQL database and then the installation files on your website.
     
  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    For basics.... iWeb is fine but once you sink in more, you'll want more features like sitemaps and mod phps and stylesheets which iWeb CANT offer.
    iWeb is great for non demanding simple users who'll always accept what it has to offer and LIKE it!
    Customizations is beyond iWeb!
     
  4. Giovannino macrumors member

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    Have alook at this page for comments without MobileMe
    http://iwebfaq.org/site/iWeb_Feedback_Comments.html

    About the language translator:
    I speak italian, german, english and french. Browsing on the web I sometimes come across content which simply doesn't make any sense. Nonsense is a hint for language translators. It's awful (rarely funny). Please don't use them.

    Regards,
    Giovannino
     
  5. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    iweb 06 did something I hated (and don't use it a a result). All I was doing was using the iphoto/iweb interoperability to create photo pages for my distant family to view.

    If you don't have .mac/mobileme, when you publish a new page, it sends the ENTIRE SITE each time. It's not smart enough to publish just the changed/new pages unless you use .mac/mobileme.

    That's a lot of wasted bandwidth.
     
  6. Giovannino macrumors member

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    Read Chapter 3 of the following page:
    http://iwebfaq.org/site/iWeb_Folder_FTP.html
     
  7. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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  8. Giovannino macrumors member

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    You're welcome. I love the site, it's made by a friend of mine...
     
  9. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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    i have what is probably a dumb question, if i make a web site/blog with wordpress, can i post it using mobileme? or do i have to use iweb to with mobile me?
     
  10. Giovannino macrumors member

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    Not so stupid question as there's a difference between

    wordpress.com
    and
    wordpress.org

    If you create a Blog at Wordpress.com the Blog will be hosted at Wordpress.com
    If you use Wordpress.org you download the "application" and have to upload it to your own server/hosting

    Unfortunately the Wordpress.org Blog doesn't work at MobileMe as MobileMe has no .php support and has no MySQL database. Both are needed to run Wordpress hence Wordpress doesn't work on MobileMe.

    iWeb... The only thing you can do is iFrame the Wordpress in an iWeb created site... However you have to have a working Wordpress first...
     
  11. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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    what do you think the likelyhood there will be an app to post to mobileme blog from your iphone? thats mostly what i want to be able to do. it seems to me that apple would want these to work together...
     
  12. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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  13. 7031 macrumors 6502

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    True, in fact that's how I used to do it. Problem is, search engines hate frames, so if you intend to do any serious work, you should definitely avoid them.
     
  14. velvetelvis macrumors 6502

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    wouldnt the search engines find the wordpress and then redirect to iweb?
     
  15. Giovannino macrumors member

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    search engines would find the wordpress blog as a standalone not related to the website that integrates it. Search engines will manage them as two completely separate things.
    You would need to link the website from Wordpress to ensure vsiitors know where the rest of the site is.
     

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