Which blog site do you use?

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by iMichael72, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. iMichael72 macrumors regular

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    I was just curious to see what blog sites the members here use for their blogs.
    Since starting mine, I have gone from Blogger to WordPress to Typepad and now back to Wordpress.

    I purchased a domain name from godaddy, and for whatever reason, it didn't work right with Blogger.
    If you typed in www.imichael.net, it worked fine. But if you typed in imichael.net, it would go to godaddy.com saying that domain was parked.

    Now, with Wordpress.com it works fine.

    But I have found out that, for me at least, Blogger and Wordpress did not work well together with Safari.

    I use Marsedit for my blog, but if I had to use Blogger or Wordpress, I noticed with safari some edit/tool boxes were not visible.

    It's not a big deal, I will use Firefox when needed, but found it odd that they didn't work with Safari.
     
  2. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    I use Textpattern for my personal blog. I did evaluate both Wordpress and Textpattern and decided to go with TXP for flexibility and other reasons. And it works nicely in Safari ;)

    Anyway, if something does not work properly in Safari (or other browser) it's probably due to the template you are using (or you customized).

    EDIT: I don't host with GoDaddy but there has to be an option for defaulting sitename.com to www.sitename.come. As far as I know it's default on many hosts.
     
  3. iMichael72 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, tutubibi. I'll look into Textpattern.
    One thing I don't like about Wordpress is that you can't edit the template.

    I'm a total newb to Blogging and HTML, so normally this wouldn't be a big deal, but I don't like some of the links Wordpress adds to your blog.

    I was looking for a way to get rid of them, but apparently you can't unless you pay $10 or $15 a year to add CSS editing!!
     
  4. AlexH macrumors 68000

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    I use WordPress and Tumblr. Tumblr may seem silly and underpowered at first, but wow is it easy, fun, and I find myself using it a lot.

    WordPress is still my primary blog.
     
  5. tutubibi macrumors 6502a

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    One of the reasons I went with TXP is ease of templating. Many great and free ones available or you can take any CSS and basically make txp template out of it in a short time.
     
  6. riel505 macrumors member

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    Don't really have answere to your question but I use blogger (www.insearchofmike.blogspot.com) simply because I started there and don't really want to move -- fear of losing everything... I'm not so techie. Tinkered with the codes before but my template ended up skewed, now I don't want to tamper with it anymore.

    Got a question though, would it be possible to embed by blog in iweb? I'm trying to divert the traffic of my blog to my site and using the blog templates on iweb seems too tedious, as I cannot simply publish. I don't have an imac so I have publish to a folder and then upload to my host.

    Many thanks for any help extended! :p
     
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  8. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    I created my own blog for my site using my own code because I can :D
     
  9. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    I use Tumblr for my blog. Simple template engine, free to host it there, and works great for me.
     
  10. sk8r527 macrumors member

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    i do the same thing
     
  11. Daveman Deluxe macrumors 68000

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    I use Drupal. The documentation is a mess, but daaaaaang is it powerful. I type my posts up as plain text in WriteRoom before uploading them. :D
     
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    That's what I did for over a year. Then when I stopped hosting thatraymond.com on my Quadra 650 server and thatraymond.com was (temporarily) offline, I started using LiveJournal. After that I got thatraymond.com back up online using "real" webspace and I haven't transitioned from LJ. I probably won't for a while, it does what I need it to do and it's free anyway. Plus a lot of my friends are on there and it's better than myspace (not that it takes much.)
     
  14. Cabbit macrumors 68020

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    i used to use drupal but it was too clunkly and slow so i made my own.
     
  15. tominated macrumors 68000

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    wordpress. always have, always will. check out how much I customized it - link
     
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  17. Island Dog macrumors 6502a

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    I use WordPress for my blog.

    I also liked the blog feature in RapidWeaver, but I needed something more powerful. :)
     
  18. byakuya macrumors 6502a

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    I use blogger.
    I am pretty new to blogging my blog in the signature is the first and initially I thought that using blogger might be helpful since it is google of course. Now after trying wordpress for my second blog I regret a little having started off with blogger but oh well I am too lazy to move now. Maybe in the future when my blog starts to get a little more famous and I start wanting to have my own domain.

    Thanks for the tip MarsEdit
    looks nice will have to try it out some time.
     
  19. chepistolas macrumors member

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    Wordpress all the way! I don't have an active blog right now because I am creating a theme, but It will be done and I'll have a Wordpress blog.

    brokenlightbulb.com

    BTW tominated I like your blog. Good job.
     
  20. tominated macrumors 68000

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    ditto. btw: island dog, remeber me for wincustomize?
     
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  22. BJNY macrumors regular

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    Hello all,

    Please excuse my newbieness.

    Is the entire Gizmodo website using blog software? If yes, which software, because I like especially the comments section (registration, avatar)? Taking it further, I'd like each comment posted to be in a dialogue balloon...how would that be accomplished?

    Thanks in advance,
    Billy

    Edit: Should I consider using Forum software instead of blogging software?
     

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