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    Webmaster help

    Postby Spicelon » 22 Nov 2009 11:58

    Freak, Omph, Chig:

    So I have this domain, and it's hosted (domain is through godaddy, hosting is through 1and1), and now the girlfriend is on me about Wordpress. So I Googled Wordpress, and I see that it's some sort of blog publishing application. In a nutshell the GF wants to create a wedding update/wedding content "page" on our website and have it in blog form, or something like that. Do any of you guys know anything about this? Is it high maintenance from a web-managing standpoint? Or is it pretty hands off? I am not an expert web developer by any definition, and I just want to know what I could potentially be getting sucked into.
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    Re: Webmaster help

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Nov 2009 12:31

    WordPress is what I use for my blog. If you've set up a MySQL database before and can upload files to your site and all that, it's nothing to get set up.

    There's a little bit of moderation required occasionally if you're going to let people comment on your posts. If it's just going to be one-way information dispersal, though, no maintenance at all. :)


    Edit: Btw, feel free to mail me if you have questions, or ask here!
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    Re: Webmaster help

    Postby Nekhrun » 22 Nov 2009 13:38

    I believe that you can also just have GoDaddy install WordPress for you. It should be one of your options. I'm not sure if it costs anything, but that would be the easiest way. With no knowledge of such things I installed Moodle on a GoDaddy account and it wasn't too much of a hassle.
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    Re: Webmaster help

    Postby SandChigger » 22 Nov 2009 14:15

    ^^^ Even easier! :P
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    Re: Webmaster help

    Postby Omphalos » 22 Nov 2009 21:39

    Blogs are really easy to run. Word Press is what I use for the Law and SF site and I'm in the process of mating a different Word Press blog to the book review site. Not sure how Go Daddy is, but sites all over the net will be happy to host a blog for you. Depending on how much you pay, you will get some services from them such as upgrades when newer versions come out, db management and stuff like that.
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    Re: Webmaster help

    Postby Tleszer » 22 Nov 2009 22:11

    Omphalos wrote:Blogs are really easy to run. Word Press is what I use for the Law and SF site and I'm in the process of mating a different Word Press blog to the book review site. Not sure how Go Daddy is, but sites all over the net will be happy to host a blog for you. Depending on how much you pay, you will get some services from them such as upgrades when newer versions come out, db management and stuff like that.

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    Re: Webmaster help

    Postby Omphalos » 22 Nov 2009 22:28

    It gets so slippery at times that its taken me months to get this far.
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