I need help choosing blogging software that is affordable, not overly complex but still feature-rich for an image-heavy site that will feature blog posts and encourage community interaction. I have a domain and am planning to start a business that my site will support.
I will be building and posting using OS X and iOS. I used to use iWeb. I didn't love it, but it made adding and manipulating media (photos, video, audio) easy, and it wasn't difficult to tweak existing themes to make them uniquely my own. I loved the WYSIWYG interface, but haven't seen any other blogging software like this.
I'm quite adventurous regarding technology, so the more plug-ins or widgets to choose among, the better. I may eventually have a podcast, allow call-in comments, etc.
I do not have a lot of money to put into the blog right now, but will invest more down the line. I need to start out affordably using a platform that will grow with me. There are so many choices out there that I am simply stuck. Please help me narrow my choices!
posted by Piscean
on Jul 13, 2012 -
Help me find a blog! It was about people on the streets with interesting cameras. It showed closeups of the cameras and sometimes their owners.
posted by jgwong
on Mar 17, 2011 -
I want to set up a little "one picture a day" blog, using something like Tumblr, except I want the time of the post to be taken directly from the "Date Picture Taken" EXIF data. Is there a CMS (or even better, a Tumblr hack) that will allow me to do this? [more inside]
posted by malapropist
on Apr 21, 2010 -
My friends and I are starting an artist collective in Phoenix, Arizona and we desperately need help thinking of a name. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Dec 7, 2009 -
I'd like to create a stock photo service for a client. Does anyone have any recommendations for existing services such as photostockplus.com
or those that focus on selling digital content such as tidwit.com
or the now defunct blish.com
. Is there a leader in this marketplace? [more inside]
posted by furtive
on May 25, 2008 -
Do you remember a global online photo project where individuals took pictures of themselves in their room? If it's still out there, I need to find it, as well as other examples of collaborative, possibly community-building blog-style photo sites that aren't Flickr. [more inside]
posted by clever sheep
on Mar 21, 2008 -
Any advice for using Drupal with Blogger? Advice for Drupal in general? I know about the APIs, but I'm not sure if this is right for what I'm doing.
posted by snsranch
on Nov 10, 2007 -
As a pretty prolific photographer and new blogger, I want to make my photos an important part of my Typepad basic blog. I'm looking for some kind of service that will let me upload my photos and then create some kind of (ideal) RSS feed or (less ideal) HTML code that I can put on my blog to show the 20 most recent photos or so. I need control over the feed or code to make the thumbnails or images the size I want to fit in the design. I've tried flickr and I'm less than impressed by the inability to change the size of the photos in the feed. I don't want to use a flickr badge - I want the user to see all the photos as they read my blog entries. I'd also like to prevent having large amounts of added "ads" on top of my photos advertising the service I'm using to provide the photos. [more inside]
posted by riverjack
on Nov 10, 2005 -