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I want a linkblog like John Gruber/Daring Fireball. How do I set it up?

I've long been an admirer of linkblogs like John Gruber's Daring Fireball and Dave Winer's Scripting News. I would like to start one on my own. What's the best way to go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on May 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Show and accept edits in WordPress posts?

So I've Googled and checked out the WordPress support forums about this, but I'm not finding what I want. Is there any plugin that allows WordPress to have a function like Track Changes in Word? I'm talking about within a post -- so if I made edits (punctuation, changing words, whatever) in a certain post, someone else could see them and also accept or reject them. Just viewing the "Revisions" in WP isn't cutting it.
posted by trillian on Apr 25, 2014 - 3 answers

Non-technical WordPress user's guide

I'm looking for an absolute beginner's guide to WordPress that just covers creating and editing posts and pages and uploading media, and nothing else; the kind of thing that I imagine a web developer might give to a client. Can you recommend some (free) on-line resources? [more inside]
posted by Zeinab Badawi's Twenty Hotels on Dec 20, 2013 - 2 answers

What simple, self-hosted blogging platform do I want?

I'm sick of Wordpress and all it's cruft. What self-hosted blogging platform should I be looking at in 2013? Details within. [more inside]
posted by chrisamiller on Oct 6, 2013 - 14 answers

Is it worthwhile registering/adding a domain name to my Wordpress blog?

I've been publishing a blog for a couple of years on Wordpress. Whenever I log into the dashboard, I'm informed that my domain "is available to be registered and added to your blog. (You can use it as your blog address.)" support page on domains is here. Are there any drawbacks to registering it? Will all the widgets work the same way? Will my SEO be effected? Will my wordpress followers still be subscribed? What else should I consider? It's a small blog updated with a couple lengthy posts each week; about 300 subscribers and 500 page views per day.
posted by bookley on Jul 24, 2013 - 3 answers

How to integrate Flickr photos into Wordpress portfolios?

There are many gorgeous Wordpress themes for photographers out there. But my pictures are all stored on Flickr, and I have no plans to move them. Will those themes - or which of those will - integrate with my Flickr pics, sets and collections? [more inside]
posted by lord_yo on Jul 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Making custom templates for dummies?

I'd like to start editing wordpress themes and I'm finding that while there's loads of individual tutorials, getting a handle on everything I need to learn is proving more of a challenge. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by Phalene on Jun 17, 2013 - 12 answers

Best tablet and workflow for blogging

I would like to purchase a tablet so I can do more blogging without lugging a laptop around. What are the best tools/apps/workflow tips to be able to do this without tearing my hair out? Special snowflake stuff inside. [more inside]
posted by melissa on May 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Simple solutions for a private micro-mix sharing site?

As my friends and colleagues continue to move and diversify, I'd like to make a small, private site where we can share three- to five-song "mix tapes" of what we really love these days; ideally super easy from an interface perspective to create these mix tapes. What's my shortest path to goal? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Mar 28, 2013 - 9 answers

The better platform: Wordpress or Blogger?

I'm considering setting up my company's website on a blogging platform. Since I'm a heavy user of Google services, I was considering using Blogger, especially since it is free. (I use it for my personal blog.) However, my partner said self-hosted Wordpress is more flexible and more professional. Is Wordpress truly better than Blogger? If so, what are the main selling points of using Wordpress over Blogger in 2012?
posted by Bushmiller on Apr 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Wordpress and Customer Service

Wordpress users: is the customer service still as shit as it used to be circa 2006-2007? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Apr 8, 2012 - 15 answers

Between the present and a Vingian singularity there comes an era where eveyrone is computer illiterate. I'm an early adopter.

I want to set up a personal web space - a blog, some articles and vanity e-mail address type of affair. Unfortunately, I've spent too long using software instead of making it and all my web design and programming knowledge is a hopelessly outdated. What does a person need to know these days if they want to register a domain and set up a not overly complex web page and blog with a service provider who is slightly more scrupulous than the average Batman villain? [more inside]
posted by Kid Charlemagne on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

What's the blogging platform I want if I don't really like to blog?

I am too disorganized to blog consistently, but I'm also way too verbose for Twitter. Is there a blogging platform that exists somewhere between these two extremes? Is there a platform that's kind of like Facebook as a blog? Do I want a Tumblr? [more inside]
posted by thehmsbeagle on Mar 8, 2012 - 13 answers

Blogging software, one entry per line

I need suggestions for blogging software that will display one and only one line per entry [more inside]
posted by Mutant on Jan 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Tumblr vs. Wordpress?

I have a tumblr that is getting decently popular. If I want to become more of an established blogger, do I need to use a different platform? [more inside]
posted by kingfishers catch fire on Oct 18, 2011 - 11 answers

Can I make a thing go switchy?

Can i put a three-picture, automatically alternating slideshow in a wordpress.com post? [more inside]
posted by Jon_Evil on Apr 15, 2011 - 10 answers

Blogging a year in advance: pre-writing posts and publishing them automatically.

Blogging a year in advance: I'd like to pre-write 150 blog posts (Wordpress) and have them posted automatically, one at a time, every Mon., Wed., Fri at 8:30AM Eastern. What is this called, and what tools exist to help? [more inside]
posted by jjjjjjjijjjjjjj on Mar 9, 2011 - 6 answers

Wordpressing Question

Looking for a method by which one could automatically add content to a wordpress sidebar, I dont even know what to search for. [more inside]
posted by BobbyDigital on Feb 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Script kiddie, cron job, or 'there's an app for that'?

After three years of Blogspot and Flickr, I'm finally moving to my very own unlimited storage, unlimited bandwidth servers. (Yes, I know that's not really unlimited, but that's not going to be a problem). The problem is that said photos are on blogspot and flickr, and there's 1,000+ posts with perhaps 5,000 photos. Tell me there's an automated way / script to bring everything under one roof...? [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Wordpress.org or Blogger? Help me decide which would be best in this case, please.

During this holiday break I'm going to be purchasing a domain name and migrating a University department's WordPress.com blog over to either WordPress.org or Blogger. I need help deciding which (Wordpress.org or Blogger) will be the best way to go based on the blog's needs and the capabilities of its authors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Dec 22, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me develop a curriculum for a Wordpress course

I'm creating and teaching a course on Wordpress. If you were paying to watch my videos, what would you hope to find in such a course? [more inside]
posted by brenton on Sep 4, 2010 - 10 answers

Is there a Wordpress MU hosting service for multiple blogs under a single custom domain?

I'm part of a blog collective with some 20 blogs, running Wordpress MU. We're having a world of trouble with our hosting provider an sys admin. Help us switch. [more inside]
posted by falameufilho on May 31, 2010 - 3 answers

Can I Tumbl by myself?

I like Tumblr. Is there blogging software out there that can do the same thing on my own hosted space? [more inside]
posted by teraspawn on May 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Pressing onward, and upward, with WordPress

What can I do for 30 minutes a day to improve my WordPress skills from "intermediate" to "advanced"? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on May 26, 2010 - 8 answers

To Blog and More

How best to blog and create a book promoting website? [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Feb 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Blog Mitosis

I've got a personal Wordpress (2.0.4) blog at my domain. I'd like to archive that blog, and create a new one (at the same domain) for work-related blogging. What's the best way of going about it? [more inside]
posted by ocherdraco on Feb 19, 2010 - 10 answers

Building a better vlog

What is the, ugh, I hate to even type it: best vlogging system? I have scoped out a few possibilities but would like something fully built for it. [more inside]
posted by wcfields on Dec 2, 2009 - 0 answers

vox clamantis in deserto

How the hell do I export a Vox blog to Wordpress? [more inside]
posted by Schlimmbesserung on Nov 19, 2009 - 4 answers

Does anyone recognize this WordPress plugin? Or know how to effectively the pingbacks it spawns?

My blog is getting bombarded by a new kind of pingback spam. The pingbacks are produced by a WordPress plugin that appears to mine the web for links related to blog content, which then triggers a pingback notification. Can anyone help me identify the plugin, so I can possibly work to block the pingbacks? [more inside]
posted by arielmeadow on Aug 20, 2009 - 2 answers

Politely communicating that your site needs a total makeover

How does a lowly unpaid blog contributor tell his/her bosses that the whole site needs a major redesign? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 22, 2009 - 10 answers

From Wordpress to Word Document

Backup Blog Posts As Word Documents? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on May 31, 2009 - 4 answers

Dear Log...

Journal replacement (Wordpress?) – seeking blog software that will allow me to designate categories of users with permissions to view content. [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Dec 10, 2008 - 7 answers

Reinstalling Wordpress to Dump Spam Comments?

WordpressFilter: Haven't blogged in about three months, and am considering a return at the same URL, but don't want to inherit all my old spam comments. Would deleting the Wordpress installation at that address then re-installing it essentially reset the spam, allowing me to better control it this time? FWIW, I've been using Akismet, etc., to monitor and catch most spam but would like as clean a slate as possible.
posted by sjuhawk31 on Nov 4, 2008 - 6 answers

How to make my posts private by default?

How can I force Wordpress 2.6.1 to make a new post private by default? [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Sep 7, 2008 - 3 answers

Wordpress does not like apostrophes, apparently

I'm trying to add a username in Wordpress that has an apostrophe in it (like Jerry O'Connell). It's telling me this is not allowed. Can I work around this? [more inside]
posted by kerning on Aug 19, 2008 - 9 answers

Is there a blog host that won't bogart my Amazon links?

Book-blog hosting: Is there a free and easy blog host that allows me to use my own Amazon affiliate links? [more inside]
posted by RogerB on Aug 18, 2008 - 10 answers

Any tools for posting to multiple blogs?

Are there any tools for posting to multiple WordPress blogs without having to go to each site's control panel? [more inside]
posted by randomthoughts on Aug 13, 2008 - 9 answers

Customizing a Wordpress function

Wordpress/PHP question. I'm working on a Wordpress theme and want to use an algorithm to alter some of the HTML it emits. I've got a general idea of how to do this, and could probably manage a brutish implementation on my own, but my PHP-fu is weak and there is probably a better way. [more inside]
posted by adamrice on Jun 30, 2008 - 16 answers

CSS and WordPress woes.

CSS, WordPress Themes, HTML: Trying to custom-design my new blog's design; only three images out of ~10 appearing. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Jun 22, 2008 - 6 answers

MY EYES MY EYES - help me avoid the WordPress interface and still post to my blog.

I don't like the WordPress 2.5 look and feel. I am not interested in switching CMSes. What are my options for basic postings to my blog with minimal interaction with the WordPress interface? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn on Jun 18, 2008 - 11 answers

A world made by hand, or a proprietary solution?

Blogging software vs. roll-your-own? [more inside]
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul on Jun 4, 2008 - 19 answers

Is Habari any better than WordPress?

Blog systemFilter: Is Habari any better than WordPress? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2008 - 7 answers

WordPress Plugin to Highlight Best Comments?

I run a couple of WordPress blogs. Sometimes a reader will leave an excellent comment. I would love to find a plugin (or an easy method) to highlight these great comments, similar to the way AskMe highlights best answers. I can't figure out how to do this. Do you have any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by jdroth on Apr 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Collaborative Wordpress!

I've recently moved my blog to a collaborative environment and we're using Wordpress (and I have been for over a year now), but I'm having trouble figuring out a way for us to work that is as seamless as possible with the Wordpress install. I need some help figuring out what tools to use! [more inside]
posted by Gideon on Apr 18, 2008 - 7 answers

Blogger without a blog service

Is there a blog service that has all the features I need? I've tried Blogger, Livejournal, and Wordpress.com, but none of them seems like quite the ticket. See inside for the 3 features I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by jejune on Apr 16, 2008 - 32 answers

Make w.bloggar play nice with Wordpress categories?

New blog at Wordpress.com. Would like to use w.bloggar as my desktop editor for posts. Everything's configured properly and looking great, except for this error I get when I start up w.bloggar: "w.bloggar: 401 / Your blog server returned the following error message: / Sorry, you must be able to edit posts on this blog in order to view categories." I'm sure there's a simple explanation, but googling and FAQ digging turn up nothing. What gives?
posted by freudenschade on Feb 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Blogging from the future - forcing wordpress to show future dates

How can I get wordpress to show a post as though it had been published in the future? [more inside]
posted by Happy Dave on Jan 27, 2008 - 12 answers

How do i enable a javascript widget with Wordpress

I've set up a self hosted blog. I've got it looking pretty much how I want it, but I want a javascript based "advert" (it's an animated Kiva.org thing) in the sidebar. The blogging platform is Wordpress, which doesn't allow javascript if the blog is hosted on their servers. [more inside]
posted by Rabulah on Jan 6, 2008 - 5 answers

Help the Old People Blog

I gifted my family a Wordpress blog (it's all up and designed and everything). I want a virtual center for our family that now spans the globe and can't get together often. However, how can I get the older coots to not only understand WHAT a blog is but how to use it. They use the interwebs. But only to look up the goofy stuff old people like - like when Murder She Wrote is on. Or to hate on George Bush. But not so much to interact. More inside. [more inside]
posted by tkchrist on Dec 23, 2007 - 14 answers

How to make Tumblr and WordPress work together nicely?

How can I resize the output of the Tumblr widget to use in my Wordpress sidebar? [more inside]
posted by chorltonmeateater on Nov 20, 2007 - 1 answer

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