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Blog not so good?

Post by marketjunction » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:35 pm

Hi,

I am new to using Joomla (although I did mess with mambo some time ago).

I was my site to have a blog. I noticed Joomla has a blog,  but it seems to be lacking. IE site feed (rss,xml,etc), pinging

Is this true and would you advise adding software like MT or Word Press instead of using built in blog?

Thanks

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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by HarryB » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:43 pm

My opinion...  I'd use Wordpress...its a lot easier to set up and is tailored to blogging while Joomla is general purpose and its "blog" function is quite utilitarian when compared to Wordpress, etc.  Of course, you can make Joomla do just about anything Wordpress can do, but its a bit more work to get there...
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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by carl_in_florida » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:45 pm

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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by marketjunction » Tue Oct 18, 2005 9:47 pm

Ok thanks :D

I was thinking of doing WP.

I also did not want the blog simply mirroring what was posted to the site because that would be duplicate content.

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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by scubaguy » Wed Oct 19, 2005 4:36 am

I think the RSS 2 Joomla auto import http://developer.joomla.org/sf/sfmain/d ... uto_import  May solve the blogging issue for many people.  You use a true blogging tool like WordPress to manage your blog and then have the content automatically created in Joomla from your blog feed.
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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by mediawizard » Wed Oct 19, 2005 7:30 am

You could also try mamblog

its a blogging component which also allows registered users to have blogs on the site
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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by wp1 » Tue Oct 25, 2005 2:38 pm

mediawizard wrote: You could also try mamblog

its a blogging component which also allows registered users to have blogs on the site
Hello!

Is it possible in MamBlog to limit blogging to specific registered members, or to only authors and/or publishers?

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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by mangoman » Tue Oct 25, 2005 3:43 pm

Yes, you can restrict the authors by using a specific e-mail address for their blog posts.

The EasyMoblog then gets them on a regular, scheduled basis (via a cronjob) using the username & password via POP3. The cronjob was tricky, but I had my webhost (diywebhosting.ca) help me get it up & running -successfully- on 3 sites last month. Look for the blog link in apodo.com.mx or mangodigital.com; third one is still in development. One more thing: the module at mamboforge is also buggy, so I would suggest installing it in its own directory (as you would without Joomla) and then using Joomla's backend wrapper (menu item) to integrate & publish it.

Although EasyMoblog has been moribund for more than a year, a new branch called CoMoblog ("co" = community, I think) is in final testing and should be released next month (November). I am eager for it, and expect to integrate it in other Joomla sites.

Good luck!

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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by mediawizard » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:05 pm

wp1 wrote: Is it possible in MamBlog to limit blogging to specific registered members, or to only authors and/or publishers?
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All registered users can setup their own blogs.
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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by TigerLord » Wed Oct 26, 2005 10:16 pm

Is Mamblof fully customizable? Can I use it for as a news sytem also ?

I've been trying to use Joomla and customize the "news" module to display the intro text like I want, but it's frickin impssible...

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Re: Blog not so good?

Post by mangoman » Tue Nov 22, 2005 8:18 pm

Please note that EasyMoBlog has a branch called CoMoBlog which integrates/wraps into Joomla 1.0.x - more info here:

http://comoblog.serialmonkey.com/comoblog/


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