[UPHPU] Personal Blogs - Recommendations
gthornock at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 15 17:31:29 MDT 2005
--- Jacob Albretsen <jakea at xmission.com> wrote:
> My wife tells me I need to have a blog to release all my pent
> up frustrations with life, the universe, and everything. To
> that end, I want something that I can fully control (not a
> online generic one like blogspot). I want something that uses
> the usual suspects (PHP and MySQL) that I can put on my server
> and get up and running, then point it so something like...
> So.... recommendations?
I recommend WordPress (www.wordpress.org) if you're going to run
your own blog on either your own server or a hosting service.
(It's also the system I use for my blog.) Also, while the
default theme is pretty good, you may want to check out some
available alternatives, like the ones at vanillamist.com and
Another option that's been fairly popular is Moveable Type. I'm
a bit less enamored of that one because of licensing issues, but
you may find it to be a good fit.
Finally, to be honest, there's a lot to be said in favor of
systems like Blogspot and TypePad. I assume you've considered
your options, though, and decided that you have valid reasons not
to use one of those.
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