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  • create a blog with alpha

    I seem to remember a blogpost about creating a web blog with Alpha, could have been a video as well. It was a pretty detailed story possibly with downloadable sample components & pages.

    I can't find it anymore...

    Anyone remembers where to find that article / video ?

    Thx
    Frank
    Frank

    Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand

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    Re: create a blog with alpha

    Hi Frank,

    I don't remember that and think I would.

    I use easyblog for the reason it allows for posting to facebook and half dozen others quickly and semi-automatic.

    Have about 8 different blogs seup now, either for me or others. You can put it together so it looks like your site and works almost(not quite) seamless.
    Dave Mason
    dave@aldadesktop.com
    Skype is dave.mason46

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    • #3
      Re: create a blog with alpha

      I would recommend to use static pages for blogs. It seems to be current trend. There are several command line tools available.
      If you need word wide blog then you can use CDN to publish for example PubStorm (free-5$) so performance is excellent from every country. If you not need CDN performance then you can use for example Hetzners hosting plan 1 (1,90) because you do not need database. For submit data you can also use Hetzners plan 1.If you need database you can use SQLite.
      You can get free SSL for both.

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      • #4
        Re: create a blog with alpha

        I like free. where you install a blog app that is stand alone. The suppliers have already done the main work so you don't have to spend all those hours of work duplicating. advantage is more ability with less time spent.
        WordPress and joomla will both give a great blog spot.
        I use joomla and he is one I use for some election stuff. I allow people to register here and create their own post. Now, the best part is at the bottom where they or anyone can share that blog to FB, twitter, linkedin or others. IT keeps count of hits and other stuff as well. Joomla is free Easyblog has a free edition and there are other blog add-ons as well.
        create a menu item to go to the blog and one back to you site as you need.
        Take a look Don't mind the posts.
        http://elections2016.aldaweb.com/
        Dave Mason
        dave@aldadesktop.com
        Skype is dave.mason46

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        • #5
          Re: create a blog with alpha

          Joomla in quite heavy for blogs. And you have to update it all the time to keep it secure.
          There are many free static site generats available and you do not need use any server side language with static pages they generate.

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          • #6
            Re: create a blog with alpha

            Please tell us which Ken by PM of course.
            See our Hybrid Option here;
            https://hybridapps.example-software.com/

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            • #7
              Re: create a blog with alpha

              Ken,
              YOU ARE TOTALLY CORRECT. I just already have Joomla running on many sites and supply a blog for a lot of them.
              I liked b2evolution blog and it has gotten much better now. IT was excellent back then as well.
              WordPress, Open Blog, Serendipity, Dotclear, LifeType, Nucleus, eggBlog are some others.

              ADvantage to JOomla or Wordpress is the ability to easily make the blog page look more like your own.
              Last edited by DaveM; 09-16-2016, 03:28 PM.
              Dave Mason
              dave@aldadesktop.com
              Skype is dave.mason46

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              • #8
                Re: create a blog with alpha

                Originally posted by Ted Giles View Post
                Please tell us which Ken by PM of course.
                I personally use Harp.js to create static web pages . AA server can serve static html pages so no competition with these two.
                In fact you can start Harp.js server directly from AA if you want or serve static web pages generated by Harp.js. Its all about Nodejs again.

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