Friday, December 18, 2009

Ah, Yes, the Much-Maligned Comments Format

I confess this blog was done on the quick-and-cheap, using Google's Blogger even though I own the domain.  And yes, I set up the comments ill-advisedly, so that you couldn't just post without a Google ID.  And yes, Blogger's Comments function is horrible.  I admit all this.  I apologize.

My husband -- excuse me, my IT consultant! -- has promised to look into my non-Blogger alternatives for 2010.  In the meantime, I've opened these comments to "anyone" which will allow you to comment with your name, or even anonymously.

4 comments:

  1. Wordpress is an excellent alternative. It is what I use at Love Romance Passion. It's free source and because of that allows a lot of really smart SEO programmers and programmers in general to write code (plugins/widgets) for it. I would definitely vote that if you decide to change it.

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  2. Almost certainly I'll be switching to Word Press in the new year. Thanks for the recommendation.

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  3. I use WordPress and I'm very pleased with it. I'd be happy to answer any questions you had about it.

    Do you currently pay for hosting, or is your blog on a free account? WordPress caters to both options but on separate sites. www.wordpress.org is for self-hosted blogs. You have far more freedom with these but obviously you have to pay for server space. My WP blog is self-hosted because Christian owns server space for a number of sites. www.wordpress.com is for the free blogs. These don't allow you as much creative freedom with the design.

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  4. WordPress is clearly the way to go, but I'm going to let my IT consultant (aka, the husband) figure it out. I want the blog to look the same, but I freely admit that it could use more bells & whistles.

    The key thing is that the Comments function is currently horrible and needs drastic improvement. Ah, well, that's what New Year's Resolutions are for.

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