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Blog-like function that can be embedded web page?
So an unskilled user could added updates in a list and have an RSS feed.

 8:24 pm on Apr 14, 2008 (gmt 0)

I like Blogs. Don't get me wrong. I like Blogger and WordPress. They're all great but I need something different for this.

I am looking for something really minimalist. Just a simple function that could be embedded into the body of a web page that will just list updates or links to new articles, etc. No feed back, no responses, not rankings, no nothing.

It should be so basic that a totally not tech savvy person can update it. That would be very nice.

Any ideas anyone?



 4:54 am on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Like an RSS or XML feed?

What aspect of a blog's functionality were you looking for exactly?

If it's just including text then a PHP include combined with FTP access might suffice.


 2:15 pm on Apr 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Yes. Just text. Maybe a "Date Added" tag and on special occasions, the poster could throw in a picture.

I just need some function that will allow someone to add text to a page but in a list form:

This is a cool statement about something.

More valuable info for you.

Blah blah.

Something like that. But the poster will be someone who is not very tech savvy.

Any suggestions?


 8:40 am on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

Probably a blog software with just custom fields for the data you want entered would be the easiest.


 10:04 am on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

A blog software or the equivalent but on the web...

I suggest you try something like Twitter or Tumblr - I do not use them but it is popular because it allows users to share small text using RSS. NB, no pictures in Twitter and 140 characters limit.

A/ Create your account.
B/ Type your test
C/ Get the RSS link
D/ Insert the RSS in your website.

Then, if you are looking for a desktop application, then they are many available for Twitter.

Otherwise, you could always launch a private blog using Wordpress or DotClear (Private = noindex, no public access) and do the same with the RSS.



 1:55 pm on Apr 16, 2008 (gmt 0)

I will try those out and see if they fit my needs.

Will report back soon!


 7:20 pm on May 15, 2008 (gmt 0)

Thanks to everyone who has been giving suggestions.

The Twitter or Tumblr didn't quite fit my needs

I have found something that may work for me though.

Has anyone here used CuteNews over at CutePHP ?

Maybe I should start another thread.

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