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How to: blog, CMS using XP/FP?



6:34 am on Nov 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

It must be that I'm just not asking the right questions. I've had a domain for a while...my host uses Windows servers and so I have the ability to use FrontPage as my web software...got the extensions, in other words. I haven't done anything serious with the site for a couple of years.

Now I want to use the site to support a photography club. Would like to have a blog, the ability for folks to ask questions and get answers, etc. I'd like to publish a newsletter that includes content (photos) uploaded by users. I can't find anything!

The Apache/PHP/MySQL options are abundant, but where can I find the Windows/ASP/Access stuff? Or even Windows/XML/SQLServer? I thought the XML features in FrontPage would make it a natural for this kind of application...again, am I just not asking the right questions?


2:22 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Welcome to WebmasterWorld DavidDeeds.

Sounds like you are looking for a combination of services. You can certainly use different things together to make a site. Don't assume that you have to do everything with FP or any other package. If you want a blog there are a number of free and low cost options out there. If you want an upload script the situation is the same. Maybe you're thinking that you need some sort of CMS or Portal software?

You can use FP to help get your templates the way that you want them and then let the other softwares handle generation of the majority of the site. You could also use FP just to maintain certain pages of the site. Your challenge here is to combine the features that you want with available scripts/services and then make the site.


2:32 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Personally I would stay away from frontpage for anything other than straight html pages.

There are heaps of free messagebaord systems out there ready to run and some very good free blog software, such as wordpress.

try them.


3:04 am on Nov 14, 2005 (gmt 0)

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I believe (Max Web Portal) [maxwebportal.com...] would be a good solution for you. It is a GPL software and lot of good features.