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How can I make a blog-like site?

2:31 pm on Mar 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Hello, first post.

I'm new to this but trying. What I want is to make a site that works like a blog. I don't want to use blogger, because I want more customisation option (especially graphics) and besides it's a good opportunity to learn a few things about web design.

So a couple of questions:

1. Every time I want to post a new story, do I have to edit the site through dreamweaver, or is there another way to do this?

2. How can I do it so that there is some sort of automatic archiving function a bit like say perezhilton.com? I'm especially refering to the the page indicators at the bottom of the page. Of course I can't believe I'll have to manually move all the previous posts by one position lower every time I want to post a new message (there could be hundreds!). Any ideas? Thank you in advance.

EDIT I'm using Dreamweaver btw.

3:31 pm on Mar 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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Check out Wordpress. Very flexible blog CMS with many add-ons and large user base. Don't use it myself, but most blogs do.
3:50 pm on Mar 3, 2008 (gmt 0)

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As has been pointed out a CMS or blog script may be exactly what you are looking for.

These programs allow you to create pages when ever you want without needing to edit anything. All you need in order to create content is a web browser.

With a CMS (content management system) what you do is install the software on your server or website. They you will have an admin area that you log into in order to make changes.

I recommend a visit to opensourcecms.com from there you can see many available programs and also test them out before you install. They have all the cms systems installed and you can take then for a test drive.



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