One of my latest projects is a blogging website. I have started using Wordpress MU.
I was wondering if there is anything out there that is better?
Thanks for any advise.
Another option, though not free, would be Six Apart's MoveableType, which now supports LDAP (which is one of the key features for any blog system we use).
Our present blogging setup uses Drupal, but it offers only very limited customization of user blogs.
There are a few things that I find anoying.
- I cant remove the RSS feeds on the wordpress backend.
- Some users think the interface is confusing
I would rather keep with the free software and there is no income from these sites.
Does any one know how to remove the news and developer announcements from the dashboard?
Out of curiosity, why do you want to remove the RSS feeds?
The point of RSS is to make it easier for people to read a blog. I don't read blogs if they don't have RSS because it's just too annoying having to go to the web page to look for updates! I'd be really really loathe to get rid of it.
They have no idea what PHP, MySQL, WPMU, WP, who Ryan Boren is....
Its just not needed.
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I haven't updated to the most recent WP, but if you look for http://wordpress.org/development/feed/ in that file, you will find the news section to remove.
It was irrelevant to my users, so I just cut it out.
Thanks Randy, I'll look into that one.
I was on until 2 a.m. exploring this... I was leaning towards Blogmeister (http://classblogmeister.com/) , which is part of the Landmark Project (citation machine, etc.) and is a nominee for an edublog award.
I also found Moodle last night.. I'm still trying to figure this out as well. This is my first post. Why do we have to "join" classes in order to post?
I like the whole integrated course management system concept. I teach high school computers and visual arts and am more or less the "tech" person for our tiny school. I see the way that my students gravitate towards on-line communication and want to take advantage of it (although I'm not so crazy about how they are using Facebook).
For example, I have a difficult time getting my arts students to talk about their work, or give opinions on the work of others. They might prefer to blog about their process, and use a forum to discuss works of art.
I'm just starting to think about all this, but I'm getting ideas just looking at what is offered by Moodle. I don't see a blog, however, which is why I suppose this discussion about blogs is taking place.
Did you check on that?
Comments on blogs should be coming in a future release--1.8.
That's great! Thanks for the information... I didn't realize that blogs were integrated. I haven't downloaded the package yet. I'm on vacation in a couple of days (my school has a strange schedule) so that I can play with it. I see that my students are making use of the wiki that I set up (some even related to school work ) so I want to give them all the tools! I appreciate your help.