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Posted 9th December 2009 at 05:31 PM by PB2
Updated 9th December 2009 at 05:34 PM by PB2

Just trying this out. I tried out Wordpress and found that it was rather limited in formatting in that many of the offered templates were not what I wanted. Perhaps this is better, or full custom would be better. I'm not really looking to do a chronological blog as much as a static place organized by pages or categories to post my thoughts and selected projects. Many of the Wordpress templates did not even get the hierarchical pages right, and you have to pay to edit the CSS.

Wordpress test blog: http://petebasel.wordpress.com/


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  1. Old Comment
    Bas Horneman's Avatar
    Hi Pete,

    I've always had the idea that Wordpress was quite good. I quite like the clarisonus.com blog that was made with Wordpress.

    Kind regards,
    Bas
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    Posted 10th December 2009 at 11:47 AM by Bas Horneman Bas Horneman is offline
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    Jason's Avatar
    The latest version of Wordpress is just brilliant. I'll be doing what I can to bring our (vbulletin) blogging system up to scratch (it's nicer in vb4), failing that I will throw the baby out with the bathwater and find a way to integrate wordpress in to vbulletin

    Give this place a few months and we'll be sitting on a "visually beautiful" website, but for now I have other matters of more importance than the skin.
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    Posted 10th December 2009 at 02:52 PM by Jason Jason is offline
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    PB2's Avatar
    Hi Bas,
    Thanks for you comments. Here's the Blog you're speaking about?:
    ClariSonus - Clear and enjoyable sound Acoustics

    Yes, I agree that it looks nice, I'll take your word for it that the content is good, however to me it seems messy. It seems that if the content is more than just journal type comments there are better ways for organizing the categories.
    Wordpress allows for multiple Blogs so perhaps the best way is to have one for Computers, another for Audio Electronics, Loudspeakers ... etc.
    Not sure what is the best, easy and convenient way to do it.
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    Posted 11th December 2009 at 11:34 PM by PB2 PB2 is offline
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    PB2's Avatar
    Hi Jason,

    The emphasis here is not Blogging so I can understand just wanting to keep it simple. I like keeping things organized so hierarchical categories would be something important from my perspective. I also like to be able to edit and delete things forever since I like to add/remove/ and improve, but I can understand the perspective that a blog is a record/journal of a person's thoughts at the time of writing.
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    Posted 11th December 2009 at 11:37 PM by PB2 PB2 is offline
    Updated 11th December 2009 at 11:40 PM by PB2
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    Thebrain's Avatar
    Hi pete, i had the same problem when i used wordpress to open a blog to my wife.

    at the end i used Serendipity. it has a template which called
    bulletproof where you can edit the css and even make a new one. very flexible and easy.
    you might wanna try it:
    Serendipity Weblog System
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    Posted 25th December 2009 at 05:09 AM by Thebrain Thebrain is offline
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    PB2's Avatar
    Thanks, looks to be Unix only who do you use for a host?
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    Posted 7th March 2010 at 12:02 AM by PB2 PB2 is offline
 
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