You can imagine with a blog like this one that as an author I want a way to write new posts that is both easy and fast.
Macintoshhowto.com is run by a piece of software called WordPress. WordPress is a little bit clunky and so there have been several attempts to write software that will simplify the blogging process and automatically upload your post to WordPress. Over the past few weeks I have trialled various pieces of blog writing software and here’s what I found.
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I use bluehost.com to host the macintoshhowto.com website. This means I pay blue host a monthly fee and they provide hard disk space and computing power to run the website. To actually run the website I use some software called Wordpress. WordPress is a great platform to host a blog or website from – it’s very easy to set up, and most web hosting packages will include a one step wordpress install like the one I describe here. Here’s how to set up wordpress using bluehost. Bluehost is very cheap and reliable. I’d say as long as your wordpress website is getting under 50,000 visits a month bluehost should do the job. Macintoshhowto is just starting to reach about 80,000 hits a month and I’ve been hitting the limit of bluehost so I’ve needed to go over some things and prune some plug-ins to keep the site running smoothly.
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A blog is like an online diary or journal, where you type entries and people can read them. A blog site is designed to be easily updated regularly. There are various ways to set up a blog, here are a few, I have listen them in order of simplicity… Continue reading »
NOTE: This article is for iWeb 08 and earlier. Click here for how to do this in iWeb 09.
SUMMARY: iweb normally publishes your website to your .mac account on the apple server. But it also has an option in the file menu called ‘publish to folder’ which means it saves the entire website onto your computer. (It puts it in your user directory in a folder called ‘sites’) You can then manually copy this folder to your own web account using a method called ftp.
That information may be all you were after, but if you need step by step instructions on how to do it, read on!
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