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it seems pretty clear WP is the favorite. But if you could not use WP for some reason what would be your next CMS site builder if you were still somewhat a newbie??
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  • Profile picture of the author winebuddy
    If I was a newbie or even "somewhat of a newbie", I would use wordpress.

    There's not one that is easier in my opinion. You should find a simple, step by step training course on WP and take it.

    All the doors will be opened at that point.
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  • Profile picture of the author Aaron Moser
    If you've never had any experience setting up WordPress there are plenty of video tutorials on Youtube that can help. Even if you're not a techie WordPress is still pretty simple to setup using Fantasico within your Cpanel.

    Then it's just a matter of finding a theme you like and adding your content. One of the reasons why WP is so popular is for it's ease of use. It's well worth your time to spend a day or two figuring out the basics of installing WP, adding plugins, and adding your content.
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  • Profile picture of the author bbminded
    Lots of helpful info.... checking out typepad also.thanks much
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  • Profile picture of the author AceHazel
    Yup, WP is very easy to use. You could install it automatically using Fantastico or manually using Filezilla. Lots of good themes and plugins to choose. I just love WP.
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  • Profile picture of the author Glenn72
    Joomla would probably be my next option after Wordpress, although I've never found it as user friendly. Or perhaps Drupal.

    Why are you looking for an alternative to Wordpress? A lot of people view Wordpress as being a simple website generator because it can be customised so much that it doesn't even resemble a 'blog'.
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  • Profile picture of the author tommen
    I started out with a free blogger blog in 2006, but after doing research I decided to go with a self hosted Wordpress blog because there were so much information and help available.I must say it was one of the best decisions I have made in my IM career.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sumit Menon
    Answer this question:
    Would You Stay Alive OR?

    There's your answer.

    When you get the best for Free, why settle for less?

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  • Profile picture of the author rondo
    Typepad and SquareSpace are two very good blogging platforms.


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  • Profile picture of the author John Burton
    I suppose Joomla would be my next port of call, but Wordpress is far and away the best option for what you are looking for.

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  • Profile picture of the author donmccobb
    I see no reason not to use wordpress. From what I've heard it is the easiest and the most complete.
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