Simple but Flexible Blogging Software

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hi,
I am after a blogging program that is super simple to operate. In reading between the lines Wordpress seems to require some tech savv:confused:y (which I am sorely lacking). I have heard that Blogger might be the way to go -- but then again if this program doesn't have scope for future development is it worthwhile. Any other suggestions regarding which is the most appropriate blogging program to use would be appreciated.
#blogging #flexible #simple #software
  • Profile picture of the author Joey Evans
    Wordpress for me.

    You have so many people providing value added services for that platform (like plug ins) makes it an easy winner.

    The other thing is that with blogger, you have yourdomain.blogger.com. Not an appealing domain name...

    Hope that assists you?
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  • Profile picture of the author SasaIlic
    Whoever told you that you need to be a tech savvy to use wordpress either lied to you or don't know what he is talking about. Wordpress is much better solution then Blogger because there is more optimization and design options, plus it's much bigger platform and a lot of newbies are using it, that means that it's not that hard at all.

    cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author ArielT
    Originally Posted by information maven View Post

    hi,
    I am after a blogging program that is super simple to operate. In reading between the lines Wordpress seems to require some tech savv:confused:y (which I am sorely lacking). I have heard that Blogger might be the way to go -- but then again if this program doesn't have scope for future development is it worthwhile. Any other suggestions regarding which is the most appropriate blogging program to use would be appreciated.
    Go directly with Wordpress, there are lots of tutorials, I mean Wordpress installed in with a paid hosting, not the free Wordpress
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  • Profile picture of the author tedgichia
    Basic wordpress is fine. You don't have to be tech savvy. It has a very simple functionality to create, edit and publish posts.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jordan Rhodes
    WordPress is certainly suitable for your purposes. You can install it within 5 minutes; that is how simple it is. You do not need to dedicate much time to configuring it; the interface is easy to navigate and you can easily install all types of plugins and themes with the click of a button.
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  • Profile picture of the author rich8169
    I am using Blogger for my blog, in comparison, I like it better than Wordpress (my personal preferrence)! ;-)
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesgan
    I voted for Wordpress, actually you not need to be tech-savvy to used it.
    There are a lots of plug-ins to help you to simplify your works.
    It is very user friendly
    Happy blogging!

    p/s : You just need a parked domain name with wordpress to start blogging
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Shook
      Wordpress is designed to be user friendly. ANd if you are not tech savvy, it would pay you in the long run to learn something about this stuff works,especially if you are going to have a business online.

      Compared to some other content systems like Drupal, or Joomla, WP is a piece of cake. Yes you can make it almost as complex as you want it to be, but to start, its a breeze. And is so easy to install and use.

      One button install on a lot of host. This might not be the best option in the long run, but even if you don't use that option, it only takes a couple of minutes the regular way.
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  • Profile picture of the author wordpressmania
    Actually you have to invest sometime to learn a CMS. You do not need to be a super talent to do it but you must have to invest some time.....

    So be wise and choose something that will be easy for future development...
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    • Profile picture of the author information maven
      Sorry to be such a newbie but what is CMS?

      Originally Posted by wordpressmania View Post

      Actually you have to invest sometime to learn a CMS. You do not need to be a super talent to do it but you must have to invest some time.....

      So be wise and choose something that will be easy for future development...
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      • Profile picture of the author madelyndon
        Originally Posted by information maven View Post

        Sorry to be such a newbie but what is CMS?
        content management system
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        • Profile picture of the author information maven
          sorry once again for the basic question. But what exactly is a content management system -- and how does it relate to blogs

          Originally Posted by madelyndon View Post

          content management system
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  • Profile picture of the author madelyndon
    Just give wordpress a try and use hostgator. Trust me, I knew nothing about it or building sites and everything you need to know is online. I wasn't going to use it but then just wanted to see what the fuss was all about. I just searched youtube videos and it mady it pretty simple. Just start playing around with it and you will figure it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I personally like Blogger. Very newbie friendly. And designing your blog is very easy.
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  • Profile picture of the author icoachu
    Wordpress is as simple (and powerful) as it gets.
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  • Profile picture of the author madelyndon
    Wordpress is one - so you would create your website/blog there. Don't get caught up in knowing everything right now. I didn't know much either - just Google everything and use youtube videos to show you how. Go sign up with hostgator and you can install wordpress from there. Again, just Google any question you have like, "how do I install wordpress from hostgator," and everything is right there. Sometimes you just have to get in there and play around and you will figure it out.
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  • Profile picture of the author topkat13
    WordPress and Host Gator - sound advice for any good start. And with thousands of threads throughout the internet for tips and solutions - we have never had a problem - fixing a problem. Once you go with your blog platform - getting traffic to it is the next step. Traffic is always the issue! If you like, you can visit our site for a FREE 16 video education course on traffic generation. It is packed with 3 hours of ideas that are low or no cost. Good luck and stick with it, and remember: Everything is hard until it's easy! But make it easier faster with education.
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  • Profile picture of the author eugenedm
    I prefer Wordpress than blogger because WP has more flexibility, more themes and the end result looks more professional.
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