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    Regular Coder harlequin2k5's Avatar
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    Question about blogs

    Awhile back I had asked about how to make a blog and while I was at the office I think I signed up on blogspot (can't remember which one)

    I've heard alot about wordpress and so many others and my question is this...

    searching on google I came across a bajillion different blog sets and I noticed that they're all "hosted" - after going to a couple of these services I found that they are not necessarily private blogs - in other words others can not only see the blogs but also post to them

    Please advise whether or not this is true for all blogs or if there is a way to keep a blog private - I don't mind if others read it but I definitely don't want anyone posting to it

    Thanks for your time!

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    Regular Coder Graft-Creative's Avatar
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    On my wordpress blog (if you can call it a blog, I can never think of ought to write lol) I have it set up so all comments are emailed to me first for approval (I think this is the default setting).


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    Senior Coder nikkiH's Avatar
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    Most open source blogs can be downloaded and installed on your host and you can set things like who has post, who can view, etc.
    I use XOOPS (installed it on my host) and it has a blog module. I control who posts where, etc, for the CMS stuff, and you can do that for the blog portion, too.

    My Blogger.com account (hosted elsewhere) also allows me to control who can post and whatnot.

    We use Movable Type and phpBB at work and it's similar. You can set accounts and settings and whatnot.

    If this post contains any code, I may or may not have tested it. It's probably just example code, so no getting knickers in a bunch over a typo, OK? If it doesn't have basic error checking in it, such as object detection or checking if objects are null before using them, put that in there. I'm giving examples, not typing up your whole app for you. You run code at your own risk.
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    Regular Coder zro@rtv's Avatar
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    on wordpress you couild disable commenting all together if you like, and it also has an option to make a post "private" so that others can not see it.

    "If HTML and the Web made all the online documents look like one huge book, RDF, schema, and inference languages will make all the data in the world look like one huge database"
    -Tim Berners-Lee, Weaving the Web, 1999


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