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Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Kärpänen, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Kärpänen

    Kärpänen Registered Member

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    I want to run a blog on two different categories: News and reviews.

    I'd like them both to act as a blog. They both should have then their own categories. I hope that you got this. :S

    Is Wordpress possible to be modded to work like this?
    I just need two pages to both act as a blog on same site/cms.
     
  2. Panique

    Panique Power Member

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    Either Joomla or Wordpress is good if you really want a CMS I recommend Joomla,

    they got allot of good extensions
     
  3. trigger_my_passion

    trigger_my_passion Junior Member

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    WordPress lets you create sub categories. So 'News' and 'Reviews' would be your categories. With in 'News', you can have child/sub categories like 'News 1', 'News 2' and same with the other category.
     
  4. N.R.P

    N.R.P Regular Member

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    Wordpress is a very flexible CMS.
    I'm not very knowledged on it tho, but from what i understood, it seems its not that difficult .
     
  5. Kärpänen

    Kärpänen Registered Member

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    I haven't had very good experiences with Joomla, I guess I could try again.

    But I mean that I want to post reviews and news on my niche. Reviews on page1 and news on page 2. Maybe show news on index-page and reviews on another.
     
  6. mattstrike

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    As usual, it comes down to what you need your site to do. If you really just need to put up a ton of content, then either Joomla or WordPress will work. If you need to integrate other goodies, like forums, or user authentication, etc. then I would say Joomla hands down.

    I should also state that I am a Joomla fan, so take my advice with a grain of salt. Some people will suggest Nuke or Drupal, but, IMHO, Joomla does a great job of making things really easy, and there are a lot of great themes available which means that you can get a fairly pro looking site up and running in not a lot of time.
     
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    Look up Frog CMS. You can set up two different 'blogs' if you want on the same site. Very easy.
     
  8. newbyr

    newbyr Newbie

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    There are some good templates for joomla that fit the news type site.
     
  9. wazzzup

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    THe power of Joomla compared to Wordpress of HUGEEE i't like David and Goliath here, where obviously Joomla is Goliath.

    The leraning curve for joomla is a little steeper but man once you get the hang of it it's a real killer

    And so many amazing templates are available for joomla.

    Just take a look @ w3.Gav*ick.com this is what joomla is all about !
     
  10. buttercup

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    But david DESTROYED goliath!

    Not to jack the topic at all, but maybe some extra help: What if I want to do a resource site? Maybe an easy news posting capability, but mostly for resources rather than blog posts?
     
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    I'd go with Joomla but I'm a big fan of it as well. Once you know how to use it you crank out just about any type of site you like in a few hours, review sites, memberships sites.,etc. There is even a free review component you can install in Joomla.
     
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    joomla is extremely easy and flexible. Just ftp and go. Its like using word. It seems a little daunting looking at it, but once you get inside, you will see that its pretty easy.
     
  13. KennWort

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    I have a question re: joomla...

    Many goorooz scream wordpress because of it's built-in ping tool, and
    ease of SEO for natural searches. Does Joomla have this too?
     
  14. soctal

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    i will have to suggest wordpress for single user or drupal for multi-users. drupal is said to have great "taxonomy" modules, or so i hear. since they are all free, try all of them. go their sites and take a look at all the inventory of modules for wordpress, drupal, or joomla and a look at their forums to see how inquiries and questions are answered. also when you go to drupal site keyword in joomla to look for former users of joomla and vice versa on the joomla site or ask a question on both sites. good luck!
     
  15. Orangecat

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    I've used a lot of the CMS systems out there and I like ExpressionEngine the best by far. It's fully customizable, easy to use and has a truckload of features.

    It might be overkill for what you're doing, but if you want something that has a ton of options and is more flexible than the majority of CMSs out there then I'd suggest checking it out.
     
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    For a blog defineatly Wordpress. Joomla is awesome but I would only go for Joomla in case of needing any site needed more advanced functions like a member site or similar. And in case of needing far more advanced stuff then Joomla can provide, like a huge community or corporate site I would go for Drupla.
     
  17. Chris Devon

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    I see you are recommending drupal. Have you ever had a problem with it or needed some info on on a problem? Oh the flame you receive on there community forum
     
  18. Chris Devon

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    I just checked the website wazzzup posted. The templates look so fu*cking beautiful
     
  19. N.R.P

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    I totally agree. I've never tried joomla before, but this themes definatly opened my curiosity.
     
  20. Chris Devon

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    What about the joomla security issues. I heard that its to easy to hack a joomla based website