Best Way to Blog with Freeway

Hi All.

This thread goes back some way. It appears that nobody found the ideal solution for integrating a blog into their website, so I was wondering whether there has been any success since the release of Freeway 5.5?

Here is a website, which features a blog — http://www.pippinbarr.com/inininoutoutout — which I would like to implement in the same way into my own website: http://www.solarskistudio.com

Does anybody have any advice?

Thanks in advance
Chris


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Pulse CMS has a Blog feature and is straightforward to integrate with FW.

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Thanks DeltaDave!

Do you know if Pulse CMS is easy to implement?

I have no technical knowledge of web design, so would prefer a simple, copy-and-paste option within Freeway Pro, if that’s possible. Alternatively, do you know of an online tutorial that’s easy to follow, that would give me a similar result to http://www.pippinbarr.com/inininoutoutout ?

Thanks in advance
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Visit pulsecms.com and have a look.

Easy to install on your server and only a few lines of code to paste into FW.

Remember that any Blog system has a lot going on behind the scenes on your server.

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Thanks DeltaDave.

Just found the Admin Demo section on the page you suggested. Will try it out later today.

Many thanks!
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Some burning questions: What’s the diff between what’s formally called a blog and simple chunks of text on a page that each have a comments script attached? A designer could then set up a column of links for archiving… can’t we call that a blog?

Are we most concerned that it will work well with search engines? How will they know if such a custom design is not formally a blog (if it indeed isn’t)?

At least then there’s an alternate to those crummy generic templates.


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Hmm - I wonder why nobody mention blogger as an alternative. I have it in use although honestly I haven’t really something interesting to say.

Can’t say what “the” criteria for a blog is - to me:

  1. A place to add an article including images

  2. Somewhere an archive to refer on older entries

  3. A place to give visitors the chance to comment

  4. Tagging (not solved yet in my solutions)

Blogger is the collective version which is nicely to intergrate in an existing site - my CMS of choice WebYep I solved it using:

  1. Looped RichText Element (for the entries in word and image)

  2. The MenuElement for collecting all my entries and of course to create a new one

  3. Disqus as commenting system

As I said in both cases, tagging is unsolved but this would need probably an SQL and it’s not within the idea of an php based system.

The examples blogger:

http://www.kimmich-dm.blogspot.de/

The WebYep one:

http://www.test.q-ring.de/follower/denim-disqus-follow.php

I am not concerned about that google stuff cause as far as I can see is Freeway does a brilliant job regarding SEO if you follow a few simple rules.

Both solutions (and of course some others too) would be without problem to be set up for a “third person” without sharing to much case-sensitive passwords.

Does this make sense?

Cheers

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The WebYep one:
http://www.test.q-ring.de/follower/denim-disqus-follow.php

Is this freeway + webyep made? I really like it. I cant understand what you in that, and its a pity, because I suppose you explain somethings you have used. Is there any english version?

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I would say the most important difference is an RSS feed. I read many blogs but never visit the actual web sites. An RSS feed distributes your content to readers how they want to view it. Especially on mobile devices.

David

On 14 Apr 2012, at 06:15, “Joe” email@hidden wrote:

What’s the diff between what’s formally called a blog and simple chunks of text on a page that each have a comments script attached?


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@rakeljuice

Glad you like it. Yes - indeed, FW+WY. It is just a project and everything is more a blabla at current stat. The idea behind this is:

  1. To collect my entire knowledge about WebYep on one place.
  2. To test some features
  3. The question if a project like this is one day able to ship as a complete template - ready to go.

… but probably not the right place to discuss this here :slight_smile:

Cheers

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so, please, go on then!


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Thomas,
Could you tell me how to create an Archive for a blog created in Freeway with Disqus and WebYep. I know how to do everything except the Archive.
Referring to your post on 14 Apr 2012

Thanks

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The archive is the web yep-menu, which allows you to create the new page-instances (blog-entries) that are each naturally then collected by the menu.

One of the downsides of this method is the missing TAG opportunity and a missing excerpt page (such as read more).

So it’s a simple small nearby-solution.

Max has another method. He’s creating the “read-more page” by using loops with the wy-read more action (which is here creating the new page-instances for you). This looks more blog-like, but here the archive is this read-more page.

The combination of them both is not possible - but would be pretty cool.

I read your other thread as well (blogger):

I think you should anyway see the blogger-world separated from the rest of the page, having nothing to do with the “general” created static webpage. All you need is a common page css-menu (static) which let you switch elegant between them.

The downside here (however this is not my personal concern):

You have to send your client to create a new blog-entry to the blogger world while general page-changings have to be made in the WebYep-World.

Cheers

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http://pulsecms.com … it’s so easy for blogs, you can do your thing from your phone while you’re enjoying the moment at a truckstop’s toilet.

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while you’re enjoying the moment at a truckstop’s toilet

That brings an unfortunate image to mind!

D :wink:


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