[Pro] Setting up a blog in Freeway?

Hi guys

I don’t have a lot of web design experience, so have been using Freeway Pro to create simplistic but effective websites for small, local businesses on occasions when the need is required, and I’ve had an enquiry from a friend wondering if I can create a blog within the programme. Is there an action that covers this or a process and what is it called or how would I go about it?

Also, on a different subject, does anyone know if it’s possible to fairly easily convert website templates that I create with Freeway into Wordpress templates?

Also, was this forum actually created in Freeway itself?

Thanks for any help.

Steve.


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if I can create a blog within the programme

No but you can create a Blogger template with FW. There is a bucket load of server processing in the background that runs a Blog site so not doable totally within FW. And there are FW actions to help create the template.

Dan has a tutorial - look at this thread. http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/31133#m_31133

As to the Wordpress question - this thread might shed some light on that one. http://freewaytalk.net/thread/view/60806#m_60824

David


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You might also consider using Joomla. There are a couple of actions for template creation within Freeway Pro.

http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/101-joomla-actions-suite
http://actionsforge.com/projects/view/99-joomla-action-pack


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Thanks David, I’ll take a look at the tutorial.

chuckamuck, as previously mentioned, I’m not big on web design yet, but what exactly is (in simple terms) Joomla and why would it be a good way to go for this?

Thanks for your help.

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Joomla! is a content management system (CMS) which allows the site
owner (or anyone with access) to add/edit the site content (text,
images etc.) via a web interface without having to putz around with
editing site files, uploading and so on. These types of site are
referred to as “database-driven” because most are dependent on a MySQL
database though there are a few exceptions. It does not however allow
you to alter the structure/layout.

If you’re new to all this stuff then you may find that you’re “over
your skis” with Joomla! as it’s a brute of a system (though very
capable). There are many viable CMS options out there, many of which
are much more user-friendly, especially if you’re new to such things.
It really depends on the project and your (or client’s) comfort level.

Todd

On Dec 10, 2009, at 12:51 PM, Steve Wright wrote:

I’m not big on web design yet, but what exactly is (in simple terms)
Joomla and why would it be a good way to go for this?


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Joomla! is a content management system (CMS) which allows the site
owner (or anyone with access) to add/edit the site content (text,
images etc.) via a web interface without having to putz around with
editing site files, uploading and so on.

As Todd says. I was keying in on your mention of Wordpress (which is even more daunting) and suggesting Joomla as possible alternative. And yes, not exactly the easiest place to start for a beginner.


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This (freewaytalk) site was hand-coded by me in PHP. While you could use Freeway to build page templates to use in a content management system, it doesn’t have any built in functions to handle forms or talk to a database.

Walter


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