What is the best way to add blogging to my site?
Posted 23 March 2011 - 05:17 PM
I have a client that I am moving into PW. She is interested in having blogging on the new site. What do you suggest I do?
I could easily add a link to an external blogger like blogspot. Is this what others are doing? Any suggestions are appreciated.
Hi and welcome to the forums srbobc!
If your clients blogging needs are relatively simple, you could easily create new template like "blogentry" and add it fields like "title", "datetime", "body", "images", "comments" (http://processwire.c...405.html#msg405) and maybe "categories" (page) and stuff like this. Then it would be probably wise to add also template "blogfront" where you could render latest blog posts that are children of that page, with pagination of course (and if you are using categories, then allow url segments and render posts from those categories also).
This might sound much more complicated than it is, but simple news listing, product list, blog etc is very straightforward to setup after you do it once. Customizing it exactly for your needs is where pw is at it's best: you have full control of every aspect of the output.
If you need a lot more features, and maybe not so much control, then your best bet would probably be blogger, wordpress or something like that. Of course one possibility is to run self hosted wp and pw (wp & pw, hehe) side by side. Anyone done that yet?
Posted 24 March 2011 - 09:32 AM
On sites where the client has asked for a blog, I've used WordPress. ProcessWire and WordPress run alongside each other quite well. Then I'll use WordPress RSS feeds to pull blog entry headlines into ProcessWire so that they can be output anywhere on the site, so make it seem like it's all running together...
Posted 06 June 2011 - 08:54 AM
http://finlay.tumblr...to-your-website (if you copy the code from here you should replace the quotation marks)
I'm only a graphic designer adventuring on learning webdesign and programming. Please correct me if i'm saying everything wrong here
Posted 07 June 2011 - 09:02 AM
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