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Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:22 am
by Cittasanto
I have recently decided to move my blog somewhere else, the site I am currently using has good features but it somewhat of a bother for a few reasons, and I am wanting to dedicate more to certain topics.

any suggestions of a good site that also allows photos, videos and documents to be loaded up, dedicated tabs, and comments from non-members?

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:03 pm
by Ben
Try wordpress, Cittasanto.
kind regards,

Ben

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:04 pm
by Kim OHara
If you don't mind paying a little bit for it, you can register your own domain name (manapa.com?) and set up your own blog on any of the commercial web hosts. That's what I did and it is costing me, from memory, around $40 per year for domain registration and about $10 per year for the hosting (I got an 'introductory special' from a newish company :smile: ). You can install your own software (I use WordPress, which is free) and do what you like ...

Any 'free' hosting probably has downsides simply because the people offering it want to give as little as they can and get as much as they can. That's life, I'm afraid, although sometimes you can be lucky.

:namaste:
Kim

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:40 pm
by Yana
Cittasanto wrote:I have recently decided to move my blog somewhere else, the site I am currently using has good features but it somewhat of a bother for a few reasons, and I am wanting to dedicate more to certain topics.

any suggestions of a good site that also allows photos, videos and documents to be loaded up, dedicated tabs, and comments from non-members?
Hey how about Blogger!I use Blogger it's pretty neat.

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:23 pm
by Cittasanto
I am looking at weebly, looks like it has the feachures I am looking for but due to financial restraints I wont be setting my site up.

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:07 pm
by Cittasanto
I chose weebly http://cittasanto.weebly.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and got it sorted with everything I want on it!
Cant add videos or audio there though :( but nothing major!

Any feedback is welcome.

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:41 pm
by Moggalana
Have you looked into http://www.tumblr.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;? You should be able to embed videos from YouTube or Vimeo and audio files from soundcloud etc.

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:02 pm
by Cittasanto
I am sure I could here also but it isn't something I do often

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:23 pm
by Kim OHara
Cittasanto wrote:I chose weebly http://cittasanto.weebly.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and got it sorted with everything I want on it!
Cant add videos or audio there though :( but nothing major!

Any feedback is welcome.
Looks good!
:twothumbsup:

Kim

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:43 pm
by Cittasanto
Kim O'Hara wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I chose weebly http://cittasanto.weebly.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and got it sorted with everything I want on it!
Cant add videos or audio there though :( but nothing major!

Any feedback is welcome.
Looks good!
:twothumbsup:

Kim
thanks I have edited it a little bit, there is now a calender there!

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:47 am
by Yana
Very good source to study from and also the Art part is Amazing!Good Work my friend.Keep it Up! :hello:

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:27 pm
by Cittasanto
Hi,
I started a site dedicated to what I like recipes, photography walking... called Cittasantos humanities and I am confused as to why the hell it is getting more views than the Dhamma site, as an example when I checked the today it was 17 for cittasanto, and 30 visits for Cittasantos Humanities so far, what the hell is happening????

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:12 am
by Ben
Nice work, Cittasanto!

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:55 pm
by Cittasanto
Hi All,
just updated two of the pages to a content style rather than a blog style, what are your thoughts, works, doesn't work?
the two styles of the meditation page New & original

The Two Styles of the Translations page New & Original

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:42 pm
by Kim OHara
Cittasanto wrote:Hi All,
just updated two of the pages to a content style rather than a blog style, what are your thoughts, works, doesn't work?
the two styles of the meditation page New & original

The Two Styles of the Translations page New & Original
New versions are a great improvement on the old - much easier to see what's there and the relationships between one item and the next.

:clap: :clap:

Kim

Re: Blog hosting sites

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:21 am
by Cittasanto
Kim O'Hara wrote:New versions are a great improvement on the old - much easier to see what's there and the relationships between one item and the next.

:clap: :clap:

Kim
Thanks Kim!
I quite like the meditation page now, but the translations page is a concern.