There are so many people twittering and asking about what blogging platform to choose – wordpress, tumblr , blogger, self hosted wordpress. So I decided that it is time to explain my view on this matter.
Tunblr is a micro blogging enviroment for simple, quick blogging with support for posts, images, quotes, video, audio and links – all you need to get your message out as quick as possible. A simple interface for super fast blogging. Not feature extensive as the others.. but that is the beuaty of the beist. Quick and simple, great for personal and quick blogging. Continue reading “WordPress and Tumblr Pros and Cons”
I was writing an article earlier today on Blogging Tips and I received the famous Internal Server Error. When this happens you can still access non WordPress pages on your site and see your favicon however the site is unusable and you cannot access any pages, including the WordPress admin area,
This is the kind of message you will see if you have an Internal Server Error :
Internal Server Error The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request.
Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error.
More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
Additionally, a 500 Internal Server Error error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.
WordPress is a fantastically versatile blogging platform. It is fully capable of not only providing everything you need in a blog, but can be pushed even further to provide everything you need in a website, CMS, social network and all-in-one convection oven. Okay, maybe that last one was pushing it.
There are a lot of options available to you if you are looking to add some social media aspects to your WordPress blog or further extend the capabilities of WordPress as a social network. It is worth mentioning that the makers of WordPress have introduced a plugin for WPMU called buddypress which is geared towards building a social network with WordPress. But WordPress MU requires dedicated hosting and not all of us can afford that.
OpenId – If you want your users to register in order to post comments you may have an easier time getting users to sign up with an existing OpenId. OpenID is a universal authentication protocol that you can obtain from many major providers like WordPress.com and Yahoo. This plugin allows users to login with an Open ID to manage the blog or simply post a comment. The plugin also allows you to use your own WordPress blog as an Open ID provider so you can use it for other Open ID enabled sites. Continue reading “Build interactive online community with WordPress plugins”