I do like your blog site and I think it works well. In your experience, was it easy to set up and customize the functionality? I noticed you do not approve messages prior to posting. Do you worry about people posting inappropriate topics/content that are malicious or such in nature? Is there a control mechanism to view/approve messages before they are posted? Why did you pick WordPress? How is the management/back-end? What about errors/problems you have had? I will definitely download and give it a try, but any experiences you would like to share would be greatly appreciated. :D
I have been recently using wordpress too and I like it too. To come to your questions: it is easy to set up and there is a conrol mechanism to view/approve messages before they are posted. But I think if you want much interactivity you should give it free and moderate after if needed, but that’s my opinion. I didn’t have error’s, it’s working very wel. And also a good thing of wordpress is that there are a lot of plugins for everything. So that’s me about wordpress. I should say: just give it a try :)
The admin interface is pretty nice, and like Edwin said, there are a zillion plugins to extend functionality.
I chose to auto-approve comments… just a personal choice. I get an email for each comment so if something gets published that is nasty I can moderate it right away. I don’t get much of that at all though. Askimet handles all the spam and I get very little of that too.
I appreciate your input! I am definitely going to give WordPress a try. I’m hoping I have PHP support. I’ve never worked with PHP and MySQL before. I think I’m going to have a learning curve. :idea: The auto-approve module sounds great and I’ll give it a try. This way I moderate without stopping the flow of postings. I’ve never heard of Askimet? :?: Does that come with WordPress?
:o HELP! I’ve downloaded WordPress and MySQL (which I’m not familiar with either). I’ve read the Famous 5-minute install. Opened the wp-config-sample.php and then I got lost :? because I do not have a database setup so that I can input the information.
// ** MySQL settings ** //
define(‘DB_NAME’, ‘putyourdbnamehere’); // The name of the database
define(‘DB_USER’, ‘usernamehere’); // Your MySQL username
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’, ‘yourpasswordhere’); // …and password
I’m used to working with Access database and Coldfusion and I’m really lost getting started.
Can you point me in the right direction?
Yes, a screencast would be great. My problem right now is creating a database in MySQL. In MYSQL Command Line Client for version 5.0.51b-community I entered the command CREATE DATABASE blog and also tried CREATE SCHEMA blog but nothing seems to happen. It seems like a simple thing. Any advice as to what I’m doing wrong?
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