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Trygve Lunde
09-21-2008, 04:10 PM
Hello

i really want to start a blogging site about nutrition, training and other stuff. I really like to write and hear what people think about it.
But i was wondering where can i get a site wich has the setup as theiflife.com or other great people on this site that have there own site. I want to be able to put my posts in different categories etc.

Patrick Donnelly
09-21-2008, 04:46 PM
Just use Blogspot. Free and easy to use with a WYSIWYG editor.

Mike ODonnell
09-21-2008, 08:03 PM
I don't help competitors!

Ha....just kidding....

Any blogging platform can do many things....blogger.com, blogspot, etc....all host the blog for you and give you limited design options, but also good for someone that doesn't know much about computer coding and doesn't want to get into that.

Next best option is Wordpress as that is the most powerful software out there....but you have to pay for hosting and install it all yourself.

As for design you can buy themes or find free ones....I just upgraded mine again and it was very HTML/PHP intensive...but I am a computer dork at heart ever since I got my commodore 64.

In the end.....content is more important than design...although I like to make things look good too, but if my content sucked no one would be on it.

Trygve Lunde
09-21-2008, 11:04 PM
i have checked out the blogger.com site but the designs didnt have the category archive and other stuff i wanted. As for design i think ill have to find something else if thats possible or buy one yes.
Im also kind of good with computers but html/php i never got into :(

Would be great if you could helped me out a bit Mike. I just need some functions on my site like searching and be able to put posts in different categories.

standard blogger there is only archives by date.

George Mounce
09-22-2008, 12:06 AM
i have checked out the blogger.com site but the designs didnt have the category archive and other stuff i wanted. As for design i think ill have to find something else if thats possible or buy one yes.
Im also kind of good with computers but html/php i never got into :(

Would be great if you could helped me out a bit Mike. I just need some functions on my site like searching and be able to put posts in different categories.

standard blogger there is only archives by date.

Not true, you can categorize easily and add searches. You just need to learn more about the functions that are provided. Blogspot has all of those functions available.

Trygve Lunde
09-22-2008, 04:52 AM
ahh ok :) then i will dig deep into it and respond when ive found out :D

Mike ODonnell
09-22-2008, 10:35 AM
Like George said, you can get all those functions on blogspot or eblogger. I would also go look in the CF affiliate forums for info as many affiliates use those platforms for their blogs as well. Just takes time and playing around with it....as most things in life.