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Postby Cittasanto » Sun Mar 18, 2012 11:22 am

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?
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Ben » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:03 pm

Try wordpress, Cittasanto.
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Mar 18, 2012 12:04 pm

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.

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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Yana » Sun Mar 18, 2012 1:40 pm

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.
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Mar 18, 2012 3:23 pm

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.
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:07 pm

I chose weebly http://cittasanto.weebly.com/ and got it sorted with everything I want on it!
Cant add videos or audio there though :( but nothing major!

Any feedback is welcome.
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Moggalana » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:41 pm

Have you looked into www.tumblr.com? You should be able to embed videos from YouTube or Vimeo and audio files from soundcloud etc.
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:02 pm

I am sure I could here also but it isn't something I do often
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:23 pm

Cittasanto wrote:I chose weebly http://cittasanto.weebly.com/ 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!
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Mar 21, 2012 11:43 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Cittasanto wrote:I chose weebly http://cittasanto.weebly.com/ 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!
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Kim

thanks I have edited it a little bit, there is now a calender there!
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Yana » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:47 am

Very good source to study from and also the Art part is Amazing!Good Work my friend.Keep it Up! :hello:
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:27 pm

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????
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Ben » Thu Apr 19, 2012 1:12 am

Nice work, Cittasanto!
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:55 pm

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
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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Kim OHara » Sun Oct 14, 2012 9:42 pm

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.

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Re: Blog hosting sites

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Oct 15, 2012 6:21 am

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.
This offering maybe right, or wrong, but it is one, the other, both, or neither!
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