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markw10
11-06-2008, 08:22 PM
I have decided to create a blog that links off of my ecommerce website. It will be in a subdirectory, www.yoursite.com/blog. I will have links from the blog onto our regular website and of course vice versa our ecommerce site will have a link to our blog.
We are running the website on CRE Loaded (OS Commerce based) and I'm wondering which software would work best. We have seen Joomla, WordPress, Expression Engine, and Drupal.
We just plan to have a basic blog and it won't necessarily be a standalone website. Most blogging will be done by one person and we just want to have separate categories for the subject areas on the blog. We'd want the ability to have pictures within our posts and hyperlinks to our ecommerce site along with standard HTML in the posts. We'd also likely want to get a custom template done at a later date. Which solution would work best for these type of needs?

acemi
11-07-2008, 09:43 AM
We have seen Joomla, WordPress, Expression Engine, and Drupal.
We just plan to have a basic blog and it won't necessarily be a standalone website.

Joomla and Drupal are big, clumsy CMSs for complete content management and website control/ implementation.

I think Wordpress is ideal for all small to medium websites and for blogs of any size. All the features one could ever need are available in Wordpress either as a native feature or as an addon or plugin. There are literally thousands of templates available to customize the look and feel of your blog. Setup and maintenance is very easy and mostly automated so you don't even feel like you're making web pages. Software and security updates are frequent and can be done for you using plugins.

If you consider that blogs such as the following use Wordpress, you can be rest assured that it is scalable and adaptable enough for any blog need your company will ever have:

http://scobleizer.com/
http://mashable.com/
http://icanhascheezburger.com/
http://www.blogs.xerox.com/
http://blog.digg.com/
http://blog.mozilla.com/


Hope this helps

dvduval
11-18-2008, 04:18 PM
Wordpress has the largest user base. Their support is sometimes poor on their forums, but if you look around there are plenty of people that can help you with wordpress. There are also more templates and mods for wordpress than any other blog product.