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wordpress on blogspot (17 posts)

  1. faridz7
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    hey there, was just wondering if i could use wordpress on my blogspot account? is that possible? i was tempted to use wordpress.com and blogsome.com but am cautious bout it going down etc as i wouldnt want any of my post/work to go missing. thanks, merry xmas.

  2. scaturan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    WordPress, by itself is a publishing platform, a weblog system that is much like Blogger but in many ways, better. http://wbloggar.com/ might be something you are looking for.

  3. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    To answer the question: No. BlogSpot is a Blogger-only environment, and is not designed to allow for the use (let alone install) of other blogging systems.

  4. faridz7
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i realize that wordpress is a publishing platform by itself..but it needs a host right? i was gonna sign up with webblogs.us but theyre not taking any new users, so im guessing ive to stick with wordpress.com i guess

  5. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you're looking to stick with free blog hosting, you could dig around for someone offering up shared space, but otherwise WordPress.com or Blogsome is pretty much what you'll be stuck with.

  6. faridz7
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    yeah, i just realize that with blogsome.com and wordpress.com, i can only use the themes that THEY provide and i cant use anyones..like the ones frm alexking.org. am i right with this? i guess ive to use my own webspace or something

  7. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yes, hosted blogs allow only limited numbers of themes, and wordpress.com allows no plugins (not sure about blogsome as to plugins).

  8. faridz7
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    so lets say i host my wordpress blog on my own domain, lets say abc.com for arguments sake....does anyone know how much space that would take?

  9. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's not space - it's the host.
    The actual code is around 1MB for wp2.0

    Look at the Hosting page here (but stay well away from Dreamhost !) and see what they offer.
    If you want lots of WP support on hand, then you could consider http://www.freshlypressed.net/
    (in the interests of clarity, I am part of FreshlyPressed)

    Look at everything on offer, ask them questions then go with what you like.

  10. Joni
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    If you want a blogging community without having to have a web hosting account, try the Opera Community.

    http://my.opera.com/community/blogs/

    It even allows you 300MB of space to upload personal files, and a photo album. If that's what you are looking for.

    However, if you are as enamored of WordPress as most of the rest of us here, you'll either want to pony up the cash for web hosting space or head over to http://mu.wordpress.org and check out this thread:

    http://mu.wordpress.org/forums/topic/280

    It's an informal list of folks running WPMU on their sites. Some of these people offer free blogs running WP. It's not just limited to WP.com, you see!

    Good luck!

  11. faridz7
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    thanks very much!

  12. samureye
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    With your blogger.com blog you can put in a skin to make it look like wordpress though.

  13. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey podz, quick question: what's everyone's beef with Dreamhost? I've never used them (nor am I considering), I simply want to know for curiosity's sake.

    ~Jonathan

  14. ozzie123
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Worry not, I think wordpress.com is rarely down if compared to blogspot on their earlier days.

    And yes, there's quite a buzz with dreamhost especially with their introduction of a very interesting affiliate programs :)

  15. notthatugly
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Jonathan: there have been some issues with Dreamhost telling wordpress users that they're using up too many server resources. That said, I'm with them and haven't had any problems so far.

  16. Jonathan Landrum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, okay. I'm with Hosting Insiders and they never tell me anything of the sort, but there's no "one click" install of WP, either. Now that I've (finally) got WP installed and working, though, that just seems insignificant. Thanks for the 411.

    ~Jonathan

  17. Joni
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    @Jonathan, I moved my blog to Dreamhost because I got an insanely cheat deal, with the discount code, I ended up paying about $21 for a year's worth of hosting.

    It doesn't have a cPanel interface, but the menu is easy enough to figure out. There's a nice one-click install of WordPress and a couple of other programs. And that's about as fancy as it gets.

    I haven't gotten a nastygram from them about usage, but then my blog gets little traffic. What I don't care for is the fact that they have something called Fopen disabled in some way so that two of my favorite plugins, RumMovie, and WP Amazon, don't work. Other than that, they're fine, and you can't beat that price with the discount.

    My tech support questions have been answered promptly and courteously and there's been minimum downtime that I've experienced personally. FWIW.

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