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  1. CallUp
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    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'd like to start my own WordPress blog, and am now shopping around for Hosting Companies.

    I'd like to create a blog with some third party content, my opinions/insights on certain topics, and then I'd like to offer guests the chance to register, log in, comment on posts, and also to create posts of their own (to help create content).

    Is this all easily doable with WordPress or would I have to get WordPress MU to allow registered users to create posts of their own on my blog?

    Thanks, in advance, for your help.

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    If you want it all in one blog, I'd go for WP, not MU (then everybody can make his/her own blog). Everything you want can be done with a standard install (assuming that you just put the "third party content" in a post and type a few thoughts there yourself too).

  3. CallUp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Thanks Gangleri for your response,

    So, just to be clear, you're saying that with a standard install of WordPress, visitors could register, sign in, comment on existing posts, AND have the option to create new posts in my blog--which could then be commented on?

    I guess I'm trying to envision why someone would need to upgrade to MU, if all that is achievable in the standard download.

  4. CallUp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    This other question doesn't really relate to WordPress so you might not have the answer:

    Regarding your comment on Third Party content, is it acceptable to have a title, picture, and a blurb of a news feed with link to the original source, or would that be violating their copyrights?

    I see this kind of thing on HuffingtonPost and other blogs, but they might have an agreement with those news sources - not sure.

  5. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Previous post: yes.
    Last post: not sure either.

  6. CallUp
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I've been doing some research and have found a great page that shows the legal rights of a blogger regarding using content from other sources, for anyone who is interested: Blogger's Legal Guide

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