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Working on my senior project and the client wants to put a blog on their website for customers to use. I do not think she understands that a blog is meant for a single person, but hey what can I say. Besides the fact I think its a bad idea, I am not sure if its possible to do it the way they want it done. Their website is controlled by the headquarters in another state and the only access the affiliate offices have is through a 'web editor' program which they can use to maintain their affiliate web site with the WYSIWYG editor. So I have a lot of limitations on what I can do and adding a new 'page' to their menu is not one of them, although I can upload a web page and then link it to an existing page. Their site claims to support php, flash, etc. (do not have the list in front of me).

What I believe the client wants is to actually see the blog contents on one of their main pages without having to go to another link. So, their customers go to the page, see the blog and what others have posted, and then they can post comments or post a new topic. I really think what she wants is a message board but in a blog type format.

They are not going to want advertisements and they are a non-profit so they do not want to 'buy' anything.

Any suggestions? One of my professors uses word press on her website and doesn't like it (actually hates it with a passion), are their any others out there that are very user friendly that would work? I am going to try to convince them this is not really a good idea (not for their type of business), but I would still like to know if there is any such free application out there that may work.

I would just program one, but I simply do not have the time to do that.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 5
someones i look into but i went with wordpress and love it so far lol
LifeType
http://lifetype.net/
Nucleus CMS
http://nucleuscms.org/
Serendipity
http://www.s9y.org/

they would be a worth looking at smile.gif
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Thanks for the suggestions, I will look into them!
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post #4 of 5
It's not a blog your client is asking for. You need to hook up a Categorized news article for her to use with a good editor such as JCE. However I recommend Wordpress as a standalone if she really wants a blog. Just bridge it with your current CMS.
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post #5 of 5
Other open source bulliten boards/forums also would be of interest

http://www.mybb.com/
http://www.phpbb.com/

wikis/groupware

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/MediaWiki
http://webcollab.sourceforge.net/

im looking into some of these solutions to bridge with my CMS like i have bridged my LMS Claroline Learning Management System for my online english school in Thailand smile.gif
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