Multi user blog tools – overall ratings and reviews

These are the final ratings of a broader review of the multi-user blogging solutions Drupal, Elgg, Manila, Movable Type, WordPress MultiUser and pLog. These particular applications were selected for review due to the authors familiarity with them, their php / MySQL configuration and… time limitations. If you would like to suggest another particular product and offer a comparison between it and these here, please do so in the comments.

Drupal is an excellent content management system or focussed community management application that doesn’t really cut the mustard when it comes to providing multiple blogs. Technically perfect but is limited by …

  • Posted on: August 25th, 2008
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Blog Hui!

Quite wonderfully Blogtalk Downunder has inspired, in part, New Zealand’s first International blog conference… Blog Hui.

So why don’t ya go and make a bunch of kiwis very very happy by proposing a paper, poster, praxis or workshop… beautiful Wellington combined with a quick scoot round the island sounds like a good way to spend the middle of March to me!!!…

  • Posted on: December 1st, 2005
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Giving a blog – The Whys, Wheres and Hows of Successful Multi User Blogging

This is part of a larger, ongoing series which examines how – in 2005 / 2006 – you can give people blogs. Visit the contents page to see the lot or grab the feed to keep up with new stuff!

Following on from the review of different multi user blogging tools I’m keen for this section to examine the ways in which different multi-user blogging platforms work. The plan is that this will provoke discussion and inform people who are giving blogs through multi user tools and it’s broken down into several different parts.

First up it’s going to consider …

  • Posted on: November 16th, 2005
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Google finally gets me :)

Well, it has taken a while but Blogsavvy seems to finally have been let out of the Google sandpit and is now no.1 result for ‘blog consultant’ also no. 1 for ‘professional blog‘ and up there as no. 1 for ‘blogging consultant‘ as well.

Which means that in this month so far I have received a staggering 7, yes 7, referrals for ‘professional blog’, 3 for ‘blog consulting’ and a square 0 (zero) for ‘blog consultant’! Perhaps my forecast for business through search results might be a little, um, off whack ;D…

  • Posted on: November 8th, 2005
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Are global communities more local than we might expect?

Reading a post by D’Arcy Norman expounding (a bit) on the global community of edubloggers that Josie Fraser is illustrating through her rather nifty use of the mapping tool Frappr got me thinking about how perhaps the massive globalisation of our communities through blogs might in fact be creating far more local communities than we already have.

Put it this way, existing pre-web and to a large degree pre-blog our communities were generally made up of people geographically close to us. Yes, there have always been conferences and yes there have, in an academic sense at least, always been journals …

  • Posted on: October 27th, 2005
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