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Old 01. Jul 2012, 08:50 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've been playing around making websites on places like weebly and blogger but i want to make something for someone else. The idea is i make and build the website on a free domain but i want to have a section that allows a person to login and make a post and then log out. when they login though i want it so they can only post not edit the site in any way. but are able to manage a post in case they make a mistake and need to remove or change the post without affecting the web page. Similar to how this site works. I can make these post but not affect how Gizmos website works at all.

Can it be done a weebly or blogger website? Weebly offer the option of making Blogs, portfolios, and forums but im not sure if thats what im looking for.

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Old 02. Jul 2012, 12:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have recently launched a website and I used Wordpress which has the facility to allow people to log in and make a post.

The great thing about Wordpress is the huge amount of plugins that you can use to customize your site. I also like the overall ethos of the company and it has great help sections and a forum.

https://wordpress.org/

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I was under the impression that on wordpress if someone logs in they can make post but they will also have access to the main settings of the webpage changing the appearance and other functions that i dont want them to have access to
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Old 02. Jul 2012, 11:36 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Your impression is completely erroneous as no webmaster would design a website that would give full admin rights to a person or persons unknown. This includes somebody who has logged in and posted.

You can still maintain full editorial control over what is posted and they certainly do not have control over any part of your site. You are in control otherwise it would mean your site could be hacked but with all the various security plugins available this shouldn't be an issue.

Hope all that makes sense!
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WordPress provides for five different classes of registered user - Administrator, Editor, Author, Contributor, Subscriber - in decreasing order of rights. There are also plug-ins to provide for different security measures. You can require registration to comment or not. You can set things up so you (the Administrator) get to see any comments or posts before they get published. As Torres says, WordPress has many features.
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Old 03. Jul 2012, 04:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Apart from Wordpress, which is quite popular, there are other Content Management Systems (CMS) too, in which you can create separate logins, and control the accounts. On Gizmo's Freeware, we use Drupal for the main site.

You can read about other free CMS here :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-cms.htm
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Developing and building websites has actually been one of the few things that has taken my interest for a long time now and I just think that it would be really nice to be able to go and make things work that easy.

But from a perspective, there really is not standard tool that you could use to build the best web site as it basically goes with what components you would like to work, just right.
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Sorry for not replying in this thread, I kinda got overwhelmed trying to make a website. But i've up'd my understanding now from when i previously wrote this thread, Im no longer using the simple Blogger or weebly sites. Im now switching between wordpress, drupal, jamoola to find which one best suites me. As a complete newbie i didn't get on with jamoola, Drupla was easier but i need a little more guidance, wordpress was about the same as drupal.

Im trying to find a good Free webhosting site.

Im currently signed up to freehostingcloud.com They seem alright.

Im looking at http://www.1freehosting.com/free-web...d-hosting.html Has anyone had any experience with this webhost?

I noticed they tick a load of boxes but it doesn't show whats not ticked. Or if im more persuaded because there website looks nice , Or can anyone suggest other free hosing sites?

Im gona start looking at tutorials for making a website. Im not sure where to start do i go for wordpress such sites and when im fluent go to building my own with things like Kompozer or the other way around?

Build a website with Kompzer or similar programs so i can better understand wordpress and drupal?
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For free web hosting, you can have a look at this thread :

http://www.techsupportalert.com/free...e-webhost.html

It's two years old, but might still be relevant.

As for website building, I don't have any experience, but I think it will be easier to start off with a CMS based site, like Wordpress, Drupal etc, because these are easier to start up and manage, and you will have a working site within no time. Then, you can learn things on the way. Gizmo's main site is built using Drupal.
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...Im not sure where to start do i go for wordpress such sites and when im fluent go to building my own with things like Kompozer or the other way around?

Build a website with Kompzer or similar programs so i can better understand wordpress and drupal?
I think if you simply want a website that works out-of-the-box then Wordpress or Drupal is the way to go.

As I mentioned in my original post WP has a huge variety of plugins and therefore, no knowledge of coding is required. I am sure that building your own website would ultimately be more satisfying than using templates, but it can be time consuming and when things go wrong also very frustrating!

Good luck.
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