Essential Blogging

Essential Blogging

By: Mena Trott (author), Rael Dornfest (author), Cory Doctorow (author), Benjamin Trott (author), Shelley Powers (author), J.Scott Johnson (author)Paperback

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Anyone can run a blog (an online journal). From personal diaries to political commentary and technology observations, bloggers are making their voices heard around the world. Essential Blogging helps you select the right blogging software for your needs and show how to get your blog up and running. You'll learn the ingredients of a successful blog, and then get detailed installation, configuration and operation instructions for the leading blogging software: Blogger, Radio Userland, Movable Type, and Blosxom. After showing you how to acquire, set-up, and run these leading software packages, Essential Blogging takes you through the more advanced features, so that by the time you finish, you'll be up and blogging with the best of them. Essential Blogging covers: * the important components of a blog and a blog post * installing and configuring the tools * a survey of desktop blogging clients * advice and experience from real-world bloggers * hosted blogging with Blogger and Blogger Pro * desktop blogging with Radio Userland * server blogging with Movable Type * posting, editing, and deleting blog entries * adding pictures to blog entries * syndicating your stories with RSS * consuming RSS feeds with Radio Userland * customizing the appearance of your blog with templates * managing and customizing archives of blog entries * adding comments to your blog * self-hosting your blog vs using a blog-hosting service * going under the hood with the Blosxom blogging system Written by prominent bloggers and authors of blogging tools, Essential Blogging is a no-nonsense guide to the technology of blogging.

About Author

Shelley Powers is an independent consultant and writer, currently living in Boston, Ma. She's written articles and books on various web technologies, including the book Developing ASP Components for O'Reilly. Shelley has her own company, YASD (, and can be reached at Rael Dornfest is a Researcher at the O'Reilly & Associates focusing on technologies just beyond the pale. He assesses, experiments, programs, and writes for the O'Reilly network and O'Reilly publications. Dornfest is Program Chair of the O'Reilly Emerging Technology Conference, Chair of the RSS-DEV Working Group, and developer of Meerkat: An Open Wire Service. In his copious free time, he develops bits and bobs of Open Source software and maintains his raelity bytes Weblog. Cory Doctorow's first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, will be published by Tor Books in Fall, 2002. He co-edits the Weblog Boing Boing, and won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Science Fiction Writer at the 2000 Hugo Awards. He is the Outreach Coordinator for the EFF.


1. Introduction to Blogging The World of Blogging; Anatomy of a Blog Anatomy of a Blog Post; Syndication Blogging tools; 2. Desktop Clients The Settings BlogScript ; BlogApp blogBuddy w.bloggar ; Slug Radio Userland; 3. Hosted Blogging with Blogger How Blogger Works; Requirements Your Blog, Quick Start ; Basic Blogger Settings Managing Your Posts ; Archiving in Detail Changing your Account Profile Basic Use of Templates Self-Hosting ; Browser Shortcuts Blogger Buzz Group Blogs Removing a Blogger Blog Support; 4. Desktop Blogging with Radio UserLand Installing; Radio UserLand Welcome to Radio A Visual Tour of Using Radio Routing or Commenting on Content The Radio Menu Setting Your Radio Prefer; ences Publishing Your Blog Stories Instead; of Posts Adding Pictures to Your Posts So; urce Editing Your Radio Entry; 5. Server Blogging with Movable Type Why Use a Serv; er-Based Solution? Installing Movable Type ; Using Movable Type Creating a New Entry Comments Adding a New Author Uploading an Image Syndication The Future of Movable Type; 6. Advanced Blogger Basics of Blogger Pro T; he Blogger Template Template Customization; Customizing the Archive Adding Comments I; ncorporating Statistics Automated Blogrolling ; Adding Support for Syndication Integrating Blo; gger into an External Application Environment Exporting Blogger Data; 7. Advanced Radio UserLand Radio, Frontier and Mani; la Radio Techniques Backing Up Your Radio ; Themes, Templates and Macros Understanding; How Radio Works Important Radio URLs Upst; reaming Online Resources for Advanced Users; 8. Advanced Movable Type Changing the look and feel; of your blog Blog Configuration Archiving; Options Using the XML-RPC API Security Is; sues Tips & Tricks More Information; 9. Minimalist Blogging with Blosxom Requirements; Downloading Installing Blosxom Optio; nal Configuration Directives Blogging View; ing your Blog Editing and Deleting Entries; Creating another Weblog Syndicating with RSS ; Customizing and Styling Aggregating RSS with Blagg Running Blagg Third Party Additions 10. Blogging Voices

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780596003883
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 262
  • ID: 9780596003883
  • weight: 424
  • ISBN10: 0596003889

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