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Essential Blogging : O'Reilly Ser. - Cory Doctorow

Essential Blogging

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Paperback Published: 4th September 2002
ISBN: 9780596003883
Number Of Pages: 260

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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.

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"If you're not a Blogger user then Essential Blogging, the king of the 'how to' books, would me more appropriate." "Packed with tips and code examples it is a treasure trove for the writer who wants to move beyond the standard templates bundled with each system. Even advanced users are likely to find some value in its discussion of BloggerAPI clients used for posting to a blog without firing up a browser." PCW, March "... Essential Blogging, the king of the 'how to' books... Packed with tips and code examples it is a treasure trove for the writer who wants to move beyond the standard templates bundled with each system. Comprising first-hand accounts of what blogging means to some of the community's leading lights, it is precisely what The Weblog Handbook should have been." - Nik Rawlinson, PCW, March

Prefacep. ix
Introduction to Bloggingp. 1
The World of Bloggingp. 1
Anatomy of a Blogp. 3
Anatomy of a Blog Postp. 10
Syndicationp. 17
Blogging Toolsp. 19
Desktop Clientsp. 26
The Settingsp. 26
BlogScriptp. 28
BlogAppp. 29
BlogBuddyp. 29
w.bloggarp. 30
Slugp. 31
Radio UserLandp. 32
Hosted Blogging with Bloggerp. 34
How Blogger Worksp. 34
Requirementsp. 35
Your Blog, Quick Startp. 36
Basic Blogger Settingsp. 40
Managing Your Postsp. 43
Archiving in Detailp. 47
Changing Your Account Profilep. 48
Basic Use of Templatesp. 49
Self-Hostingp. 52
Browser Shortcutsp. 57
Blogger Buzzp. 58
Group Blogsp. 59
Removing a Blogger Blogp. 61
Supportp. 61
Desktop Blogging with Radio UserLandp. 62
Installing Radio UserLandp. 63
Welcome to Radiop. 67
A Visual Tour of Using Radiop. 69
Routing or Commenting on Contentp. 76
The Radio Menup. 78
Setting Your Radio Preferencesp. 79
Publishing Your Blogp. 82
Stories Instead of Postsp. 87
Adding Pictures to Your Postsp. 90
Source Editing Your Radio Entryp. 94
Server Blogging with Movable Typep. 96
Why Use a Server-Based Solution?p. 97
Installing Movable Typep. 99
Using Movable Typep. 110
Creating a New Entryp. 113
Commentsp. 117
Adding a New Authorp. 119
Uploading an Imagep. 121
Syndicationp. 122
The Future of Movable Typep. 125
Advanced Bloggerp. 127
Basics of Blogger Prop. 127
The Blogger Templatep. 133
Template Customizationp. 136
Customizing the Archivep. 140
Adding Commentsp. 144
Incorporating Statisticsp. 148
Automated Blogrollingp. 151
Adding Support for Syndicationp. 153
Integrating Blogger into an External Application Environmentp. 154
Exporting Blogger Datap. 155
Advanced Radio UserLandp. 157
Radio, Frontier, and Manilap. 157
Radio Techniquesp. 158
Backing Up Your Radiop. 165
Themes, Templates, and Macrosp. 166
Understanding How Radio Worksp. 175
Important Radio URLsp. 178
Upstreamingp. 179
Online Resources for Advanced Usersp. 180
Advanced Movable Typep. 181
Changing the Look and Feel of Your Blogp. 181
Blog Configurationp. 186
Archiving Optionsp. 187
Using the XML-RPC APIp. 194
Security Issuesp. 195
Tips and Tricksp. 197
More Informationp. 203
Minimalist Blogging with Blosxomp. 204
Requirementsp. 204
Downloadingp. 205
Installing Blosxomp. 205
Optional Configuration Directivesp. 207
Bloggingp. 207
Viewing Your Blogp. 208
Editing and Deleting Entriesp. 209
Creating Another Weblogp. 210
Syndicating with RSSp. 211
Customizing and Stylingp. 211
Aggregating RSS with Blaggp. 216
Running Blaggp. 219
Third-Party Additionsp. 222
Blogging Voicesp. 223
Indexp. 235
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ISBN: 9780596003883
ISBN-10: 0596003889
Series: O'Reilly Ser.
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 4th September 2002
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Publishers
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 17.8  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.47

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