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Blogging Away To Glory (A bBlog Primer)

Everybody's blogging these days. Harish Kamath shows you how to do it with bBlog, one of the most feature-rich blogging software packages on the PHP/Apache/MySQL platform.

  1. Blogging Away To Glory (A bBlog Primer)
  2. Getting Started
  3. Installation
  4. bBlog Administration Overview
  5. Managing The Blog
  6. Dress Up Your Blog
  7. Conclusion
By: Harish Kamath
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December 15, 2004

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The Background

Blogging - the task of publishing an on-line website where a user can record his (or her) opinion for every friend and foe to comment upon - can be considered to be one of the biggest revolutions to hit the Internet in recent times.
A "web log" a.k.a. "blog" - according to Dave Winer [http://newhome.weblogs.com/historyOfWeblogs] - "is kind of a continual tour, with a human guide whom you get to know." There are many guides to choose from, and each develops an audience. There is also camaraderie and politics between the people who run web logs; they point to each other, in all kinds of structures, graphs, loops, etc. Very profound but true!

While one can start blogging by signing up for an account at one of the many free blogging server providers, many bloggers like to be in total control of their website - oops, blog. In that case, it makes sense to install your own blogging software on your Web server.
That is where we come in. Today, we will guide you through the installation, set-up and administration of one of the most feature-rich blogging software packages on the PHP/Apache/MySQL platform. It's time to say hello to "bBlog." Developed by Eaden McKee, who was very keen "to see how far the Smarty templating system could go," we are pretty sure that you will be hooked.

Intrigued? Read on.

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