7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 9, 2009 12:16 AM by Steveorevo

    blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3

    timisme
      Can I add a blog and/or a forum to my website using Dreamweaver CS3? I would like visitors to be able to comment and upload pics and movies, a fully functional blog and/or forum. I'm a novice at this. Is this not possible using Dreamweaver CS3, or only for wizards, or can I do this? Thanks!
        • 1. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
          Level 7
          DW does not contain the built-in capability to add these functions. It's
          quite possible, though, to add both a blog and a forum to your site using
          one of the many third-party tools that you can find using Google. Either of
          these functions would require server scripting and a database, however. If
          you are not familiar with either of those methods you will need to do some
          serious preparations.

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          "timisme" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
          news:gjalgf$oh4$1@forums.macromedia.com...
          > Can I add a blog and/or a forum to my website using Dreamweaver CS3? I
          > would
          > like visitors to be able to comment and upload pics and movies, a fully
          > functional blog and/or forum. I'm a novice at this. Is this not possible
          > using Dreamweaver CS3, or only for wizards, or can I do this? Thanks!
          >

          • 2. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
            Level 7
            In clarification, I will add that you could BUILD these functions from
            scratch using the capabilities already in DW - I only meant that there is no
            pre-configured way to add blogs or forums in a way similar to the Spry
            menus, for example.

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            Murray --- ICQ 71997575
            Adobe Community Expert
            (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
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            "Murray *ACE*" <forums@HAHAgreat-web-sights.com> wrote in message
            news:gjam63$pdb$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > DW does not contain the built-in capability to add these functions. It's
            > quite possible, though, to add both a blog and a forum to your site using
            > one of the many third-party tools that you can find using Google. Either
            > of these functions would require server scripting and a database, however.
            > If you are not familiar with either of those methods you will need to do
            > some serious preparations.
            >
            > --
            > Murray --- ICQ 71997575
            > Adobe Community Expert
            > (If you *MUST* email me, don't LAUGH when you do so!)
            > ==================
            > http://www.projectseven.com/go - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
            > http://www.dwfaq.com - DW FAQs, Tutorials & Resources
            > ==================
            >
            >
            > "timisme" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            > news:gjalgf$oh4$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            >> Can I add a blog and/or a forum to my website using Dreamweaver CS3? I
            >> would
            >> like visitors to be able to comment and upload pics and movies, a fully
            >> functional blog and/or forum. I'm a novice at this. Is this not
            >> possible
            >> using Dreamweaver CS3, or only for wizards, or can I do this? Thanks!
            >>
            >

            • 3. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
              John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              A couple of products to consider (I have not used, just noted)
              WordPress http://www.wordpress.org said to be for blog type pages
              or http://www.contentseed.com said to be for client editing of an
              existing site, somewhat similar to Contribute in concept (not that
              I have used Contribute, or know how it works or what it does)
              • 4. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
                timisme Level 1
                Thank you Murray and John. I appreciate it a lot. If you or others have more ideas related to this no matter what they are, feel free to pass it along even if you aren't sure about it. Happy New Year, too.
                • 5. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
                  Level 7
                  www.blogger.com It's free, easy to use and you don't need to re-invent the
                  wheel.


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                  Nancy O.
                  Alt-Web Design & Publishing
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                  • 6. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
                    John T Smith Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                    Mentioned in another message... an open source product

                    http://www.phpbb.com/
                    • 7. Re: blogs and forums with Dreamweaver CS3
                      Steveorevo Level 1
                      You can find thousands of WordPress themes online and just mod one to your liking or you start from scratch using a baseline like wpthemerkit.com. The prerequisite is to know the theme file basics (see http://codex.wordpress.org/Theme_Development ).

                      All of this is more helpful if you can actually visualize the CSS for the code within Design View, or at least get code hints in Code View. ThemeDreamer is a Dreamweaver Extension that makes that possible.

                      http://www.themedreamer.com

                      With thousands of plugins for WordPress, you can whip up just about anything. WordPress is more then just a CMS/blog, but offers a rich set of conductivity, productivity and optimization features.