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We have a bunch of students that are going on a holiday/school trip thing at the end of ...
22nd June 2009, 07:01 AM #1
Setting up Blog for students
We have a bunch of students that are going on a holiday/school trip thing at the end of next term and we want them to post what they got up to and where they went at the end of each day. Last year we just used a site, I think it was blogspot, for them to post on. This year I’d like to set up the school website so they can post on it. I have looked at things like wordpress but I’m not 100% sure how hard it is to set up and get running or what the best set up would be.
Dose any one else out there have something like this set up or any tips? Any advice would be appreciated.
22nd June 2009, 10:03 AM #2
If you have several students all wanting blogs have a look at wordpress mu.
22nd June 2009, 10:25 AM #3
Been looking into this myself ... found this article on setting up WP and IIS7
Preparing to Install WordPress on Windows and IIS | David’s Technical Musings
Thanks to marekbrad from:
22nd June 2009, 10:50 AM #4
Just did this recently...
Created a sub-directory of our externally hosted website (linux), e.g blog.someschool.org
Created a new mysql db for it via cpanel
Uploaded the Wordpress files to the new sub-directory
Run through the install for WP, following the quick setup guide on their site.
Took about half an hour - then another hour or so messing around with templates and plug-ins to get it just right...
Very easy indeed... and the kids love it
22nd June 2009, 11:07 AM #5
Just thought i'd give you this file, that a teacher (ex-tec) made for wordpress blogs (hosted on wordpress not our site) talks the suer through registration & security settings...
but could still prove useful.
P.S wordpress is a awesome tool and our teachers write to 16 seperate blogs
Last edited by mossj; 22nd June 2009 at 11:10 AM.
23rd June 2009, 04:21 AM #6
Thank you all, It looks like word press won't be that hard to set up. Our site is internal hosted and on windows, @ marekbrad that link looks very helpfull. I think I will have a crack at setting it up on Friday if I have any quite time.
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