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    Setting up Blog for students

    Hey all,

    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 Id like to set up the school website so they can post on it. I have looked at things like wordpress but Im 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.

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    If you have several students all wanting blogs have a look at wordpress mu.

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    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

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    Talking

    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

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    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
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    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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