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    Im building a website for a writer who wants to start a blog. My wishes are that it can be easy to use for the non techie. I have search hotscripts but there are so many. Any suggestions??

    php or cgi

    anyone use movabletype??

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    I like Movable Type. http://www.movabletype.org

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    sil:

    We use MoveableType for our blog and are thrilled with the flexibility and performance. Excellent choice, as Hawaii5 points out.

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    Thanks!!

    Is it difficult to install and is the backend to hard for someone who isn't too techie??

    thanks

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    I believe set up is relatively easy (or so say the folks who handled it for us). The backend is an absolute breeze.

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    ok i will install it and let you know how it goes

    thanks

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    There have been some threads about web hosts not allowing Movable Type lately over at Webhostingtalk. And Wordpress(.org) has been recommended as a php/mysql alternative.

    Php or cgi is technically a wrong question. You can run php as cgi or as an apache module(most efficient), just as you can with Perl. It's just that apache module is the standard deployment method for php and cgi is the standard for Perl. Problem with the Perl Apache module (mod_perl)is that there are security issues with it in a shared hosting environment. Same for mod_python btw.

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    <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ilves:
    There have been some threads about web hosts not allowing Movable Type lately over at Webhostingtalk. And Wordpress(.org) has been recommended as a php/mysql alternative. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Moveable Type generates static pages right? I would think major template changes would cause problems if you have a large blog. Of course, sinces it's static there no reason not generate the pages off the production server either. A certain amount of thought is needed to use any tool safely.
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    The problem was blogs with very active comment sections. When it produces static pages it has to do more than just insert comment into db at the time the comment is posted. Most hosts are happy with Movable Type, but as I said, some don't allow it.

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    That Wordpress looks a lot lighter than MT. Looks like it could be pretty fast for a dynamic blog.

    [ EDIT - Sorry don't mean blob but blog. ]
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