"Blog" - verb - meaning to Blog
I want to blog up a couple of my sites but I've been very hesitant for various reasons (mainly I'm the type of person that will not commit to installing a system and designing a site around it, only to find out it has its faults--such as not being SE friendly for example. So what happens is I do nothing and next thing i know, it's a year later.)
OK So I have a couple sites with differing needs.
1. A personal site. All I want is a standard blog that I can post to and perhaps let friends post to. Everyone mentions BLOGGER, but my concern is that Blogger will own my content. Also, won't SE's link to Blogger's URL instead of mine? I have a server so I figure why use a system like theirs when I could install one on my own server?
So my question here is what packages are good and CHEAP? This is a non-profit site.
2. Multiple content site (again, non-profit): I have a site where I want standard blog type updates on the front page, then we have a music review section with hundreds of reviews, and then I also want Forums.
So what I thought here was to use a CMS like MyPhpNuke. My big fears with this are:
a) Will SE's be able to find and spider my review pages? (I think not)
b) Having my reviews in a database feels "risky". What if the DB gets corrupted? What if I change Host and need to move the DB? I'm not very savvy when it comes to PHP or SQL.
I've read about some solutions being that I can create static pages for every dynamic page (for SE's to spider) but damn, the amount of time it takes me to enter in a new review is what I'm trying to cut down!
c) Yet another concern for me is that the "reviews" module that comes with MyPhpNuke is not adequate. So I'm thinking, am i just better off learning PHP and writing my own Reviews code, while using PHPBB for the Forum, and a Blog solution for the news updates?
That's about it. I should learn PHP but time to learn is not something I have available.