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I've poured through Blogger and Wordpress support documents and forums without much help finding a simple and elegant solution. Or maybe it is there, and well, I'm pretty amateur at this sort of thing. The explanations I find via Google often just tell me how to use some frame trickery for the blog, to modify the blog template to match my site, or to simply have it on a different page all-together.
What I'm looking for is nothing robust, or at least, as robust as much of the descriptions provide. Basically I'd just like my homepage to be easily updated via some blog or news utility that allows me to make posts without messing with the HTML. All other pages are relatively static and I will update manually. So just the main page with news posts that can be updated and archived (set to archive after say, 3 or 4 posts, on the main page).
What I don't need are comments or any other fancy tools. A small bar to the side with archives for the months, as is common on blogs, would be great.
I basically just design my webpages with Frontpage (yes, I heard you groaning). I can get a nice looking presentation going, but how do I go about plugging this news updater into my content table? Recommended programs would be dandy. Something that I can copy and paste and then tweak is ideal. Should this be a far more elaborate project than I am giving it credit, please let me know that as well.
Oh, and my domain has all the PHP, mySQL, and other goodies required for any of this stuff.