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EncEnc A Fool with CompassionPronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
edited September 2010 in Help / Advice Forum
With NaNoWriMo coming up soon, a bunch of friends and I want to set up a new website for us to share our stuff. In the past we purchased hosting through GoDaddy and used wordpress to generate our website. However, after shelling out a decent amount of coin for relatively little traffic (about 10 unique visitors 3 to 5 times a day), I'm thinking paying hard earned moneys for such a site might not be the best idea.

The difficulties here are that a few of them take their NaNo way too seriously and don't want anyone outside of the group to see the content, so privacy is a must. I doubt anything beyond denying google search bots would be needed, but any level of privacy would be welcomed.

My question is twofold:

1) Does anyone have experience with the wordpress free-blog system and what can you tell me about your experiences with it? Can you disable searching? Can you password protect content?


2) If it is terrible, can you recommend any cheap or useful blogging sites for our group?

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    SeguerSeguer of the Void Sydney, AustraliaRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    WordPress has a "disable search engine" option, yes. Note that not all robots will follow this (if something is determined enough, it can attempt to index your content, however - read on)

    WordPress does have users/groups, which should allow you to say "only registered users" can view posts etc, and then turn off user registration. You can then create logins for everyone and off you go.

    You might be able to do this from a free account

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    amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    If it's just for you guys, why not just e-mail the documents back and forth, or maybe set up a simple ftp server?

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    SixSix Caches Tweets in the mainframe cyberhex Registered User regular
    edited September 2010
    or just use google docs.

    Why does it have to be a blog?

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    EncEnc A Fool with Compassion Pronouns: He, Him, HisRegistered User regular
    edited September 2010
    I agree entirely. My thought was to use Google Wave, because it is awesome. I was outvoted, though. Apparently they want a website where they can show off their work, but don't want anyone seeing it.


    I'm going to try out Wordpress-freemode. If they don't like the security, I'll send them to wave or docs and/or tell them to build it themselves.

    Thanks guys.

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