Blog / Weblog Programs, Tips, Templates
There are a variety of possible approaches and programs for creating your own weblog, whether for business, personal, or community use. These programs make it easy to concentrate on writing and posting your content without necessitating HTML, design or other skills.
Many of those listed here include free web hosting, free templates, and full instructions. Most also offer more options for a fee to upgrade. There is also a listing of design templates (some free, some to purchase).
Do you have interesting links to suggest? Let me know.
Note: the links go to the corresponding Web site, and the feed icons have links to the corresponding feeds.
- Blogger Archive / Template Troubles
- Blogger Help Resources
- Blogger Help: Blogging on the Go
Blogger Tutorials at Brainstorms and Raves
Blogger Tutorials Elsewhere on the Web
- 18 Essential Photoshop Tutorials for Blogger
- About.com: All About Blogger
- Put Your Blogger Blog on Your Web Site
Blogger Add-ons Elsewhere on the Web
Greymatter Tutorials, Tips Elsewhere on the Web
- Greymatter help for NT hosts
- Hacks/Mods Repository
- How to create an AvantGo channel for your Greymatter weblog
- The Greymatter Tips and Tricks and FAQ of sorts...
Greymatter Syndicating, Creating RSS Channels
- Establishing an RSS file updated by Greymatter
- Greymatter, RSS, and Syndication
- RSS Generation Script by littlegreenfootballs.com
At Movable Type
- Movable Type
- Movable Type Community Forum
- Movable Type Documentation
- Movable Type Documentation: Default Templates
- Movable Type Documentation: Designer's Guide to Movable Type
- Movable Type Documentation: Movable Type Template Tag Reference
- Movable Type Support
- Trackback Development Weblog
Movable Type Plugins
- ArchiveYear Plugin (Lummox JR)
- DaylightOrStandard (Kevin Shay)
- IncludeEx (Brad Choate)
- MTRSSFeedDate (Stepan Riha)
- MTThreadedComments (Alexei Kosut)
- Year Archives in MT (Brad Choate)
Movable Type Plugins Resources
Entire sites or sections of sites that provide plugins.
- Movable Type Plugins (plugins.movabletype.org)
- Movable Type Plugins (emptypages.org)
- Movable Type Plugins (Brad Choate)
- MT Plugins (David Raynes)
- MT Plugins Directory
- Plugins for Movable Type (Kevin Shay)
Movable Type Resources
Sites or sections of sites devoted to Movable Type and contain plugins, tips and tutorials, templates, and related. See also the Plugins Resources section.
- Brainstorms and Raves: Movable Type Archives (Shirley Kaiser)
- Caveat Lector: Movable Type Archives (Dorothea and David Salo)
- Learning Movable Type (Elise Bauer)
- Movalog (Arvind Satyanarayan)
- MT Extensions (Stepan Riha)
- mt hacks (Phil Ringnalda)
- MT Wiki
- the girlie matters: movable type section
Movable Type Templates
- Creating a Comments Feed (Adam Kalsey)
- Movable Type Templates (emptypages.org)
- Movable Type Templates (Mark Pilgrim)
- Movable Type Templates (Shirley Kaiser)
- Photo Gallery Templates (Douglas Bowman)
- Photoblog Templates
Movable Type Tutorials
- About Posted Elsewhere (Joshua Kaufman)
- Becoming One with the MT Pod People (Shelley Powers)
- Creating an MT-Powered Photo Album (Adam Polselli)
- Currency exchange for MovableType (Nuisance Value)
- Custom Dynamic Pages (Stepan Riha)
- Destinations (Michael Hanscom)
- Hacks: Upgrading to Movable Type from Blogger (Tom Coates, plasticbag.org)
- Installation [tips] (emptypages.org)
- Multiple Blogs on a Single Index Page (Martin Sutherland, Sun Pig)
- my conversion from Greymatter to Movable Type (Ron Yeany, leatheregg.com)
- Per-Category Templates (Stepan Riha)
- Post to your MT blog by EMAIL!! (scriptygoddess)
- RSS to Email Primer with Movable Type and Bloglet (Ray Matthews)
- Smart Comments for Movable Type (Adam Kalsey)
- Setting Up a Moblog (Erik Benson)
- Tutorial for Creating a Photoblog (Quixoticpixels)
- What's a Movable Type template? (Dorothea Solo, Caveat Lector)
Movable Type Webrings
Userland Themes (Templates for Userland)
- WordPress Documentation
- WordPress Frequently Asked Questions
- WordPress Plugins
- WordPress Support Forum
- WordPress Wiki
- Redirecting MT Entries (from MT to WordPress)
WordPress Styles, Templates
See also WordPress Resources above for links to pages that list more.
- How to Edit Wordpress Themes Using Dreamweaver (Leon Kilat, The Cybercafe Experiments)
- In Praise of Wordpress Template Tags (Darren Hoyt, Darrenhoyt.com)
- In Praise of Wordpress Template Tags, Part II: The Magazine Layout (Darren Hoyt, Darrenhoyt.com)
- Installing WordPress Locally Under Windows XP ([Geeks are Sexy])
- Moving from Movable Type to WordPress (Carthik, carthik.net)
- So You Want to Create WordPress Themes Huh? (Small Potato, WPDesigner.com)
- WordPress wp-layout.css Explained (Craig, nuclearmoose.com)
Other Blog/Weblog Programs
by Brandi McHargue, Nicole Brown, Kandee Wright, Crystal Yocum.
by Elisabeth and Becky.
- Blogger Template
- Blogplates Webring
by Love Productions.
- Book of Styles
by Firda Beka.
by Sue Crocker.
- Templates for Blogger and Movable Type
- Templates for your Journal
by Citrus Moon.