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Frihost Blogs Beta launched!




After a lot programming, sweating, testing and debugging I am very proud and excited to announce the official beta version of the Frihost Blogs in the first blog post! Dancing

The Frihost Blogs are a combination between forum topics and blog posts. They are moderated by the staff, also fall under the same rules, earn frih$ and points, can be reported and have the same bbcode and smilies as on the forums. The difference is of course that they are located in your own personal blog, with your own categories and about your own topics.

But why not start your own blog on your own website? First of all this is way easier. You already have an account on Frihost and creating a blog here is done in a few seconds. And instantly you get over 30,000 members ready to comment on your blog! A blog and blog posts that will be advertised everywhere on this website, resulting in a lot of attention to your blog and blog posts. Important things that you lack on your own blog. And even if you already have a blog, that doesn't mean that you can't post in your Frihost Blog here, of course. Oh, and before I forget it, blog posts and comments on the Frihost Blogs ... earn the same frih$ and points as on the forums!

In order to be able to post your first blog post, you only need to fill in your blog setup (title and description) and create your first category. Piece of cake!

So, are you ready to take part in our Beta test?

Yes, I am!



32 blog comments below

It won't let me edit my own post...
What wrong?

p.s. It's cool that I have the 2nd blog post ever Smile
Awesome Idea (Keep the Features coming Cool)
phpc0d3r on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:49 am
Nice.
I guess a link in the top menu, the main site and the site map is coming?

And nice to see the last posts when posting just like in the forums.
rvec on Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:58 am
Reminds me of myspace Wink

I don't think I will use it due to the fact the my Wordpress Blog works fine. I can even earn money from it. I think that this would be even more successful if we could tie our wordpress blogs into it, so that it goes straight into the wordpress database to get the posts, and shows them twice. Once here on the frihost blog, and once on our wordpress blog.
garionw on Mon Sep 03, 2007 9:17 am
I just posted a test entry & now I want to delete it but there's no delete button. Erm... help!
DoctorBeaver on Mon Sep 03, 2007 10:58 am
@phpc0d3r, which error are you getting?

@DoctorBeaver, I still have to make a delete/remove thing. I removed the test entry myself. Currently you can report the blog post if you want it to be removed. And yes I know this isn't the perfect solution. Wink
Bondings on Mon Sep 03, 2007 11:14 am
Nowadays, people hosts just blogs in their web space..

I have a webspace provided by frihost...
I have a blogging software... called wordpress..
then its natural for me to use frihost webspace with wordpress blog rather than frihost blog...

anyway, frihost blog is a good idea.. points for my own blogging.. Smile
smartpandian on Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:41 pm
Ohh, I just noticed our blog profiles, are they just for blogs, or are you going to roll it out to the forums as well - because that would look great!)
garionw on Mon Sep 03, 2007 1:54 pm
WoW !! That's a really good idea. I think Frihost is the first to do that!
Frihost Kicks As*
pll on Mon Sep 03, 2007 2:56 pm
@phpc0d3r, I think I found the error. Please try to edit it now and see if it works.

Quote:
Ohh, I just noticed our blog profiles, are they just for blogs, or are you going to roll it out to the forums as well - because that would look great!

No, they are the real thing, the user pages that will replace the profiles. What you currently see is a first draft of it that I made because everything in the blogs is linked to it. I'll definitely make announcement(s) and blog post(s) about it.

A lot of other things still need to be added (like links to the latest posts/topics) and the design needs to be redone. But they are fully operational and you should be able to create/edit your user description. It's definitely not only for the blogs, but for the whole website.
Bondings on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:38 pm
Thanks for the new feature Bondings (and all those who helped you put this up). I really support the idea, and WOULD start up daily blogging on my own, but my 'problem-less' self always pushes me out of beta-testing anything.. And, I have a test week ahead of me to look out for, so I guess everything would begin next week..

By the way, it's really funny 'in my mind', when I think of all those things I would be going to post on my blog..

Warm Regards,
toughtrio on Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:52 pm
umm.. how do we add our own blog then?
m-productions on Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:28 pm
@m-productions, by clicking on the link in the blog post (or here). The normal link to start one isn't yet available since it's still in beta.

http://www.frihost.com/account/blog_setup.php
Bondings on Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:51 pm
Wow... how could I not see this, lol.

Also.. I think it would be cool if we can add a poll to our blogs.. so that we can ask an opnion or somthing.. and have a poll to go with it... would this be to much trouble?

Also... I know this is beta.. and just started out xD .. but do you know if we will be able to customize... such as maybe.. have our own background (cuase the white is kinda lacking) but.. I understand this is just starting out, and i LOVE THIS IDEA!!
m-productions on Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:32 am
Woah, great update. I never expected this.
Hobbit on Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:21 am
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Also.. I think it would be cool if we can add a poll to our blogs.. so that we can ask an opnion or somthing.. and have a poll to go with it... would this be to much trouble?

I can try to add the poll. It's probably not the easiest thing to do, but might be useful.
Quote:
Also... I know this is beta.. and just started out xD .. but do you know if we will be able to customize... such as maybe.. have our own background (cuase the white is kinda lacking) but.. I understand this is just starting out, and i LOVE THIS IDEA!!

I will add options to customize it (and change the current/default layout), the question is rather when and how much of it I'll be able to change.
Bondings on Tue Sep 04, 2007 6:12 am
Umm where is the link after we have setup the blog to get to the main control panel for blogging (i know after setup it takes u to the thing but I mean like if i leave and come back)

Clicking "BLOGS" only shows what's been posted...i clicked account and it doesn't show information either x] so I had to go through the setup link again from ur link in ur blog ...
DjinniFire on Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:33 am
Nice idea, and I hope it will growing up the same like Frihost. But I have small problem with Blog. When I have Blog on my web space then I can post there on my mother language, isn't it? If I good understand, Frihost Blog is part of Forum. In the Forum I cannot post on my mother language. And, now question:
Can I post in the Blog on my mother language because most of my thinks I cannot translate in English? Sad

Sonam
sonam on Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:29 am
I found a little bug when I pushed the "Preview" button the Category was changed back to the first option. This could easy result in a post in the wrong category.
Otherwise the blog looks nice. Very Happy
Peterssidan on Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:23 pm
Great, now we have blogs too!
This is too good.
mtorregiani on Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:08 pm
One very important button is needed:
Delete
I went to delete my entry today, and I couldn't find the button.

Really enjoying the system though Smile
Manofgames on Tue Sep 04, 2007 4:18 pm
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I went to delete my entry today, and I couldn't find the button.


Bondings mentioned earlier that there is no delete button yet. But you can edit your post, so I suggest reducing it to an empty post. You could mark it 'deleted', or you could change it to a completely different blog post if you wish.


-edit- By the way, Bondings, I noticed that after submitting this, the page re-displayed but stayed at the top. Thanks for the blog feature. We look forward to seeing little improvements in the features.
SonLight on Tue Sep 04, 2007 5:36 pm
Whoa! I didnt come onto Frihost for a month or so cuz i was busy with other things and WOW! WHAT HAPPENED HERE! The new site is awesome. I love the new blog feature and the new forum header is great! I love frihost even more now!
polly-gone on Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:29 pm
Quote:
I will add options to customize it (and change the current/default layout), the question is rather when and how much of it I'll be able to change.


What if you used something like smarty to customise it, and we would upload our files onto the server, and the path is defined in mysql
garionw on Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:11 am
Thanks..love the idea(30000 likely visitors to visit wow ) and appreciate it. thanks again
filet on Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:11 am
@DjinniFire, those links are coming.

@Manofgames, I'll make a delete option. Although it will be time-limited most likely, and maybe have a put-back feature.

@Peterssidan, yes I'm aware of it.

@sonam, sorry but it's English only at the moment. I might add a few other languages, but that will most likely not be for soon and the same languages as the language forums.
Bondings on Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:42 am
i dont understand, are we able to have a blog or post in one(or both). Nice update BTW, fora hosting site twas not a bad idea.
funkymunky on Sat Sep 08, 2007 1:10 am
Quote:
i dont understand, are we able to have a blog or post in one(or both).

Both. You can create a blog at http://www.frihost.com/account/blog_setup.php and comment in any blog post that is open to comments.
Bondings on Sat Sep 08, 2007 11:58 am
I have some confusion. Is frihost blog need to set up on hosting account or separately? If separate, is it has an url link (using for promotion). And can the blog's owner freely control the posts and comments (under frihost TOS) or only using like forum posting.

Thank in advance.
R. Apichart
the-guide on Sun Sep 09, 2007 1:13 pm
Hi there,

First of all would I like to say that I'm very glad to have this Blog possibilities on the frihost site. But... I've 2 categories added and did tried to add a post to the newest category, but it seems that it add to the first category, even that I was into the new category. Then to the annoying point... I can't delete wrongly added posts, and it might make me to an frihost criminal.

What can I do!!! ????


Cheers!
Rosanova on Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:34 pm
Rosanova wrote:
First of all would I like to say that I'm very glad to have this Blog possibilities on the frihost site. But... I've 2 categories added and did tried to add a post to the newest category, but it seems that it add to the first category, even that I was into the new category.


When you want to post to the newest category you have created, you have to explicitly select this category in the list of categories under your message. Even if you are already in the new category.

Especially note that if you select this new category, and you use the 'preview'-button to preview your message, you have to select the new category again before posting, because it is set back to the previous one.
MrBlueSky on Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:17 pm
This is simply grand. I already have a plan as what to put on my blog. I just love to have all my things in one pocket.

Keep it coming! Very Happy
Winson on Tue Mar 25, 2008 9:31 am
Nice. Thanks
Huseyinnnn on Sat Jul 06, 2013 10:17 pm



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