Sunday, December 6, 2009

Why Move to Blogger from iWeb?

As any of you who look over the rest of my site there is a blog over there as well. It's prettier than this one. So, why bother to put the blog over here? iWeb is too hard to use for quick iterations. iWeb is beautiful, iWeb makes my kids able to publish web pages, iWeb is for home use.

In order to get a new blog post up on my iWeb powered blog, I have to: write the new post in iWeb, tweak the title and then "publish" the website. Then I open SEO iWeb Tool so that I can re-apply the tracking javascript and other SEO modifications I've made to titles, photos and graphics. Then I can upload the files to my webhost.

That's too much work for a 300 word blog posting. So, I'm moving the blog portion over here. It's easier to update so it will be easier to create something with fresh content. Also, the iWeb created blog doesn't have a comment feature which in some ways defeats the whole purpose.

Step one was to create a subdomain in my DNS and point it to my blogger blog. Blogger gives instructions for how to accomplish this task. Next post will be about Step 2, making the template look like the rest of my site so that travel back and forth is seamless.

1 comment:

Anna Kehidata said...

Hello! I just stumbled across your blog and I was wondering if you know how to move an iWeb page to a blogger tab/page? I do not want to use iWeb but I created a site page in iWeb and I want to move/input it on my blogger site as a "page".

Thanks so much!

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