The blog i’m using here is WordPress. It’s a great go to script that the average user can use to spread their prose to the world, but for a business to use this as a platform it would be risky. The main reason for this is the availability, the amount of hackers that are always looking at the source code to find the next thing to exploit.
This is why we should just use our current Clips4Sale.com platform, redesign the template and include it as an option in the studio admin. The benefits to this is plain and simple.
- We already have it built.
- We have some great tools that can be used already and any tool developed for the future can be used on the blog with little or no tweaking.
- Having someone with the knowledge of the existing template making a new template for a “blog” should be a simple task. Let me show you what I mean in pictures:
Exactly how different is that from a blog post? Remove the prefabricated image / preview, allow for the text to go fully to the side. Or even have a sidebar, but this is the first post I did in this presentation:
When you really compare the two, what’s the difference? Pretty much nothing other than some style sheets that need to be change.
How to include this in the backend of the site:
What the back end will look like is more or less the same as an Add New Clip. The parameters might be a little different, but not really all that much because the familiarity of adding a clip will make adding a blog post that much easier.
Let’s do the basics of what would be needed in the backend: Title, Post, Keywords, a basic rich html generator, and the ability to add media files, pictures, videos, etc to this area. Also, if you want to eventually include comments then we would need some apparatus to allow that, but again, that’s for the future, this is the birth, we just need a basic idea of how things work.
This area though is for those in the know regarding the backend, regarding the template system, and the like. This should not be all that difficult though to create….next topic….