Creating a blog with adobe muse

Community Beginner ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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Good day! As I didn´t find any other creative solutions or widgets to easily implement a blog using adobe muse, I started creating a new blog just like creating a website, of course without comments section or search section (I don´t need the both of those).I only need to post articles and update the content like 2 times a week. I have the main landing page for the blog where are all the topics, on the right I have the ¨most recent posts¨ and categories links. The only problem that I will encounter is the following : every time I will post an article, I will have to manually push down all the content from the landing page and as well from the ´categories´  pages. And, as well I´ve been thinking that after the first topics page is full(I will have like 10 topics/page), I need to create a second page and so on.. and I will have to push down the content and move the last topic from the previous page to the next one and so on..  It seems like a very uncool way to create and update a blog, but I haven´t found any other solutions to use with adobe muse. What do you think about this? Is there any way to implement a blog in muse(but only the blog content) and the rest of the website layout to remain static while you can just update the blog?

  I did not find any simple widgets that can help, there are some but there seem to be very complicated. It´s like muse is very simple to use while the actual blogging widgets that are on the market are so messed up and hard to use and implement.

   Thanks

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Guide , Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017
I would recommend that you just use wordpress. Muse is not suitable for this. Even if you use third-party widgets for blog in Muse, you will constantly face different difficulties and with a lot of manual work.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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There´s nothing in muse, that makes a blog as easy as a blog widget or a blog system like you will find here, I hope.

https://musewidgets.com/collections/widgets/blog

Unfortunately it is also a question of money .

Best Regards,

Uwe

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Most Valuable Participant ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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You want something that is mutually exclusive. Outside the blog software itself it's simply not possible to control the structure and formatting of dynamic posts just like the blog software is totally unaware of any specifics of your page if you embed it e.g. via an iframe or widget into your normal page. Conversely, there would at some point be a limit as to how large those iframes or whatever can be to accomodate the blog stream. That being the case, I would suggest to keep things separate if you don't want to spend any money and just place links on your page. Otherwise there are of course a million ways, but you will have to look far beyond vanilla Muse and pay extra cash.

Mylenium

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Guide ,
Sep 06, 2017 Sep 06, 2017

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I would recommend that you just use wordpress. Muse is not suitable for this. Even if you use third-party widgets for blog in Muse, you will constantly face different difficulties and with a lot of manual work.

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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Hello and thanks for your support. First of all, I don´t know many things about wordpress neither how to use it, but I know that if you don´t have any knowledge about coding or very little it will be hard to develop a website from scratch. I´ve tried it.I mean right, you can use plugins and templates but I want to make the website from scratch, the layout, everything. I don´t want to already modify a template or be limited by my knowledge on coding. In WP you can´t make a website from scratch the way you please without some coding knowledge or without beeing an advanced user. Am I right? It is my opinion. I tried to play with wordpress and It seemed that muse is much more easier if you are not a coder and in muse you can build the websites from scratch in all ways, as you please, you can design everything so easily.

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Guide ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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No knowledge of coding is required to work in WordPress. Wordpress can be studied in three days. Wordpress allows you to do what you want in terms of functionality. Muse does not allow this. I think you attach too much importance to freedom of design. 99% of sites made in the Muse, look worse than the default Wordpress template. Because most Muse users are generally new to web development and think they are following the path of least resistance. But they are greatly mistaken. Muse is a program for developing web design, but not for website development. Using Muse to develop and administer the site, you get a lot of unnecessary manual labor and a lack of functionality.

And you are already convinced of all this, because you created this topic. Now you have to admit it to yourself

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Sep 07, 2017 Sep 07, 2017

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So why don`t you have a look to what I have already suggested earlier this week and watch at musewidgets.com?

You could get deeper to muse-themes.com and ask them, wether their blog widgets may fit to your needs.

If it´s a blog only for your purposes this should be going quite well.

Also heard qooqee has some as well but I found it sometimes a lack of support, though.

AND, finally, all of them only work with subscription, qooqee even worse you have to pay for any blog you want separately.

In my opinion a question of money and what exactly you need.

Best Regards,

Uwe

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Adobe Employee ,
Sep 08, 2017 Sep 08, 2017

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I think Uwe and Pavel have in parts covered the answer you are looking for.

If you are looking to create a website that doesn't require a lot of interaction with a backend database or server, use Muse. If you want to create a custom website with minimal interactivity, Muse can help you with that. Do understand the requirements of your website and limitations of the software that you intend to use, and your own knowledge of web design and development before you proceed.

Thanks,

Preran

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Community Beginner ,
Sep 22, 2017 Sep 22, 2017

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Hello everyone. Thank you for your advice and ideas. Does anyone have updated info about musexpress? The point is that you build the design in muse and after that you can convert your site to wordpress and add the blog articles simple adn effective. The problem is: does anyone know how effective is this convertion? Some people told me that it´s very hard to create your own theme/layout in wordpress if you are not a coder. I don´t want to use predesigned templates. I want to have my website done from scratch. So I will design the layout( header, footer, other elements) in muse and after that use the wordpress CMS.

   Any opinions about this idea? Does it sound like a good idea to do things like this? Is it possible? And if it is, how exact and effective is it.

   Thank you

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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You should try Easyblog for Adobe Muse, that's the best solution.

You will run a responsive blog without database in any PHP hosting.

Oh, and it's free!

https://responsive-muse.com/easyblog/

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Guide ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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You should try Easyblog for Adobe Muse, that's the best solution.

There is not and can not be the best solution for a blog in Muse. Any blog in Muse - is the integration of third-party service or CMS - and that says it all. A blog in Muse is always a bad solution - much worse than just using Wordpress without Muse. both in terms of SEO, and in terms of functionality and ease of administration.

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Easyblog does not integrate any third party service, it is just code that you add to Muse using a widget.

A blog in Muse is not a bad solution, not all blogs will have 1000 posts and 100 categories.

Of course, I agree that Wordpress is better to create a blog, but, what about updating it? manteinance? security?

A small business running a small blog can be perfect scenario for Muse+Easyblog, you do not need a Wordpress that will be abandoned and hacked in a few years.

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Guide ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Where php is used there is always the possibility of hacking. A normal user of a wordpress is able to reliably protect their site. How about Easyblog php file?

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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A "normal" Wordpress user knows nothing about protecting their site, they will probably install 100 outdated plugins with security breaches.

Probably easyblog PHP file is 1000 times less secure than latest Wordpress, but Wordpress attacks are massive.

This is like the Linux and Windows argument, what is more secure? The reply is subjective.

Just try to find a Wordpress blog with comments moderation off, you will not find a single one that is not full of viagra links.

Every platform and system has pros & cons, all depends on the human that is using that system.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Yesterday I had a discussion wi th Jason from musegrid.com and found the blog, using Adobes Business Catalyst not the worst idea.

Might be a question of  money, though. Must be hosted at BC instead of your existing host. Have no idea about a website and blog on other hosts, like WP and similar and how much is it finally, using other systems, though.

Best Regards,

Uwe

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Explorer ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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I´m agree this is a money question.

Wordpress would be the best choice in an ideal scenario where everyone does what they should do.

In the real life, this usually does not happen. People buy Wordpress sites without maintenance or updates because it requires time and money.

You will probably not find any Wordpress site abandoned more than 6 years ago that is still working.

What are the older websites that we can still find top in Google? .html, .php and even dreamweaver sites.

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Advocate ,
Jan 11, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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If you use Muse you must have a host account of some sort. Maybe you could use them.

Most Hosting providers offer blogs included in the account.

WordPress is most popular and is included in most hosting accounts.

Installing it is as easy as using your Host Control Panel.

YouTube is replete with instructions on using WordPress.

I count 8 blog softwares which can be installed if you host at GoDaddy < for example.

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Community Beginner ,
Mar 20, 2018 Mar 20, 2018

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I use Muse Blog/CMS for my blogging. Works great out of the box. Only cost $40.00.

https://www.qooqee.com/adobe-muse-widgets/adobe-muse-widgets-tools/muse-blog-cms

Hope this helps

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