Blog Questions

  • Ok so I'm thinking of opening a blog with wordpress maybe but it got me thinking, I already own the WBB forum license so why not buy the blog too. Anyways I have a couple of questions before I buy it.


    1.- Can the Woltlab blog be runned like wordpress?

    2.- What are the differences between wordpress and woltlab blog?

    3.- Can the I be the own one to post blogs and deactivate users comments?

    4.- Can I store my blog at http://www.example.com and my forum at http://www.example.com/forum?

    5.- If yes to the question 4, will I have to create 2 database for each software or will it run on only 1 database?

    6.- Is there a demo for the blog or where can I see a live woltlab blog at? I would like to see some examples because wordpress looks pretty good.


    Thank you.

  • Hello Mushmellow,


    Can the Woltlab blog be runned like wordpress?

    WoltLab Suite Blog can be run both standalone or integrated with other apps, if you're looking for something more specific, please let me know.

    What are the differences between wordpress and woltlab blog?

    WordPress is designed to have only a single author or a group of authors that write articles that are presented merely side-by-side. WoltLab Suite Blog offers your users to create their own blog that exists separately from others, and it is up to you how you want to have them appear mixed or grouped through categories. I suggest that you request yourself a demo and try it for yourself.

    Can the I be the own one to post blogs and deactivate users comments?

    Absolutely, although these requirements sound more like you're looking for the built-in article system.

    Can I store my blog at http://www.example.com and my forum at http://www.example.com/forum?

    Yes, that's possible.

    If yes to the question 4, will I have to create 2 database for each software or will it run on only 1 database?

    It will use the same database. To give you some perspective, www.woltlab.com is the Core, community.woltlab.com is the Forum app and pluginstore.woltlab.com is a modified version of the Filebase App. Yet, all of them use the same database and work together as one whole unit.

    Is there a demo for the blog or where can I see a live woltlab blog at? I would like to see some examples because wordpress looks pretty good.

    Feel free to request yourself a demo, or install the RC version of the upcoming version 3.1 (download at the end of the first post).

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH

  • Great! I'm going to start a magezine/blog/news type of website. I'm a noob on this so heres my question. If I set the core at mydomain.com will it show my articles there? Is the core like a "home" navigation option? I wouldn't really like yo dow load wordpress for this. So can this be possible just by using the BB core? I'd just like mydomain.com to be where all my articles will be shown. My forum will be seperated to mydomain.com/forum. So can I start a magezine/blog/news type of site by just using the the wiltlab core and forum feature?

  • Yes, you can install the Core on example.com (displaying your articles and such) and have the Forum app installed in example.com/forum/.

    Alexander Ebert
    Senior Developer WoltLab® GmbH