Blogoommer comes bundled as either a zip file or a Windows setup executable. On a windows
platform, the latter os preferable as it has an executable launcher and creates links to the
executable in your programs menu. However, on Unix, Linux or Mac you will need to use the zip
file which, once extracted, contained a blogoomer.sh script that launches the application.
In all cases, as specified in the requirements page, Java needs to be installed on your computer
before Blogoommer can be used.
The following is a step by step instruction manual for creating your
weblog and adding blogs to it.
Note: in Blogoommer, a weblog is a collection of blog entries. Hence
the use of both terms in the documentation and the application menus,
because they mean different things.
1. Enter your site's meta-information
a. Site title
Enter a title that reflects what your site stands (or sleeps) for. Keep
it curt and to the point: this is the information that will head each
webpage in big, bold letters.
b. Site summary
A concise summary of what your site is going to provide meaning-wise.
This information will map to each site page sub-header.
2. Configure your remote server.
Configuring a remote server is the next big step. All weblogs must be
associated to a remote server, since there's no use writing blogs if
there's nowhere to blog to. You enter the following information:
address: the internet FTP address of the remote site. It should be given
to you by the web host with whom you have an account (e.g.
Login: your login to the remote FTP server.
Password: your password to the remote FTP server.
Remote directory: the base path where to blog to following the FTP
connection. Choose the root / if you want to blog directly to the
home of your web site.
3. Write blogs
From the blog pane, click the "New" option. From there, the application
will open the blog editor. You type in a title, a summary and some
content. The summary will be available to rss subscribers, whereas the
content will go directly into the site pages. Once finished, You either
save the blog, or update it if it's an exising blog. The difference
between save and update concerns the blog date: the blog's
date is only updated when using the update action.
You need to manually synchronize with the server to get your site up and
running. That is to say, you have to tell the application to send the
locally generated website modifications to the remote site by FTP. To do
this, select the Actions -> Publish menu item. A pop-up will
come up showing you the progress of the file transfer. Be patient! As
the files are going over the network, this can take a certain time.
6. Archive your blogs
This is done for you. Blogommer organizes blogs per month. Each month
corresponds to an archive.
7. Trash your blogs.
Nothing needs to be final.
If you remove a blog, it will disappear from the site next time you