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Adding a blog to DecoNetwork

6 years 2 months ago #8393 by adam.bennett
Adding a blog to DecoNetwork was created by adam.bennett
We added a blog to our main website today to give us a better place for conversational content about our products and abilities (and to add content/fuel for social engagement)

We built it using Ghost on a Digital Ocean VPS (their smallest droplet for $5/mo is more than enough to run it)

There is even an option to launch your VPS with Ghost pre-installed.

Setup took about two hours total, and the benefits of the platform include:
  • Responsive Framework
  • Content Focused (not so many options/plugins/extensions as other blog platforms- I'm looking at you Wordpress)
  • Plenty of Free Themes

Also, Digital Ocean will let you build & host it for free with 2 months credit with this code: ALLSSD10 ($10 credit in a new account)

So I guess I'm challenging some of you to stop kvetching about what is/isn't included in DNv7 and start building things you CAN control to make your online business even better/stronger.
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6 years 2 months ago #8399 by sajego
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Good job and I agree. I haven't ever wanted deco to include a blog. There are plenty of good programs for that already.

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6 years 2 months ago #8401 by adam.bennett
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Right, and if Deco DID add a blog, half the user base would just whine about the way it worked, and how they wish it did ten other things that OTHER blog platforms offer.

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5 years 11 months ago #9468 by bill@volcanapparel.com
Replied by bill@volcanapparel.com on topic Adding a blog to DecoNetwork
Hello,

I'm a newbie to Deconetwork and blogging, but I would like to add a blog to my website. I however just have the basic Deconetwork package as I don't have enough sales volume built up yet to justify the money to have the ability to edit html, etc. Any suggestions of how to accomplish this? Should I actually create a separate website in Wordpress for the blog, about us pages, etc. and then link it to Deconetwork for the tshirt designer (which is the feature I want the most at this time)?

I want to spend most of my time on blogging and marketing, but not sure how to incorporate that into Deconetwork. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

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5 years 11 months ago #9476 by brenden
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adam.bennett wrote: Right, and if Deco DID add a blog, half the user base would just whine about the way it worked, and how they wish it did ten other things that OTHER blog platforms offer.


Yeah and this is an honest issue. We're building an industry specific platform but then also people want it to be specific to their business. A tough challenge when every business is different.

Cheers,

Senior Product Manager
Wilcom - Sydney, Australia

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5 years 11 months ago #9601 by brenden
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Hi,

See deconetwork.com/forums/general-questions...splay-in-deconetwork

Hopefully this answers a lot of questions and needs.

Cheers,

Senior Product Manager
Wilcom - Sydney, Australia

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5 years 11 months ago #9607 by StitchPrint
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:lol: :lol: :lol:

I'm good with these answers :lol: I currently have a sub-domain where I post (infrequently!) blog posts using wordpress and I'm happy with that as long as we can integrate it to my deco driven site. I don't need a built in blog on the platform. But the fact that it's been hinted at means I'm in a little bit of limbo ......

Brenden, maybe you've just hit it on the head ....... produce a garment decoration platform & forget the gizmo add ons. Do those where you might suggest an option & implementation strategy but make it clear that it's unsupported & won't be superceded by a custom built addition ;)
That way we all know where we stand, can follow our chosen route and get on with the business of decorating garments ;)

We've all got stuff we'd like in deco, but I think the core of the platform should be the ONLY priority ;)
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5 years 11 months ago #9637 by brenden
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Yep. There are so many needs for so many businesses, and it's not possible to do them all. But, what we're doing is opening more room for integration like this which will make the platform very flexible.

If you think this is great wait till you see what's happening with the new website page management.

Cheers,

Senior Product Manager
Wilcom - Sydney, Australia

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5 years 11 months ago #9639 by adam.bennett
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brenden wrote: ...If you think this is great wait till you see what's happening with the new website page management.


There we go with the HINTS again about hot-button issues

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5 years 11 months ago #9640 by alexheap
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brenden wrote:
If you think this is great wait till you see what's happening with the new website page management.


feeling like a kid on christmas eve again

Alex Heap

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5 years 11 months ago #9641 by giftswp
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alexheap wrote:

brenden wrote:
If you think this is great wait till you see what's happening with the new website page management.


feeling like a kid on christmas eve again


With the difference that this time Christmas is around the corner, you may get to play with it on time... :P

Ruben
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5 years 11 months ago #9644 by brenden
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adam.bennett wrote:
There we go with the HINTS again about hot-button issues


Sorry. I wont leak any more from now :)

But seriously I think this will answer many of the 'if only' questions people have.

Cheers,

Senior Product Manager
Wilcom - Sydney, Australia

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5 years 11 months ago #9645 by adam.bennett
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brenden wrote:
Sorry. I wont leak any more from now :)

But seriously I think this will answer many of the 'if only' questions people have.


But you seriously can't tell us what that means/is?

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5 years 11 months ago - 5 years 11 months ago #9646 by giftswp
Replied by giftswp on topic Re:Adding a blog to DecoNetwork

brenden wrote:

adam.bennett wrote:
There we go with the HINTS again about hot-button issues


Sorry. I wont leak any more from now :)

But seriously I think this will answer many of the 'if only' questions people have.


Brenden,

I don't mind you leaking... information, clues, tips etc. of course. :P as long as you don't keep the mystery box close for to long. :)

Ruben
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5 years 11 months ago #9647 by brenden
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We are still in the design/research/prototype phase so i cant give any specifics because nothing is set in stone. Just be assured we are aware of the limitations of our current page management and will be attempting to overcome them. This is a complete re-write of the way we do page management, taking in the lessons we have learnt over the last 5 years (that's how old the current page management is). Just be aware we are attempting something pretty special, but it will take time.

Cheers,

Senior Product Manager
Wilcom - Sydney, Australia

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