Armadillo Blog - navigation stack


(leigh) #1

ok got armadillo blog page working , posting etc etc


But really struggling to find out what and how this works - the stack shown creates this on the blog page
Blog
The stack says this in RW "The Blog ID is a number which can be retrieved from the online dashboard."
But where does the dashboard show this ?
Is this necessary as the blog post appears to put in categories and tags - totally new to blogs , and still not sure whether i should make my own up or use a blogger.com site instead ( could a third party bearded to a RWsite ? )

Thanks ppl


(leigh) #2

Ot is Poster Stack just a whole lot easier to use and set up ???


(Mathew Mitchell) #4

As Steve says. The fundamental decision is whether you want to enter content via RW, or via a web interface. Poster gives you a lot more flexibility: but only if you don’t need the web interface aspect for content creation and editing.


(Doug Bennett) #5

I think Mathew @Mathew has/had a Vimeo video on setting up Armadillo?
There’s all kinds of blog and cms solutions that can be used with RW.
Something to consider, Online updating without needing to republish your site, volume of posts, number of domain’s, price, etc.


(leigh) #6

thx all , as i want to spend time doing a blog rather than worrying about setting up . i think I’m going for blogger.com.
I can blog from anywhere and the running of it is not my concern then.

With rapidblog is it possible to style the page or does it have to be imported int a another theme page ( foundation ) Is Pluskit still in existence ??? and does it work with Foundation ?


(NeilUK) #7

I use Total CMS and Armadillo personally and for clients, but they do take a bit of time and patience to get the hang of completely.

Have you had a look at the new GO CMS stack from Nick Cates? It might be easier to set up if you’re in a hurry.


(Doug Bennett) #8

Might want to check out this post


(leigh) #9

mmm thank you that kinda closes that door


(leigh) #10

I haven’t yet no , thats the next on my list :slight_smile:


(leigh) #11

Thanks again , Armadillo works well and is currently running - apart from the bits above. Im not sure how to solve.
Submitting posts online is obviously very useful and these days a must.
So Ill plod on and see what happens.
Tumblr was really easy to integrate but not sure its really a suitable blog for me .
But Ive read up on them all , and still not sure really lol


(Mathew Mitchell) #12

Here’s 2 videos I made about Armadillo. One is very long, but may be helpful in solving your original problem:

The second is less than 5 minutes and addresses a very specific problem that can crop up if folks don’t log out when done using Armadillo. Does not happen all the time, but the solution is really easy if you do run into it:


Armadillo resources
(leigh) #13

thank you much appreciated


(leigh) #14

Just watched the videos , excellent really helped me understand a lot with what I’m dealing with.
Actually led me to solve the problems i had above. Once you get a basic understanding , its easier to solve your probs.
I would say its a “must view” for any beginner on Armadillo

Leigh


(Mathew Mitchell) #15

Leigh: Thanks for the kind words. I made the first run in a rush. With more thoughtfulness on my part the video could have been shorter and better. But it’s the best I could do given the time constraints at the time I made it. That said, glad it was useful!


(leigh) #16

last question on armadillo ( possibly ) when you create a new page - the text goes to the very edge of the browser page - Im presuming one would need to know some coding to set the styling up correctly.
Not sure how regular customers would do this plus who i add an image to the page it requires a full link , again am i to presume this is the address to the server where the picture is stored? how would an end user do this ,
Im not sure that this is a usable method i could put into someones site let alone my own!!
Solo content i get and works really well for me and was simple to set up . But does even that require a full link to the image again how would an end user do this ?


(David Bailin) #17

Nick Cates’ GoCMS is an elegant and easy way to add content online to websites. This is especially the case for those of us that have minimal knowledge of coding.


(Mathew Mitchell) #18

Leigh: I don’t think this is an Armadillo issue. This is determined by the theme you are using with RapidWeaver.


(leigh) #19

oh thats interesting , its foundation so i guess id need to set some width limitations on the theme, some how .


(leigh) #20

yea i saw the launch , the problem is that i invested in armadillo and JW’s Easy CMS - so I’m abit reluctant spending on yet another system. Although it may be easy to use.


(Mathew Mitchell) #21

Well that explains it! Regular themes already have content widths defined. But more flexible products like Foundation or Foundry require you to set the content containers yourself. The good news: you can set the width to be whatever you want!