01 August, 2005 19:19
In order to make the handling of templates easier, templates can be managed from within the administration interface. Templates can also be uploaded as packages with a special format since uploading all the files that make up a template, one by one, would be a too cumbersome process. (More)
How to modify your template
In order to offer a blog service, EasyExpat has chosen pLog.
pLog uses a template system in order to clearly separate what is
content from what is the core code. Users can develop their own
templates and the
template rendering engine uses a simple syntax to change the aspect of
their site a little : Smarty.
A good starting point to learn about Smarty is their crash-course: http://smarty.php.net/crashcourse.php Or if you want more details, a very nice manual is also available: http://smarty.php.net/manual/en/
How templates work
As we said above, pLog uses Smarty to render the contents of your journal. That means that you can easily change the way the site looks like just by going to the Administration Interface of your journal (http://<yourname>.blogexpat.com/admin.php) and selecting a new set of templates [Control Center->Blog to choose the template amongs a list). But, how does that work? How can we develop our own set of templates?
Blogs: Guide and Usage
How do I get my own blog?
If you have your own site you can use blogging software but if you don't Easy Expat can help you set up and run a free blog on this site.
Reading interesting things and contacting interesting people are the main reasons why people get involved in the internet, and an online diary, or blog is a great way to do both.
So, now the next time you find something cool online or have something you want to get off your chest try a blog.
What is a blog?
If you have an opinion that you want everyone to hear, or just want to write down some of your personal thoughts, then a blog is a great way to get all these ideas published on the internet.(More)