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October 21, 2005
Why I'm sticking with WB Editor as a blog client
Over the last 22 months, the life of this blog, I have used or tested a fairly broad group of desktop publishing clients. But with things about to change as I will shortly have two blogs to maintain since loisscheidt.com is moving to blogging software next month. Because of the change I've been keeping my eyes open for reviews on clients that would allow posting to two blogs so I can update here and there with information like new publications. So it was with significant interest that I read jkOnTheRun review- RocketPost blog editor software review.
RocketPost says it is a one-stop-shop for blog maintenance with FTP, text formatting, and multiple blog maintenance features. But it's massively expensive software at $149.00 and even with the current $50.00 discount $99.00 for a blog client is pretty hefty. But I decided to go ahead and give the program a 30-day test maybe if I really liked it it would be worth the price.
Well two days into the test I have uninstalled the program and here is why. 1) Installation is supposed to be intuitive but isn't. The program doesn't specify which file it needs to be linked to on the blog so those of us with non-standard installations better know what file it needs if the default subdirectory isn't in place. 2) support questions go unanswered. The company has a category for questions from non-purchasers and those must be pretty low priority as my simple question asked two days ago has gone unanswered as of this writing. Guess they don't realize that current non-purchasers can be come tomorrow's loyal customers. 3) the program continually crashes. After completing the installation I have not been able to consistently make the program run or have it upload a single entry. And because of item 2 above I needn't bother asking a question of the support folk. Oh and I have uninstalled and reinstalled the software twice before doing the final uninstall. So I would still like to see this program in action but it probably won't happen until after my next reformat, which is long in the future assuming that it will run on my set-up which is currently in doubt.
Well while I was testing I decided to go ahead and download Qumana, a free blogging client I have seen used on some sites. All in all the program is good. It has a pleasant interface which allowed me to do most of my usual HTML coding via clicks on icons. Plus it allows for technorati tag insertion, which I wanted to play with as well. Though I have uninstalled Qumana as well because of two points: 1) the program adds a "produced with Qumana" statement at the end of every post. You can delete it on the screen but who what's to mess with that every time you post. 2) I couldn't figure out how to get to the HTML codes to add stuff not available in their icon set. You probably can't get there from here but I want that power when I need it.
So I'm sticking with WB Editor for the time being. I hope that they will add some new features, especially allowing posting to more than one blog. But until I find something better this is my bird of choice.
Posted by prolurkr at October 21, 2005 10:18 AM
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