desiblogz is the first true multi-user blog hosting site. In developing the website, I focused on creating a system that would host numerous blogs while connecting their authors with profiles, friendships, and other social networking features. This capacity for "viral growth" is what makes desiblogz stand far above other blog hosting platforms.
|1. Instant publishing
2. Over 80 default templates
3. FCKeditor entry composer
4. Subdomain URLs
5. Immediate login after signup
7. "Friends only" entries
8. RSS feeds
9. Photo Album
|11. Preview comments/entries
12. Customizable templates
13. Permanent links
14. Customizable entry date/time
15. Timezone support
16. Draft entries
17. Support contact form
18. Variables & templates guide
19. Interests keywords
20. File uploads
---Interactivity & Social Networking---
Friendships - Users can list each other as friends, and display their friend lists on their profiles. Users can also give their friends special privileges, like access to their private blogs.
Private Messages - Users can send each other private messages, which they can read from their message inbox.
Friends Page - Users blogs may include a "friends' recent entries" page, which displays the recent blog entries posted by that user's friends.
Browse Users - Users can use the "browse" page to browse all the users on your blog network. This can be filtered by information such as location, age, gender, interest, etc.
Interest Keywords - If you wish, you can have keywords on your users' profile pages linked to browse results filtered by those keywords.
Search Users - Users can search for other users based on their profile information. You, the admin, have control over which profile fields users can search with.
Extendibility - desiblogz's database structure is simple and mostly self-explainatory, so with some basic PHP knowledge you can create scripts that display the most recent user signups, entries, comments, etc., and display them on other parts of your website.
Mailing Lists - If enabled, users can create mailing lists for their blogs. This is a list of email addresses that are notified each time a new entry is posted.
Avatars - Users can upload small photos of themselves, which appear on the blog, profile, and next to their username in search/browse results.
Photo Albums - If enabled, each user can upload photos to their own photo album, which is linked from their blogs and their profiles. Photos can be given titles and descriptions, and thumbnails are automatically generated for easy browsing.
Podcasts - If enabled, users can upload MP3 or other audio files to a special folder in their file manager. They can easily podcast these files by clicking a single link and writing a blog entry.
Other Files - If enabled, users can create other file folders to upload and store files with other formats. You, the admin, can decide what formats are allowed and how much space your users will get.
Subdomain URLs - Your users' URLs (the URL addresses to their blog, album, profile, archives, etc.) can be shortened into subdomains (i.e. http://blogname.domain.com).
FCKeditor Composer - When writing entries, your users can take advantage of the easy-to-use FCKeditor entry composer. This allows users to add styles, fonts, colors, and images to their entries with no knowledge of HTML. Users can upload images and insert them in the entry they are working on with ease. Advanced users can click the Source checkbox and view their entry's HTML source.
Mobile Posts (Moblogging) - Users can post new entries, including photos, from their mobile phones or with emails.
Podcasts - Users can attach a Podcast URL to their entries.
Trackbacks - Users can attach a Trackback URL to their entries.
Comments - Users can choose whether or not they want to allow comments on their entries, and if they do want comments, who should be able to post them.
Templates - If enabled, users can choose from any of the blog templates you provide them. Over 25 example templates are included with desiblogz, and you can add your own.
Template Editing - If enabled, users can edit their blog template's HTML code to personalize their blogs.
Calendars - Your users' blogs can display calendars, illustrating when they have posted entries.
Archives - Each blog has an archive page that lists the dates of all the entries that belong to the blog.
Permanant Links - Each entry has a permanant link, which is important for bookmarking and search engine indexing.
RSS Feeds - If enabled, each blog can have its own RSS feed for easy syndication.
Instant Publishing - When users post entries or comments, they appear instantly on their blogs.
Preview Entry - Users can preview their entries or comments before posting.
Customizable Date/Time - Users can customize the date and time of their entries.
Draft Entries - Users can post entries as drafts and publish them at a later time.
Multi-author - When a user creates a blog, he/she is the "owner" of that blog. If you have enabled the multi-author feature, blog owners can invite other users to be co-authors on their blogs. Owners can add co-authors with the ability to modify the template, change the blog settings, etc., as well as basic co-authors who can only post entries.
Timezones - Users can select their own timezone, and all dates across the system will reflect it.
Multi-Language - You can easily translate the default language pack or add more than one, so your users can choose their own language.
Support Suite - Several support pages are included, such as a template editing guide, and a contact form.