Please include a link to your website with sphpblog. I'd like to see what people are doing and use that to help formulate future plans.
I am using Simple PHP Blog since 2007 on different websites:
There are different versions running because I think "Never change a running system"
Kamya Blog: http://www.kamya.com/blog/ - part of the Kamya craft store.
My site… http://kaliggi.altervista.org/index.php
WOW! Congratulations kaliggi. Outstanding what you did. Will contact you.
working on layout to be similar to the blog i had, made with nucleus soft
New to blogging and self-hosting while I get things figured out. Hence the long URL. Simple PHP Blog really is easy to use and is intuitive. I don't speak HTML and had trouble with the editors in previous blog software I tried, and never got the hang of it. Your editor is a breeze to use. Very short learning curve. Thanks for all your hard work.
Here's what I just did for my comedian friend
I just used sphpblog again. It's an older version, but I needed a fast and simple integration.
It took me less than 20 minutes to integrate with an iframe and tweek a bit to fit it.
And it does its job. See here:
basically just made this so me and my mate can organise our course notes and stuff. messed about with quite a lot of it, like adding a basic tagging system, new menus etc. as to exactly what i did to make these changes i wouldnt be able to say as i have just tweeked bits as i go along. www.mattbatey.webspace.virginmedia.com/blog
Mohd Fuad Mohamed Yusoff
This is my blog : AhAks.com
Have been using an old version for a couple of years now - upgraded to the latest release recently. http://www.ryokangojyuan.com/news/index.php
Just started a new Blog. I was using PPPblog which seems to have been an offshoot of sphpblog but it was buggy and no longer updated, and I was surprised to find the community here still active. Usually it's the offshoot projects that take up the reins etc… Here's what I've done.. http://www.skewedlogic.com/
My blog, in Chinese : )
I put my story and news there.
if that link doesn't work, then that means I've moved it to http://www.groupcreations.com/blog
So yeah, I had to make a bunch of blind edits to the coding to get it to look like that (by blind, I mean lots of file searching and guess and check).
The part I had trouble with was moving the name and date below and making the comments look less like blog posts. Currently having trouble with inserting session from the forums onto the blog.
I've been on http://www.bismarck-mandan.com since January 1, 2006. I've got around 2,500 images in just under 1,500 posts. I have a rotating Flash banner that defaults to JPEG if the viewer doesn't have Flash, but otherwise I'm using it pretty much "out of the box" without many major tweaks.
I'm considering a switch to Wordpress but trying to figure out how to migrate 1,500 posts is very discouraging.
We had a similar problem. Simple PHP Blog did a good job until we got too many pictures inh our Blog. The hoster complained about too heavy processor load of the blog scripts and gave us the choice between change the blog and being kicked out.
We migrated to Wordpress. Now the hoster is happy, but we have to move over 1,800 blog entries. We did not find a usable tool. So we move one blog entry after the other. :-((((
If you want to export all of your entries this could be possible via RSS feed. For example, this will dump up to 10000 entries:
I imagine it wouldn't be too hard to convert this to wordpress database format, if someone hasn't done this already.
Also feel free to name names as to what hosting providers don't like big loads from sphpblog.
It appears that Wordpress does indeed have an RSS importer option:
Sorry for you guys. The hosters who had problems were: infomaniak.com and solidhosting.ph
i found on my own wamp-server that index.php ate up 100% of my processor resources.
Unfortunately I could not find the responsible script, but when I moved out 50% of the pictures, the processor load went down.
Thanks, good to know its photos causing a problem, I'll see if I can figure it out.
After a quick look my guess is it could be around line 536 in scripts/sb_formatting.php in replace_img_tag(), in particular the getimagesize() call. That code is in there to write the HTML with a correct aspect ratio for each image. Every time an image is rendered it reads the size of the image. Meaning if you have a lot of images on your index page there is a read call for each image which might be causing the problem. A typical web page rendering doesn't do this it, its just the browser that reads the images.