WordPress Along Side ColdFusion

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Hi,
Do you think it's possible to install WordPress (php, MySQL) on the same server as ColdFusion and "integrate" Wordpress into a CF application.  eg, A user in a CF application hit the "myBlog" button and you cflocation or cfhttp to the URL of the php server used by wordpress.

FYI, I am running on a Windows 2003 Server but I understand this is also possible?

http://codex.wordpress.org/Hosting_WordPress

Windows install: http://codex.wordpress.org/Installing_WordPress#Easy_5_Minute_WordPress_Installation_on_Windows


Is this too wild an idea?

Thanks,
hefterr
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Hi hefterr,

It's technically possible (I guess) but it seems to me that you might want to look for a blog platform written in CF and just make your life a little easier.

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Hi Jason1178,
Do you know of any?

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hefterr
Mango Blog is nice. Similar interface to wordpress, it is well written and easy to extend.
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Blog CFC is also popular, I haven't used it but I hear mango is easier to template. Mango's templating system is very easy to use.

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What do you think of Ray Camdon's "Galleon" : http://galleon.riaforge.org/
Galleon is a forum software, not blog. I use it here. It works well enough for what we use it for, but we customized it for what we needed. Blog CFC is Ray Camden's blog software.

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Hi Silvera21,
I am not a blog expert, but I think we are looking for a "forum" type blog where our users can select the forum they wish (like here) and post comments pertaining to our site topics.  Users can also reply back to the posts.

One thing hard to find is the ability to reply back to a particular post as apoosed to the topic in general (as is the problem here also) as I have to address this to you.  The concept of a thread.

Anyway, thank for your help as you have given me some ideas.

hefterr  
I think one question you might ask your self is whether you want people to comment on an 'article' or 'root post' that you (or site authors) created OR whether you want visitors to your sites to create their own posts and allow other visitors to comment on those posts. Generally with a forum you just create base 'topics' but the actual content is user driven - like this site. With a blog ALL content is author driven, but open for comment. Authors AND visitors can respond to blog comments.

Blogs allow your site authors to write content that visitors can comment on, while forums allows site authors AND visitors to create content that others can comment on.

I hope that makes sense and isn't too redundant :)
For example here is a blog post on ray camden's site, which includes responses by both the visitors and author (ray). But unlike a forum, I can't just add content to his site - since I am not one of the authors, I can only comment on the content.

http://www.coldfusionjedi.com/index.cfm/2010/10/13/Why-arent-you-using-Trusted-Cache

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Hi Silvera21,
Thanks for the clarification.  I am definately looking for a "forum" type environment where the community can create their own topics/posts (within a forum) and the community can comment on each topic.

The forums categories would be established by the site managers.

Thanks again,
hefterr

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.. I am looking more for Ray Camden's:

http://www.coldfusionjedi.com/forums/forums.cfm?conferenceid=5527DFBD-CC08-F498-C903DAFC2817BB56

 http://www.coldfusionjedi.com/forums/threads.cfm?
forumid=55295D16-0237-9D67-543513A1C4C22E25

which is also a bit like this site but follows thecommunity to generate their own posts.
Your welcome!

Here is galleon in action...

http://www.coldfusionjedi.com/forums/index.cfm
Lol, posted same thing at the same time!

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