Gurgle!Argh!
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Join date: Oct 2002
1,444 IQ
#1
so, my band is changing its name (for various reasons including sharing it with another band who we're starting to play similar places as, they had it first and we aren't that attached to it) and we're wanting to revamp our online presence. we have a domain name, and we have a myspace obviously, but i'm really down on myspace these days because i just think it isn't much use anymore and is probably counterproductive in a lot of ways. we're gonna use bandcamp.com for hosting our music, but we want a more general band page too. we're looking at using a blog style website, but ideally we want one where we can combine traditional blog style functionality with static pages. right now, wordpress seems to be the most obvious option, but i was wondering what else everyone likes?
my name is matt. you can call me that if you like.
crohno
Registered User
Join date: Jun 2008
274 IQ
#2
you can write it yourself, it's not that hard, and there are lots of scripts out there that can really help you, however if you don't want to to this i'd recommed wordpress(but at least make your own layout)
thunderhans
Registered User
Join date: Aug 2007
75 IQ
#3
Its really easy to create something with "joomla", just download it and install it on the webspace, and customize your design and content, if you want something more advanced have a look at "drupal"
Gurgle!Argh!
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Join date: Oct 2002
1,444 IQ
#4
actually, we're ideally looking to avoid hosting costs. i have worked with drupal in the past, but really we're looking for such limited functionality here that we're more interested in going the wordpress.com/tumblr/blogspot sort of route but with our domain pointing to them, at least for now.
my name is matt. you can call me that if you like.
Black Star
UG Fanatic
Join date: Dec 2005
376 IQ
#5
Honestly, I'd say use your own hosting, even if you decide to use Wordpress or whatever for the basis of your website. You have more control that way.

Right now, my band's site is set up using Wordpress. I'd definitely recommend it.
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Phil Starr
Tab Contributor
Join date: Oct 2007
1,128 IQ
#6
It looks like you are in the UK so have a look at lemonrock
14shadesofblue
Eyehategod
Join date: May 2007
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#7
purevolume.com is a good place
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