Question / Discussion Moonfruit as a blog platform?

Leighleigh

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Morning!
I already have a subscription with Moonfruit and was wondering if this is ok to use as a blog platform?

Thanks :)
 

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Morning!
I already have a subscription with Moonfruit and was wondering if this is ok to use as a blog platform?

Thanks :)
I had to lookup what Moonfruit was as I had never heard of them before

It seems to be a website builder with an ongoing monthly cost is that right?

do they let you install wordpress at all or do you have to use their tools?

only thing that concerned me when I looked at their home page is their footer hasn’t been updated in years
 

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I had to lookup what Moonfruit was as I had never heard of them before

It seems to be a website builder with an ongoing monthly cost is that right?

do they let you install wordpress at all or do you have to use their tools?

only thing that concerned me when I looked at their home page is their footer hasn’t been updated in years

Hi Jon,
Thank you for your quick reply. I already use Moonfruit for another website that I own and haven’t had any problems yet. They do let you install Wordpress but I was just going to see if it is user friendly for blogging.
 
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Hi Jon,
Thank you for your quick reply. I already use Moonfruit for another website that I own and haven’t had any problems yet. They do let you install Wordpress but I was just going to see if it is user friendly for blogging.
If it fits the purpose then go for it :)
 

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Unless it's changed in the past few years, Moonfruit is a service which provides its own hosted content management system, which includes its own blogging facilities.

As far as I can see, you can embed a WordPress blog within your Moonfruit site, but WordPress isn't actually installed and hosted on Moonfruit as part of your site. So, you could have a blog from WordPress.com, and have it displayed within your site.

This is a very clunky way of doing it, and it's only worth doing if you want to connect an existing Wordpress.com blog to an existing Moonfruit site. TBH Moonfruit is only really worth it for small traders who want an easy, cheap way of having a basic brochure site. It's not really suitable for anything more complex, such as setting up a blog which you hope will grow.

For a new blog-orientated site I'd avoid Moonfruit altogether, and install WordPress on a separate hosting package (such as HostPresto). WordPress gives you far more flexibility and is more geared towards SEO: over time you can really make the blog your own.

If it's more of a 'hobby' blog then Moonfruit might do - but I'd use Moonfruit's blog tools rather than the kludge of embedding WordPress. WordPress is far superior, but embedding it will just confuse visitors and search engines.
 
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Unless it's changed in the past few years, Moonfruit is a service which provides its own hosted content management system, which includes its own blogging facilities.

As far as I can see, you can embed a WordPress blog within your Moonfruit site, but WordPress isn't actually installed and hosted on Moonfruit as part of your site. So, you could have a blog from WordPress.com, and have it displayed within your site.

This is a very clunky way of doing it, and it's only worth doing if you want to connect an existing Wordpress.com blog to an existing Moonfruit site. TBH Moonfruit is only really worth it for small traders who want an easy, cheap way of having a basic brochure site. It's not really suitable for anything more complex, such as setting up a blog which you hope will grow.

For a new blog-orientated site I'd avoid Moonfruit altogether, and install WordPress on a separate hosting package (such as HostPresto). WordPress gives you far more flexibility and is more geared towards SEO: over time you can really make the blog your own.

If it's more of a 'hobby' blog then Moonfruit might do - but I'd use Moonfruit's blog tools rather than the kludge of embedding WordPress. WordPress is far superior, but embedding it will just confuse visitors and search engines.

That (c) 2017 is what irks me the most!
How can a website building platform not have an up to date footer!!!! lol
 
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Their 'contact' page is also run on unsecured http for some reason


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