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Essential Blogging by Mena G. Trott, Benjamin Trott, Shelley Powers, Scott Johnson, Rael Dornfest, Cory Doctorow

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Chapter 7. Advanced Radio UserLand

Radio UserLand (Radio) is a sophisticated, rich product. Radio goes far beyond simple blogging, with powerful features such as macros, object databases, outliners, a built-in web server, a full development environment, a scripting language, support for the Blogger API, and the ability to build your own web services. In this chapter, we start with a description of the products related to Radio: UserLand Frontier and Manila. After that, we continue with Radio techniques such as shortcuts and categories and then move into more advanced topics such as macros and UserTalk.

Radio, Frontier, and Manila

Blogger and Movable Type are pure server-side products. They run on a server only and all authoring is done through a web browser. Radio, by contrast, runs on your desktop or notebook computer and publishes to a server.

UserLand Software also offers UserLand Frontier (http://frontier.userland.com) that includes another tool called Manila (http://manila.userland.com). Manila provides equivalent functionality to a Blogger- or Movable Type-style blogging system.

Radio UserLand

A desktop blogging tool for a single blog.

UserLand Frontier

An overall web content management system for any type of web publishing including large web sites.

Manila

Like Movable Type and Blogger, Manila runs on a server and all authoring is done through a web browser. Manila differs from Radio in that it is really targeted at applications beyond the level of individual blogs. Manila, for ...

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