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Joomla! 1.5 SEO by Herbert-Jan van Dinther

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Using separate blog components

In this chapter you have seen that you can create a blog with a basic Joomla! site and some help from third-party services. So why use a blogging component such as MyBlog along with JomComment, or a combination of XBlog, IDoBlog, and a commenting component like yvComments? The answer is very simple. It will be good if you start a blog and have different authors for your blog.

However, there are also some downsides to the use of a blogging component. The drawbacks are:

  • You have to learn how to use it the right way
  • It can slow down your web site
  • It adds a lot of bulk to your database since all the comments and posts are stored in extra tables
  • With commercial components it will cost you money
  • You have to update them separately ...

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