How about using Discourse for Blogging instead WordPress?


#1

Discourse is an amazing user-friendly software. I love the way it works. I am thinking to switch from WordPress to Discourse.

Why?

  • Category Organization is better at Discourse.
  • Discourse attracts less spam than WordPress.
  • For content publishing, Discourse is easy. Just by pasting image, it automatically optimize and upload.
  • It’s responsive
  • Things like rating markup can be managed by Tag Manager
  • Monetization with AdSense maybe bit tough.
  • I love the search feature :heart_eyes:

Let me know what do you think. Thanks in advanced

Sincerely,
Gulshan


#2

Very terrible idea.


#3

Why so? It’s more user-friendly.


#4

What about SEO differnces ??


#5

As far SEO, content matters most.


#6

It’s not resource friendly though … Blogs are designed to serve static posts for long tenure discourse’s content is highly dynamic.


(I am a love charger) #7

no.


it won’t work, wordpress is more seo friendly.


#8

If we don’t have users who comments a lot… will google give same benefit to forum that it gives to blog


#9

Long tenure = more money = possible way to invest :slight_smile:


#10

Not feasible.
Per GB spent on WordPress will cost around 2GB on Discourse.


#12

I bet this thing is simpler than WordPress on Discourse, there is an adplugin and a google ads plugin both of which are very intuitive and easy to use and the prominent advantages are as follows:

  1. Auto injection on site header and footer
  2. Auto injection on nth Post
  3. Ads can be limited to trust level.

#14

Plus customisation may not be available as per page. :frowning:


(I am a love charger) #15

Forum is a forum, blog is a blog.

Comment section can be merged into forum.


#16

If you’re good with CSS then this can be alleviated by applying CSS to tagged elements.


#17

Content should be indexed :slight_smile:


#18

If your goal is just faster indexing try using ghost!


(PiyanK) #19

Why am I feeling that one day you will add ads on this forum?


#20
  • Never. I said… if I use Discourse instead of WordPress at primary domain then Monetization via AdSense for article may be tough.

(I am a love charger) #21

it’s not a bad thing.


#22

Thanks for the all feedback. I will think twice on this subject.