Use .mac comments with any weblog editor
Dot Comments is an application that allows you to use .mac's commenting service with your weblog editor of choice. What? You haven't heard that .mac includes a commenting service? It's not exactly an advertised feature.
With iLife '06, Apple introduced a new application called iWeb, which allows you to create nice-looking websites. iWeb includes templates for weblogs, and allows you to write, edit, and manage your weblog entries straight from iWeb. Of course, one of the most popular additions to weblogs is the ability for readers to leave comments using some sort of feedback system. iWeb 1.0 didn't include such a feature, but in April, Apple released iWeb 1.1, which included support for comments. Apple built their own commenting system, exclusively for iWeb weblogs that are published on .mac. Unfortunately, there's no other weblog editor besides iWeb that's been able to use the .mac comments system.
Until now. Dot Comments unlocks the power of the .mac commenting system and allows you to use it with the weblog editor of your choice.
- Quickly activate comments
Username, password, URL. That's it.
- Smart URL handling
No manual manipulation necessary.
- Creates proxy pages
Directs you to correct entry pages.
- Tutorial included
Simple 5-step how-to.
- online version of the tutorial, showing you how to use Dot Comments to enable use of the .mac commenting system on your weblog
- tutorial showing how to use Dot Comments with iBlog, a specific weblog editor
- Technological Supernova, a working weblog with .mac comments enabled
- source code for Dot Comments