Welcome to WordPress. This is the first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!

blogs can be grouped into categories, with unlimited categories, support for sub categories
full search features
implement a user/guest system
user can view certain posts/categories and should require password and username to view the post
administrator can create/manage user groups. certain groups should have access to certain directories or blogs and denied access to others they dont have permission to access.
the starting blog page should list latest entry, login corner for registered users
full calender application with functionality similar to nokia calender applications. should have alarms and notes, reminders etc. Go to date function. Code could be in javascript so that javascript enabled applications create the calender locally. The calender should have options and allow the user to select which information to show on the calender. The calender should also list blog entry dates.
The blog should have access to the webbookmark system (which is a xml based bookmark application).
The administrator should have full control of what fields are shown and or hidden, and this could be set at each blog before adding.
admin should have control over who should be able to add blogs and whether they are published instantly or have to read by the admin before being able to publish it on the site
could enable limited upload and links in blogs for registered user and disabled for non registered users
Space for google adbar, or other african related ad bars and two slots for adverts.
various adverts and schemes. to make the blogger interesting to view.
must be css based, and the admin should be able to edit the css file online
control blogs per page with a default number set by administrator
think about developing an offline version (in Java?) which can colaborate with an online site to sync (ie to merge the documents together so that they are the same or the category that both share is the same. this could allow a person to download parts of the blogger into his/her application, then when she wants update the online section, she syncs the two applications (thinking about mobile appplications here).
a menu on the left that allows users to browse blogs that are available to him/her.
Has facilities for plugins/panels to be added to the blog.
could use this pardim:
Each blog is considereds as a site and will have a master account. This is for the webmaster and will be able to edit the site as he/she pleases. This is the master account
The webmaster could then create blogs and assign authors to the blogs. The author cannot add to the blog unless is also registered as an author for the blog.
The master site will allow access to all the blogs and users can navigate around the blogs.
Should use xml to store the blogs and two versions of the blogging system will be made. One is dynamic, which uses php and the other uses php to generate html files for the blogs. The webmaster will define how the blog system should run. And will be able to easily change between the models.
The authors can write/delete/modify/archive the blog. each blog has a starting page and an archive section that stores previous blogs that have been removed from the main blog page. Each blog site should have control over what panels are shown in each blog and each blog should have its own design and css file.
full commenting available on each blog. The comments are not shown till the author verify’s that they are OK. This feature should be blog independent with a default behaviour defined.

use blogger, a local server, php and XML to make your site
Filed under: Blogging Tools — lotas @ 2:56 pm 12 views

This tutorial looks quite handy! basicly, it gets blogger to upload the posts you post to a server in XML format, then your server, with the help of PHP, parses the XML files and makes a HTML page, RSS and archive page for you (well kind of). and then you can make it look the way you want it to look. COOL!