3 Replies Latest reply: Feb 9, 2012 1:32 AM by Ethmoid
putzangel Level 1 (0 points)

Since the change by Apple to no longer host, I have switched my hosting to GoDaddy.  This should NOT have preventd people from using the comment option in iWeb but apparently, now iweb does NOT even publish a comment area on the internet.  In other words, though I have the blog set to allow comments, this is NOT coming through on the internet so that visitors can now make comments.  And in fact, I believe it deleted all of the archived comments on one of my domains.


Need a fix for this ASAP!  Thanks.

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • Old Toad Level 10 (133,360 points)

    On June 30, 2012 MobileMe will be shutdown. HOWEVER, iWeb will still continue to work but without the following:


    Features No Longer Available Once MobileMe is Discontinued or Using a Non-MMe Server:


    ◼ Password protection

    ◼ Blog and photo comments    ➙  ➙  ➙  ➙  ➙  ➙  ➙  NOTE THIS

    ◼ Blog search

    ◼ Hit counter

    ◼ MobileMe Gallery


    All of these features can be replaced with 3rd party options.




    You can use a 3rd party commenting feature with your iWeb blog. There are three that I know of:IntenseDebate, Echo and Disqus Comment in a Scrolling iFrame


    Since MMe is going away you could convert your iWeb blog over to WordPress complete with comments with this application by Rage: Convert Your iWeb Blog to a WordPress Blog | iWeb to WordPress for Mac OS X


    I found that if I published my site to a folder on my hard drive and then uploaded with a 3rd party FTP client subscriptions to slideshows and the RSS feed were broken.  If I published directly from iWeb to the FPT server those two features continued to work correctly.


    There's another problem and that's with iWeb's popup slideshows.  Once the MMe servers are no longer online the popup slideshow buttons will not display their images.


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    However, Roddy McKay and I have figured out a way to modify existing sites with those slideshows and iWeb itself so that those images will display as expected once MobileMe servers are gone.  How to is described in this tutorial: #26 - How to Modify iWeb So Popup Slideshows Will Work After MobileMe is Discontinued.


    It's now confirmed that iWeb and iDVD have been discontinued by Apple. This is evidenced by the fact that new Macs are shipping with iLife 11 installed but without iWeb and iDVD.


    This may be of interest to you: Life After MobileMe.



  • putzangel Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, this helps but is just more confusing and more work for all of us.  I am so mad at Apple because their stopping hosting has caused massive problems for all of us.  In fact, all of my archived comments are now gone to and there is no way to get them back.  UGH!!!!

  • Ethmoid Level 6 (10,815 points)

    If you still want to use an iWeb blog and publish your site to GoDaddy then you can still enable comments by using something like http://www.intensedebate.com.  It is free so try it and see.


    You also have the alternative of ditching the iWeb blog and creating a new blog using WordPress and linking to it from your website.  Rage have produced some software to allow you to transfer comments from an iWeb blog to WordPress.  It is available on the App store.