Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Zoho Sites - Great Potential But Not Ready For Most

Just recently, Zoho Sites began a component of their Zoho service providing websites similar to Google Sites.  I was excited about the prospect and VERY impressed with the service.  Every theme is responsive so it looks great on all media devices.  It's easy to use, easy to set up, and easy to maintain!  It's really beautiful.  I seriously considered moving my blog there.

However, this will likely never happen under the current Zoho Sites setup because of some very real barriers.  For one, you cannot import from other sites.  I actually considered manually moving over 600 posts to Zoho, even did a few, but quickly realized it wasn't practical. I wrote to them in their forum and they just reiterated what I already knew, that they could not import from other sites.  I was hoping they would say it was in the works but I'm afraid not.

There aren't any plugins for Zoho Sites and publicizing  your site could be a problem.  Third party programs like Blogsy don't work with Zoho Sites and there's no other way to publish a post than to log on and do it through the Zoho Sites website.  You can't email a post or set up a program like Windows Live Writer to add your blog entry.

However, if you are looking for a great way to write a blog and aren't interested in these extras, Zoho Sites is a great option and I do recommend you give it a look.  It's definitely worth that.

If you'd like to see the entries I posted at Zoho Sites during this process to get an idea of how it looks, please visit

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