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Weblogs, Web Sites, and Lots More

What is Conversant?

Conversant is designed to help groups of all sizes work together by making it easy for them to share ideas, questions, files, and knowledge. It also has lots of features that make it very easy for a small group - or an individual - to publish dynamic web sites.

Conversant is software for your Internet (or Intranet) server. Standard features include tools for managing news pages and journals (weblogs), feature-rich event calendars, online discussion forums (with file enclosure capabilities), tools for publishing entire web sites, email and mailing-list integration, and many other services that are great for all kinds of business, project, and personal web sites and communication-centers.

Free-Conversant is Macrobyte's web site hosting service, based on Conversant. We offer everything from free sites, to inexpensive domain hosting, to dedicated Conversant (and traditional) servers.

What people are saying about Conversant...

This is the part I love about your software/company -- every time I ask a question, you reply with options, options and more options.
-- Brian Carnell

I'm beginning to use it and conversant is great. Congratulations Seth and Macrobyters.
-- David Harrod

The more I dig the more I'm impressed at just how well thought out Conversant is. This is really powerful stuff.
-- Duncan Smeed

Wow, This is what I called Super Charged Manila. Thanks for showing what is possible and great team work.
-- Paul Chow

Thanks, as always, for such a rapid response from the Macrobyte 'team'. You guys are great!
-- Duncan Smeed

I have fallen in love with your stylesheet tool. My intentions, however, are strictly honorable. I just did some things with h1, h2, and h3 even though I *still* don't really know how to code a stylesheet. Fantastic.
-- Mark Morgan

Conversant's Weblog II is incredible -- it's not done yet, but is already one of the most powerful online journaling tools around.
-- Greg Pierce

Power and flexibility! Five years, and I still can't get enough of this system.
-- Seth Dillingham


Win a Free Site!

Free-Conversant hosts free sites anyway, but to take advantage of all of Conversant's power and flexibility, or to use your own domain name, you normally need to have a paid site.

sftiny-b.gif (6111 bytes)Well, now you can actually win a free "Your Virtual Space" account - for a full year - in a charity raffle at (That's a $335 value!)

Details on the prizes we've donated are on their Prizes & Sponsors page.

Posted @ 3:48 PM


Email Directly to Your Journal / Weblog

Does your Conversant site have a "weblog page"? More than one, perhaps? Now you can post new items directly to your weblog - any weblog on your site - simply by sending an email!

We've posted some docs on the support site for this feature. Also, you should read the story behind this not-so-new feature over at Have Browser, Will Travel (Jim Roepcke's site).

Posted @ 4:25 PM


Another Great Conversant Site

Check out the UNo MAS eZine. It's managed with Conversant, is very professionally presented, has lots of interesting pictures and articles, and we're very pleased that they've decided to manage their site with our software!

Posted @ 1:15 PM