Free NASCAR website and Blog Features
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013 5:01am UTC
Signup In Seconds; It's Free!
You can get a site started in less time than it takes you to browse this page. All you
need is an email address and a name. You can blog/post/write as much as you want for free.
Unlimited posts, pages, the works. In the future we may offer additional paid services,
but these will always be optional, and our great offering will always be free.
Learn more about our signup process »
Great Themes. Exclusive Driver Themes Too!
You can change the look of your website with dozens of cool themes ranging from professional,
to fun, to crazy, to your favorite driver! You can switch themes instantly with just a mouse
click, and your entire site updates instantly. Each theme allows you to rearrange and
customize your sidebar using widgets, some themes even let you customize your
site's header area.
Learn more about themes »
Categorize and Tag Your Content.
Use specific categories to help organize your content, and then easily tag your posts to help people find your content according to the topic they are interested in. We'll be adding your tags to our special global tag system, so other visitors can find your content as well. Did we mention that properly tagging your posts helps places like Technorati list your content, so you can draw new visitors to your site?
Making Writing Easier.
Our built-in rich text editor makes it easy to create great looking posts and pages! You can upload your own photos, or use photos from your Flickr albums. To help keep you looking like a pro, there's even an inline spell-checker that makes it easy to proof before you publish. Want more? OK, so be it. How about your drafts being automatically saved while you work on them, in the background, so it's not lost if something happens? Still want more?
Maintaining Some Privacy.
Your site can be completely public. You can hide it from search engines, public listings on Thunder Lounge, outside link resources (like Technorati), and coming late this spring we'll even let you have a completely private site where you specify users who can access it!
Import Existing Content.
If you already have a blog elsewhere and would like to move over here to Thunder Lounge, we
provide several import options that can import posts and comments.
Learn more about importing »
Need Some Help?
Sometimes you need a helping hand. Hey, we all do. In times like this, we have a handy dandy support tool which is available through your admin area. Called "Feedback", it can be used to get assistance, or just for sending us some props. We also have additional support features to be introduced later on this season.
Automatic Spam Protection
Your site being powered by the latest version of WordPress, the infamous blogging and CMS software, gives you
many advantages. This includes advanced spam protection. We hate spam comments as much as anyone, and we provide
you with several layers of protection. Including the infamous Spam Karma 2, and our own captcha image system. With
these in place, your blog will be free of those dirty spam bots for good.
Learn more about spam protection »
Protect Your Content
Ever had your content published without permission? Did it make you mad? If so, we provide you with the tools to help
protect your feed content. You can easily add a full copyright notice to your feed content, all in the click of a button.
Maybe you don't mind sharing, but want credit. We also provide options to add a creative commons license to your site as well.
Learn more about content protection »
Customize Your Site
We fully support "widgets", which allow you to easily customize your sidebar to include the content you would like, in the order you would like. In addition to that, some themes also allow for additional areas besides the sidebar as well. It's all controlled through a slick drag and drop interface, and you can add/remove/rearrange whenever you like.
Add Pages, Make A Traditional Website
Ever wanted to put up your own NASCAR website, but had no idea where to start? Maybe you thought that was only something for
the "Pro's" to do? Do we have a treat for you. Let us worry about everything in terms of putting the site together, and all you
have to do is add the content and tell people about it. Though our theme library, you can have a great looking site up in minutes.
No fear of the "really ugly myspace plague" here, folks.
Learn more about using pages »
Enhance Your Site With Plugins
Want to add a few extra goodies to your site? We have over a dozen plugins available for you to use with your free account, and
are alrady enabled and ready for you to use! Want to add your Flickr images to your posts? Maybe use Feedburner to manage your
RSS feed? Add some custom navigation menus? All this and more is available through our plugin offering.
Learn more about using plugins »
Multiple Sites, Multiple Authors
You can have as many blogs as you'd like to use. You can add as many users from the community to your site as you would like. By default, if a user is a member of the community at large, they can comment on your posts, so that isn't an issue. We manage that aspect for you. However, if you'd like to add someone so they can contribute and help write content, that's OK. Just get their email address, and then add them to your site.
Changes Are Instant
No "rebuilding", or waiting on updates here. You change it, and it's a done deal. Comments, theme change, adding a plugin,
rearranging your sidebar, whatever. You change it, and it's done. Right then. Right there. Done.
Learn more about instant changes »
If You Need To Go...
We'll be sad to see you go. Sure we can't interest you in a private installation? Oh, OK. We wish you well.
Your content isn’t locked in, it is your content after all. We provide a complete XML export of
all your posts, pages and comments.
Learn more about exporting content »