Blog Enhancements

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8/20/2006 3:13:46 PM
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Blog Enhancements

Anyone interested in working on enhancements to the Blog Module?

It would be nice to implement some of the popular blog APIs and other bells and whistles.

A few desired features but not a complete list:

  • Blog APIs for posting from external blogging tools.
  • Feature to preview comments before posting
  • Feature to allow the blog owner to edit comments
  • Feature to disable comments for specific posts
8/16/2007 2:27:02 PM
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Re: Blog Enhancements

Hi Joe,

I was thinking about working with the option to disabling comments på specific posts. I see there is a column in the table called AllowCommentsForDays. I don't see it being used anywhere but i geuss it is for this feature, right?

On the add/edit blog post page, I thought it could look like this (the dots should be radio buttons an [ ] a text box):

For the add blogg page:

Comments:

  • Allow
  • Allow for [ 10 ] days
  • Disallow

 

For the edit blog page:

Comments:

  • Allow
  • Allow for [ 10 ] days from publish date
  • Disallow but keep existing
  • Disallow and hide existing

 

This should be possible with just the one column already there, with => 1 option two, 0 option three, -1 option one (infinite number of days),  -2 option four (disallow and hide) or something like that.

It should be quite easy to do, not sure how to make a TextBox appear inside a RadioButtonList though.

 

Any thoughts on this?

8/18/2007 6:08:14 AM
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Re: Blog Enhancements

Hi Christian,

Yes I added that column recently. I was envisioning a dropdown list.

Allow Comments for [Dropdown] Days

-1 = None, 0 = unlimited

5, 10, 15, 30, 45, 60,90

My plan was to always keep existing comments unless they are deleted.

I plan to implement this soon. I also have been working on options for Captchas

Joe

8/18/2007 7:09:55 AM
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Re: Blog Enhancements

Hi,

Ok, I have seen you are working with Captchas, I havn't tested it yet though.

The idea to have an option that hides existing comments was taken from Googles Blogger. I think that is a good thing to have.

 

Christian

 

12/9/2011 5:47:45 AM
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Re: Blog Enhancements

Joe,

I am working on an enhanement to the blog to allow OrderBy Title.

Could be an instance setting OrderBy [title asc, title desc, date asc, date desc] etc

Will just need an instance setting a small change to the GetPage(), Controls (to check for the instance setting) and SP etc.

Is this something that could be included inthe project?

 

Regards

Richard

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