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1/2/2010 7:10:48 AM
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Improvement blog

My site has several modules news.
I want to use Blog module, as "News", "New on the site", "Plans for the future". But I miss some of the settings.
Could you add them to the module settings "blog"


1) Format of Date.
Now the date format is taken from
BlogDateTimeFormat = CultureInfo.CurrentCulture.DateTimeFormat.FullDateTimePattern;
Could you do that to date format was taken from the module settings blog? I need to show to date news in a specific format for each news stream on the site


2) Ability to enter the category of news, even if turned off " Show Categories"
I need it because I develop a module for mojoportal ("Links by Categories"). This module will have two options. Blog Name and Category. It is very important for the internal pages of site and will select from the news stream all posts on the Categories.


3) Settings the module: 'Only title'.

For this blog module configuration should show only headlines and nothing more.


4) Blog settings to disable URL checking when Update Post (The Url is already in use. The Url is already in use. You cannot use the same Url for different pages).
Why is it necessary. I want to use module blog for section " new on the site". Therefore, when you click on the "Title" user must go to the page that has changed and URL will contain the page address have changed


5) Configure the module blog, which will display the messages from the current date.
It is necessary that output plans for the future.
 

I can make these changes in the module blog by himself. It is easy. But I need the names of settings (and name of stored procedure for p. 5) that when you implement it, our names coincided.

Best regards, Alexander

 

1/7/2010 4:53:43 AM
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Re: Improvement blog

Hi,

I've been working on blog improvements for the next release. 

1. Already implemented in svn trunk

2. Already implemented in svn trunk

3. Already implemented in svn trunk

4. I do not know what you mean I do not get these errors. Can you tell me step by step how to produce the problem and maybe show an exampkle on demo.mojoportal.com

5. Not sure what you mean, sort the posts ascending instead of descending? I've never seen a blog do that.

Best,

Joe

1/7/2010 8:56:41 AM
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Thanks, Joe

For p.4 (for "New on the site)

1) Make new page with URL: ~/new-page.aspx

2) Blog: add post

Set

Title: We add new info about ....

URL: ~/new-page.aspx

Click button Save

And ... Nothing is added to the blog !!!!

For p.5 (for "Plans for the future")

Table mp_Blog has field StartDate

Please add field EndDate and select records in the interval between StartDate and EndDate

Best regards, Alexander

1/7/2010 11:15:28 AM
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You are trying to use the blog in unintended ways. A blog post cannot have the same url as a CMS page. These friendly urls are mapped to real urls by our url re-writer. For any given friendly url it can only map to one real url therfore no duplicates are allowed. So CMS pages, ie pages in the menu like home.aspx map to a real url /Default.aspx?pageid=x and friendly urls for blog posts map to a real url /Blog/BlogView.aspx?pageid=x&mid=y&ItemID=z

If you want to create a blog post and then link it into the main menu you can create a CMS Page Which will create the menu item, and put the fully qualified url to the blog post, not using ~/ but using the fully qualified url like http://yoursite/yourblogpost.aspx

See, because these urls are created for blog posts it is not a good idea for the page corresponding to the url to disappear like with some end date. I have never seen a blog with an end date where the post goes away, that is a strange use case and bad for SEO. Cool urls don't change.

Best,

Joe

1/7/2010 11:38:35 AM
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Re: Improvement blog

Thank you, Joe

For p.4

I understand you

For p.5

Every Friday, I create a plan for the next week and publish it in my blog on the site.
 

For example:
Monday. Buy a car
Tuesday. I go on a date
Wednesday. Sale car

And on Tuesday I do not want to see what was on Monday. So I need EndDate news publication

Best regards, Alexander
 

1/7/2010 12:01:42 PM
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And there is another problem with the blog.
 

My friends send me messages by e-mail that I would have published them in the blog.
What can I do in this case?
 

1. Sign out

2. Sign In as my friend

3. Publish message

4. Sign out

5. Login with my password

 

Or is there another way?

Best regards, Alexander

1/8/2010 6:15:23 AM
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Re: Improvement blog

Hi Alexander,

Sorry, but those are not changes I would like to introduce into the blog at this time. I would suggest developing a custom feature to meet those needs.

Best,

Joe

1/8/2010 9:24:10 AM
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Re: Improvement blog

Thank you, Joe

The demo site I tried to set Show Categories: enable and other settings: disable

and I saw a big empty space to the left of the blog

I think this is a mistake?

Best regards, Alexander
 

1/8/2010 9:55:13 AM
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Hi Alexander,

The Categories list will not show if there aren't any articles with Categories. If the Categories checkbox is selected on the blog settings, the blog makes room for the categories list even if there aren't any categories.

I added a Post to a category and the "big empty space" now has the Categories list.

HTH,
Joe D.

1/8/2010 11:14:53 AM
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Thanks, Joe

But I had in mind the following ...

In p.2 I wrote

2) Ability to enter the category of news, even if turned off " Show Categories"
I need it because I develop a module for mojoportal ("Links by Categories"). This module will have two options. Blog Name and Category. It is very important for the internal pages of site and will select from the news stream all posts on the Categories.

and Joe wrote

2. Already implemented in svn trunk

I want to write a category of each news but that Categories list would not appear on the screen

1/9/2010 10:25:07 AM
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Re: Improvement blog

I moved the Edit Categories link to the top so it is visible when Show Categories is false, but I forgot to fix it in the blog edit page so it shows the categories there even when show categories is false. I will fix it.

Best,

Joe

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