BlogPackage Clean Up Hit List

This page is for cataloging the problems of the blog package and devising their solutions

Created by: Will, Last modification: 12 May 2007 (22:24 UTC)

TODO: EXISTING BUGS

  • BUG: Populate this site feature during package install does not first create a blog

Future Considerations

Activity

This was something started in tikiwiki but not finished before the port to bitweaver. Activity ratings can be achieved through other queries, there is a variety of information available about blogs, posts, hits which can be used to evaluate the activity of a blog or a user. However the activity columns still exist in the schema.

Rankings

Not dissimilar to activity, rankings attempts to rate the activity of a blog. There are currently two rankings "latest posts" which is silly since we have a page for that and "most visited blog" There are numerous interesting queries which could be added that are missing like most blog posts, authors with most posts, authors with most reads, blog with most posts, posts with most reads, etc... These should be easy to add to rankings.php

Create Blog Confusing

Some users find the create blog page confusing. We should add a help at the top that explains they are creating a blog not a post.

Wishful Thinking

API support for desktop editors

Support for ATOM or similar API's so desktop editors like ecto or Qumana can be used.

Completed Upgrades

Purge Categories from Blogs

All Old Categories references have been purged from blogs. Service connections are now in place to allow categorization.

publish_date and expire_date added

  • have been added in the editing interface and schema and tpls.

New Content Permissions Integrated

  • permissions added to schema and update and changelog
  • perms and query checks integrated throughout the package

User Blogs

  • posts automatically trackable and sortable and displayable by user
  • new center module can be used to display user posts as a "user blog"

Comments

Pigeonhole

by Edwin Enciso, 07 Apr 2007 (16:11 UTC)
My groups make extensive use of the "what's related" module to create an index of their pages in their work space. They need a way for a link to their blog to be included in that index without having every post in that blog also appear. Presently, the Gallery allows a link to the gallery, without requiring a link to every picture in that gallery.