History of BlogsPackage

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Created by: Will, Last modification: 05 Nov 2007 (21:18 UTC) by Will
The blogs package, as one might expect enables users to post blog posts to a website. The blogs package has two main features - blog posts, and blogs.

What is a "Blog Post"?

A blog post by any other name is still a blog post. Like an article, a blog post is user created and owned content that includes Publish and Expire time stamps. Blog posts can be created to publish now, in the future, or even in the past. Posts automatically persist for all time, however the Expire time stamp can be used to make a blog post disappear in the future.

What is a "Blog"?

In the bitweaver BlogsPackage, a blog is a item which blog posts can be attached to. You can have several blogs on your website, and you can have several people be able to post to them. You can fine tune these relationships so that if you want, you can have one blog that only a few people can post to, and another blog that lots of people can post to. Or any number of blogs really. A user does not need to have a blog to be able to create a blog post. So you can have a general pool of recent blog posts and then specialty blogs which select authors post too - such a configuration is a common need of community blogging sites, and the bitweaver BlogsPackage is robust and flexible enough to configure the most complex community blogging sites imaginable.

Blog posts can be joined to Blogs both at authoring time, or later by an admin. This allows for the commonly desired feature of "promoting a blog post" to "the front page". In the case of this package you would use a blog to manage your front page posts, and any blog posts you want to appear there would be attached or "promoted" to that blog.

For a good live example of a complexly configured community blog site using this package please see: Workinglife.org

Additional Features

  • Ajax Read More
    The "Ajax Read More" feature lets readers load up the second half "read more" section of a blog post into a page that displays several posts at once. Thus the user does not need to do a full page load just to read the rest of the story. The Permalink and Comments links are still present if the user desires to navigate to either of those.
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