Blogs!

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Blogs!
« on May 11th, 2011, 03:39 PM »Last edited on April 20th, 2012, 10:00 AM
Area: Miscellaneous
Feature: Blogs!
Developer: Nao (main), Arantor
Target: everyone
Status: 70% (still a lot left to do. And even after we're done, we'll add more features in subsequent releases.)
Comment:

Adds support for creating blogs that are internally considered as special boards. Based on the blog implementation at Noisen.com. Original code by Nao, re-implemented (rewritten?) by Arantor. Create a blog over at noisen.com if you want an idea of how it all works.

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #1, on May 11th, 2011, 03:48 PM »
Yeah, what has been added thus far is mostly a reimplementation, such as fixing odd pagination issues that cropped up from time to time. The main work to do here is on the templates, actually, but there are all kinds of side features that get included such as categories, tags and even perhaps some of the more unusual and interesting features in WordPress like pinging sites on new post.

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #2, on May 11th, 2011, 03:54 PM »
Is there any plans for importers for users who use WP, Posterous, etc...?

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #3, on May 11th, 2011, 04:09 PM »
An importer for WP is planned, yes. Developed by either Pete or TE, or both. ;)
I have an importer as well, but it was developed in Delphi back in 2005, I doubt it'll be of interest to anyone :niark:
Quote from Arantor on May 11th, 2011, 03:48 PM
Yeah, what has been added thus far is mostly a reimplementation, such as fixing odd pagination issues that cropped up from time to time. The main work to do here is on the templates, actually,
Oh, not a big deal, I'll do them either way. Most of it will be taken from the Noisen code anyway...
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but there are all kinds of side features that get included such as categories, tags and even perhaps some of the more unusual and interesting features in WordPress like pinging sites on new post.
Tags will be taken from Noisen unless you find a better implementation.
Categories will have to be redone (the Noisen implementation for these absolutely sucks. It uses post icons, brr!)
Pinging should be done through an API that I'm not familiar with. I originally intended to do it in Noisen but never really found the time or interest in doing it. Same with trackbacks (although I'm more interested in these, as they act as proper link exchanges.)

I'd also like to make it possible to 'retweet' someone else's posts. Retransmit or something. I think Tumblr does it already but I haven't looked into it. Just dunno if we should allow for comments to be in either post, or only in the original, or reproduced in both, or whatever...

So many things to do!

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #4, on May 11th, 2011, 04:24 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on May 11th, 2011, 04:09 PM
An importer for WP is planned, yes. Developed by either Pete or TE, or both. ;)
confirmed ;)

I made one for SMF 2.0 earlier this year. Porting my old SMF converters to the new wedge importer engine is planned  :) 

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #5, on May 11th, 2011, 04:30 PM »
Did you get Pete's NDA?

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #6, on May 11th, 2011, 04:37 PM »
Quote from Nao/Gilles on May 11th, 2011, 04:30 PM
Did you get Pete's NDA?
nope, checked my mail account and pms, nothing in there.. Hopefully my spamfilter didn't eat it   :angel:
Would be nice to get your mail addresses via personal message, so I could add these to my spamfilter's whitelist.

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #7, on May 11th, 2011, 05:09 PM »
I left some comments for you about it, Nao, wasn't sure exactly if you had anything else to add?

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #8, on May 11th, 2011, 05:17 PM »
Any chance there will be a way to import from the old zCommunity mod?

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #9, on May 11th, 2011, 05:34 PM »
@Pete> Nope, I had nothing else to add to it ;)

@OtherPete> I don't think we'll import from other mods. They can write their own importers ;)
I don't know zCommunity enough to say. IIRC though, its first version used SMF topics as blog posts, so it could be 'portable'.

Re: Blogs!
« Reply #10, on May 12th, 2011, 02:39 PM »
In my forum users use a topic as a personal diary. They post a new message with their news or whatever they want and others reply to them.
That seems like a blog for each user or at least for every user with the right permission.
Can that be achieved with wedge blogs? Could it be that every user's blog is a child board into the blogs board?