[pmwiki-users] Blog proposal
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Thu Dec 15 22:00:13 CST 2005
Thinking about it, does the creation of properties obviate the use of
Categories? ie, we can achieve all, and more, Category funcationality
Mikael Nilsson wrote:
> Overall a good proposal! I have a few comments below.
> tor 2005-12-15 klockan 08:46 -0600 skrev Patrick R. Michaud:
>>* Posting a blog entry is as simple as adding (:blog:) to the markup
>> of any page. When a page containing (:blog:) is saved, that page
>> is automatically added to the blog trail page if it's not already
>> listed. (The author must have write permissions to the blog trail
> Well... do you really want that? I realize that you would like to know
> it's a blog post, but should you not use properties for this?
> (:property type=blog:)
> You don't lose anything, and it generalizes nicely :-).
>>* An author can use (:blog OtherBlogTrail:) to post the current page
>> to blog trails other than the default.
> Post to several blogs, too? That would be cool! Especially if you have
> group blogs, where some blog posts belong to several groups.
>>* When displayed, a page containing a (:blog:) directive
>> automatically receives a blog header and footer, defined
>> either within the blog trail page or by Site.BlogTemplate.
>>* A special-purpose (:bloglist:) directive can be used to display
>> blog entries in a variety of formats. It's actually the same
>> as (:pagelist:) but has some default settings useful for blogs.
>>* We may have a special ?action=newblog that can be used to
>> automatically drop an author into an editor with the pagename
>> constructed from the current date, a serial number, or a
>> combination of the two (configurable).
> I think this is probably the most important part of it all...
> What an newblog page needs:
> * Automatic generation of page name, using the title as input as well. I
> don't dates/serials #s are enough, especially since there is more
> information available.
> * Category support - the user should not need to set categories in the
> markup IMHO.
> * Checkboxes for which blogs to post to (optional).
> * More??
> I repeat - IMHO the newblog page needs to be idiot-proof (or nearly so),
> and all important settings need to be accessible in the GUI.
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