Updated Commenting System: Comment Ratings and Organization

Topics: ASP.NET 2.0, Business Logic Layer, Controls, Themes
Mar 2, 2010 at 6:48 AM

I'm not sure what your roadmap contains for future releases, but I really wanted a commenting system that allowed the following:

  • Allow blog visitors to rate comments
  • Display comments in an organized way: Spam, Trackbacks, and Approved comments needed different containers

So I set out to add these to my blog, and it turned out that the necessary changes were more than I had anticipated. So... if you guys feel like that these changes would be neat for BlogEngine, the source of what I did is available on my site (link below). Unfortunately, it will need some work, as I only updated the XmlProvider, and I only used the resources for some copy (although there isn't that much copy to update).

Or if you would like, I can submit this as a patch, but again, it isn't what I would consider final b/c of the above issues. Or if you guys don't want something like this for BE, then just ignore this posting :)

Description of changes (with screenshots) and source files

Mar 2, 2010 at 7:17 AM

This kind of commenting system is really popular these days... I for one would definitely like to see this in a future release.