Social Blog usage...

Topics: Business Logic Layer, Controls
Nov 14, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Hi,

I am using your site for one of my projects and and considering it for the next too... I do have a question of two I'd liek to get ansers for before I move forward with it.

  • Once setup can I have a registered user create a blog then continue to add additiona blog pages under their original post?  (In my case I am building a site for owners of Islander boats and to have their owners start a blog and continue to add pages to the blog as they go cruising or are re-building there boat etc.  I would also like to have a photo gallery attached to each blog so as they continue ther cruising adventure they can upload photos for each leg of there trip)

Thanks

Squire Dude

Nov 14, 2010 at 9:23 PM
Edited Nov 15, 2010 at 12:47 PM

I just finished setting up an entire website for a client using the BlogEngine, and in the control panel there is a list of users that you can set. You can establish an Admin and also "Power Users" and give them rights to do most everything, including maintain their own posts.  Is that what you are looking for?

Also, my client wanted a photo album as well. There are several out there, but I used one from Codeplex: http://photohandler.codeplex.com/  I set mine up to work out of a directory of its own so that I could just add the photos directly to it and they automatically get added to the photoalbum each time I FTP them to my directory for the photo album. It took a little bit of work, but now it works great. The only thing I am not fond of is the fact that all the thumbnails have a black background, but the guy who has been working on the code plans to update that soon. See the list of discussions on the photo handler thread for information on how to ingrate it into your website. For the BlogEngine, I created a separate .aspx page and used the main theme's masterpage to get the exact same layout and look & feel for my website. It works great. http://www.corozaltoday.com

I hope this helps.

Coleen

Jan 3, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Coleen,

Thanks for the response, and sorry it has taken me so long. Been busy on a paying product!

I took a quick look at the web site and it is not quite what I was looking for the site I would like to replicate is http://www.sailblogs.com/member/espiritu/?xjMsgID=156877 where each boat (entity) can create their own sub-site.

Hope this makes sense and you are able to give me some sort of direction to go in?

Thanks

Phill

From: coleenh [email removed]
Sent: Sunday, November 14, 2010 2:24 PM
To: phillip_seaman@hotmail.com
Subject: Re: Social Blog usage... [blogengine:234650]

From: coleenh

I just finished setting up an entire website for a client using the BlogEngine, and in the control panel there is a list of users that you can set. You can establish an Admin and also "Power Users" and give them rights to do most everything, including maintain their own posts. Is that what you are looking for?

Also, my client wanted a photo album as well. There are several out there, but I used one from Codeplex: http://photohandler.codeplex.com/ I set mine up to work out of a directory of its own so that I could just add the photos directly to it and they automatically get added to the photoalbum each time I FTP them to my directory for the photo album. It took a little bit of work, but now it works great. The only thing I am not fond of is the fact that all the thumbnails have a black background, but the guy who has been working on the code plans to update that soon. See the list of discussions on the photo handler thread for information on how to ingrate it into your website. For the BlogEngine, I created a separate .aspx page and used the main theme's masterpage to get the exact same layout and look & feel for my website. It works great. http://www.corozaltoday.com

I hope this helps.

Coleen