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Blog Improvements

I'm going to start gathering in and trying to organize the Blog related posts.  The links to the posts are in the order that they pop up in the search function.  If I've missed a post, please feel free to add it.

If there is a feature on this list that is important to you, please leave a comment stating so OR vote (thumbs up) for someone else's comment.  The more votes a given feature has, the more likely it is to be included. 

NOTE:  If this is about the Blog Aggregator or the Recent Blogger Portlets, they each have their own pages. 

Community Posts are referenced here... Please put comments/voting on this page. .. - First Post,Second Post, Third Post, Fourth Post, Fifth Post, Sixth Post, Seven Post 7, Eight Post, Ninth Post, Tenth Post, Post 11

Blog Administration

  • Built in Blog Moderator role that can moderate comments and/or posts
  • Allow admin to configure the ability to let a user select a theme for their blog
  • Ping-O-Matic Blog Entry submission for public entries.
  • Ability to configure DEFAULT public or private status for blog posts
  • Ability to control the maximum file size, display size, and file type of images in the blog
  • Ability to control the editor menu from the GUI
  • Ability to change the scope of entry so that entries that are added to the wrong page can be moved

Blog Reporting

  • Word-press like Dashboard with posts, pages, trackbacks, pingbacks, categories, tags, comments, spam
  • Better reporting with click tracks, heat maps, etc.

Blog Comments

Ability to report comments

  • Ability to have anti-spam measures for comments (max links, CAPTCHA, etc.)
  • Indentation following threads

Blog Posts

  • Ability for end-user to password protect certain posts to keep them private
  • Ability to mass-edit tags
  • Spell-check
  • Simplify image or file attachment (an userfriendly button with an upload form. Users are not used to used that images or attachments need to be first uploaded in a document library o image galley, just want attach an image to a post)

Blog Subscriptions

  • Allow IM notification of new posts
  • Allow SMS notification of new posts
  • Allow subscription based on tags and categories

Blog Importing

  • Blog import process for WordPress, Nucleus, etc.

Blog Tags and Categories

  • Allow administrator to turn on auto-tagging

Blog User Options - (All of these should be able to be over-ridden by an administrator)

  • Ability to set blog title
  • Ability for user to determine own preferred date and time format
  • Ability to set blog tag line
  • Ability for user to post via email
  • Ability to use or supress blog abstract in RSS feed

Blog Post Sharing

  • Add links to LinkedIn, Orkut, MySpace, Twitter, and Facebook

Proposed features already implemented

DONE  Ability to save posts as Drafts manually rather than be forced to "Save and Publish" (issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-6426)

DONE  Allow email notification of new posts (http://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-6496)

DONE  Hide drafts to other users until publication

DONE  Ability to install and configure community created customization plug ins from Control Panel (not a blogs specific feature)

DONE  Ability for user to set time zone seperate from server

DONE  Ability to moderate comments, Ability to have moderated posts: this can be done by using workflow from Liferay 6.0

DONE  Ability to preview a post (http://issues.liferay.com/browse/LPS-13521)

DONE  Ability to have an abstract of a post (Liferay 6.1)

DONE  Ability to require tags and/or categores on blog posts (Liferay 6.1)

DONE  Anonymous blog comments - enable the Guest role add comments to blog posts, ideally with captcha. (Liferay 6.1)

DONE Add links to Twitter, Buzz and Facebook (Liferay 6.1)

 

 

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I think that Blog Subscriptions it's very... Denis Signoretto September 21, 2009 6:05 AM
You know, its odd because its there for the... Lisa Simpson September 29, 2009 3:21 PM
"Ability to configure DEFAULT public or private... Denis Signoretto September 21, 2009 6:13 AM
Anonymous blog comments - enable the Guest role... derp niner October 8, 2009 8:59 AM
Seems to me that all the things under the Blog... Levi Beach October 12, 2009 7:46 AM
"Ability to have an abstract of a post" Ian L October 12, 2009 7:52 AM
"Ability to save posts as Drafts manually... Ian L October 12, 2009 7:54 AM
"Spell-check" (please) Ian L October 12, 2009 7:58 AM
Regarding Spell-check: Firefox, Chrome, Opera,... Daniel Disisto October 25, 2009 5:28 PM
I would like to see support for Akismet spam... Nicolai Wadstrom October 16, 2009 2:30 PM
* Ability to have an abstract of a post. Being... Nicolai Wadstrom October 16, 2009 2:32 PM
Ability to have Guest comments - I have setup... Abdullah Shaikh November 19, 2009 11:22 PM
I would like to have guests able to add their... Ratheesh Khanna December 6, 2010 1:25 PM
Ability to moderate comments (guest comments... Marian Simpetru January 9, 2010 7:26 AM
Have any of the other items in this list made... derp niner April 29, 2010 12:49 PM
Blogs attachment and images function are not... Denis Signoretto May 5, 2010 1:25 AM
Blogs attachment and images function are not... Denis Signoretto May 5, 2010 1:30 AM
Blogging: Ability for user to post via email... Jakub Liska May 7, 2010 1:34 PM
Blog Comments Ability to have Guest comments... Riccardo Rotondo December 20, 2010 2:22 AM
Ability to have Guest comments would be really... Ankit Pancholi January 27, 2011 10:06 AM
These links show how you can edit a blog entry... Bill Robinson April 23, 2011 6:32 AM
+1 on anonymous, captcha-based, or moderated... Aaron Paxson May 18, 2011 8:43 AM
I agree that uploading images and files are not... Florian Rhomberg July 12, 2011 1:32 PM
Anonymous blog comments - enable the Guest role... Charles Teague September 14, 2011 5:24 PM
As an administrator, I would like the ability... Charles Teague September 14, 2011 5:32 PM
Ability to password protect some of the posts... none ofyourbusiness April 16, 2012 10:37 PM
s Ramiro Gomez May 1, 2012 10:19 AM
adsfasdfasdfasdfad Cosco SCJ December 18, 2012 4:21 AM

I think that Blog Subscriptions it's very useful and I would like to see it just in the next version of liferay.
Posted on 9/21/09 6:05 AM.
"Ability to configure DEFAULT public or private status for blog posts" it's important for my use cases and more specifically issues related to the post number six.
Posted on 9/21/09 6:13 AM.
You know, its odd because its there for the calendar stuff, but not the blog stuff.....
Posted on 9/29/09 3:21 PM in reply to Denis Signoretto.
Anonymous blog comments - enable the Guest role add comments to blog posts, ideally with captcha.
Posted on 10/8/09 8:59 AM.
Seems to me that all the things under the Blog Posts would be far more important than the rest of these in this list. Since we're talking about blogs here these features and functionality make up the real "meat" of what a blog is all about.
Posted on 10/12/09 7:46 AM.
"Ability to have an abstract of a post"
Posted on 10/12/09 7:52 AM.
"Ability to save posts as Drafts manually rather than be forced to "Save and Publish""
Posted on 10/12/09 7:54 AM.
"Spell-check" (please)
Posted on 10/12/09 7:58 AM.
I would like to see support for Akismet spam control (the only thing that made my Wordpress blogs managable).
Posted on 10/16/09 2:30 PM.
* Ability to have an abstract of a post.

Being able to have that abstract being put into the Meta description, used as tags go into the Meta keywords would be essential for SEO.
Posted on 10/16/09 2:32 PM.
Regarding Spell-check: Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari to name but a few have built-in spell checking, and for IE there's eg. http://www.iespell.com/

I prefer having this as a function of the browser - as found on the above mentioned website:
"... it is definitely much faster than a server-side solution. Plus you get to store and use your personal word list across all your applications, instead of maintaining separate ones on each application."
Posted on 10/25/09 5:28 PM in reply to Ian Labardee.
Ability to have Guest comments - I have setup liferay, wrote some blogs, and want the people to add their comments, nobody will signup to just add a comment.
Posted on 11/19/09 11:22 PM.
Ability to moderate comments (guest comments should be also included - one should be able to customize if guest comments are allowed).

Aso if FLAG content is implemented already, how do I, as admin, take an action (such as delete that blog post ?!) Admin should be able to 'moderate' or edit/delete the posts.
Posted on 1/9/10 7:26 AM.
Have any of the other items in this list made it into the v6 release candidate since this page was last updated?
Posted on 4/29/10 12:49 PM.
Blogs attachment and images function are not very userfriendly. Most of users just want attach an image to a post (or a file). It's not intuitive for them that they need to upload it first to a document library or image gallery folder.
Posted on 5/5/10 1:25 AM.
Blogs attachment and images function are not very userfriendly. Most of users just want attach an image to a post (or a file). It's not intuitive for them that they need to upload it first to a document library or image gallery folder.

It would be good a simplified editor function that just ask to upload an image (or a file) and automatically arrange it (e.g. the file could be automatically located in a particular user repository location with a folder/files for each post).
Posted on 5/5/10 1:30 AM.
Blogging:
Ability for user to post via email
Ability for user to post via metaweblog API or xmlrpc
Posted on 5/7/10 1:34 PM.
I would like to have guests able to add their comments and rate the blogs.
Posted on 12/6/10 1:25 PM in reply to Abdullah Shaikh.
Blog Comments
Ability to have Guest comments
Ability to have anti-spam measures for comments (max links, CAPTCHA, etc.)
Posted on 12/20/10 2:22 AM.
Ability to have Guest comments would be really good feature.
Posted on 1/27/11 10:06 AM.
These links show how you can edit a blog entry in Word (including pictures) and press the Publish button to add or update a blog entry. It make editing simpler than using a web form.

http://www.lostintechnology.com/how-to/how-to-publish-blog-posts-from-micro­soft-word-2010
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/help-with-blogging-in-­word-HA010164021.aspx
Posted on 4/23/11 6:32 AM.
+1 on anonymous, captcha-based, or moderated comments
Posted on 5/18/11 8:43 AM.
I agree that uploading images and files are not very userfriendly.
Another big wish is to create a possibility to use offline blog writers to write blogs and upload them to liferay. Teherefore a XML-RPC service for the Blog Engine would be important.
Posted on 7/12/11 1:32 PM.
Anonymous blog comments - enable the Guest role add comments to blog posts, ideally with captcha as a configurable option.
Posted on 9/14/11 5:24 PM.
As an administrator, I would like the ability to configure the blog such that the owner of the blog can accept or reject comments before the other users see the comment. The administrator should always have the ability to see the comments.

The reason why is is important is because in 6.1 we will have the ability to allow guests to leave comments, and some comments will not be appropriate. There are some bloggers who cannot tolerate inappropriate comments displayed for any length of time.
Posted on 9/14/11 5:32 PM.
Ability to password protect some of the posts (or an entire page in my portal).
Posted on 4/16/12 10:37 PM.
Posted on 5/1/12 10:19 AM.
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Posted on 12/18/12 4:21 AM.