Blog

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Blog
allows displaying of relevant information in a "news-feed" style on a wiki page.
State: stable
Developer: HalloWelt
Type of extension: BlueSpice
Edition: BlueSpice free, BlueSpice pro
Dependency: BlueSpice
Software package: -
Category: Communication
Documentation at MediaWiki.org

What is Blog?

Blog extension allows creating news feeds on the wiki. These news feeds can be shown on any page and users can be allowed to add their own news.

Usage / Features

To display a blog on a wiki page, the tag <bs:blog /> should be placed on it.

By default it shows all the pages in the namespace "blog" as blog entries with the most recent post appearing first.

The behaviour of the blog can be influenced by adding attributes to this tag. In this way e.g. the number of entries to be shown and more can be configured.

Technical information

Configuration

Some aspects of this extension can be configured on Special:BlueSpicePreferences under section "Blog". Here wiki administrators can configure the default values for all the settings that can be configured by adding attributes to the blog tag.

Setting Description Default value
Display pictures as Defines how should images in blog entries be handled. There are three options: full (image will be shown in full size), thumb (image will be shown as a thumb) and none thumb
Number of words per entry How many words to allow in the blog post before "continue reading" is shown 1000
Open new window for read more Should full version of the blog entry, once "continue reading" is clicked, be opened in same or new tab/window false
Position for the new blog entry form Whether to show create new form on top or bottom of the page  
Show all entries link   true
Show information about the entry   true
Number of blog entries Number of blog entries to show per page 10
Show new blog entry form Should "Create new blog entry" form be shown true
Show permalink link Should permanent link to blog entry be shown

true

Sort by Should blog entries be sorted by creation time or by title

creation

Text flow: Image position Position of the image in the blog entry, right, left or none

right

Rights (permissions)

This extension introduces the new permission "blog-viewspecialpage" that allows users  to access the special page  Special:Blog

Requirements

Blog requires the BlueSpice Foundation.

User manual

For detailed description and usage please visit our user manual.

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