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Blog Application

Last modified by Thomas Mortagne on 2014/04/10 00:04
blog.pngBlog application for XWiki
TypeXAR
Developed by

XWiki Development Team

LicenseGNU Lesser General Public License 2.1
Bundled With

XWiki Enterprise, XWiki Enterprise Manager

Compatibility

XWiki Enterprise >= 1.8

Installable with the Extension Manager

View Source

Download v5.4.4

Description

Creating one or several Blogs

By default a recent XWiki installation will provide a blog inside the Blog space. You can use that one or create a new one inside an existing space or as the main content of a new space using the Blog's Management. For that you just need to navigate to this URL: <URL to server:port>/xwiki/bin/view/Blog/Management. A new page will show up asking you to enter:

  • The name of the Space
  • The title of the Blog
  • Select if the blog is inside an existing space or as the main content of that space

CreateBlog.PNG

After you have filled in the information click "Create". You now have a new blog!

RSS Feed for the Blog

In order to display the RSS Feed icon on your blog you have to add this line:

<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Blog RSS Feed" href="$xwiki.getURL('Blog.BlogRss', 'view', 'xpage=plain')" />

to the Blog's Presentation HTTP Meta Information text area. You can reach that by clicking on Administration -> Administer Space: 'Blog Space Name' -> Page Elements.

If you want to provide feeds based on the Blog's Categories then drag the Blog Categories Panel onto your blog's sidebar. You can find that by selecting Administration -> Administer Space: 'Blog Space Name' -> Panel Wizard.

Examples

The blog application is used for example on the Blog page of xwiki.org.

It is also possible to customize the Blog application for specific purposes. You will need some Velocity knowledge to do this, so please check the Developer's Guide for more information.

You can add / change blog categories on the http://<server>/xwiki/bin/view/Blog/ManageCategories page. 

A panel that lists all blog categories is also available. You can find it on the http://<server>/xwiki/bin/view/Blog/CategoriesPanel page of your XWiki.

Screenshots

BlogPanel.png
The Blog Categories Panel

BlogArticle.png
A Blog Article

XWikiBlog.png
A Blog Main Page

Changing the Style

The blog application uses a Skin Extension stored as an object attached to the Blog.BlogStyle document. In order to modify the Blog's style edit this document in Object Mode and modify the style as you wish.

Prerequisites & Installation Instructions

We recommend using the Extension Manager to install this extension (Make sure that the text "Installable with the Extension Manager" is displayed at the top right location on this page to know if this extension can be installed with the Extension Manager).

You can also use the following manual method, which is useful if this extension cannot be installed with the Extension Manager or if you're using an old version of XWiki that doesn't have the Extension Manager:

  1. Log in the wiki with a user having Administration rights
  2. Go to the Administration page and select the Import category
  3. Follow the on-screen instructions to upload the downloaded XAR
  4. Click on the uploaded XAR and follow the instructions
Created by Guillaume Lerouge on 2007/04/04 02:09

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