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Canadaka @ Sat May 24, 2008 5:39 am

Here are some new blog features.

- search blogs
- forum "friend and foe" system integrated with blogs
- get notifications via PM or email when someone replies to your blog.
- subscribe to your favorite blogs to get notifications when a new blog post is added
- archive block
- posting categories
- several different RSS Feed formats
- ability to moderate your own blog, delete comments
- guests can post using a CAPTCHA
- you can report spam blog entries or ones that break the site rules
- users can rate blog posts


Brenda @ Sat May 24, 2008 7:31 am

Oh my...

I don't really care for the way the blog mainpage is set up now... I really liked the list of blogs we had before, so you could figure out and click easily the one you wanted to read... Now you get a page full of half blog entries I don't want to read...

I hope you can find a way to get that list back :?


Canadaka @ Sat May 24, 2008 2:31 pm

yes, this is just the default setup, I will be changing it soon. ;)


Canadaka @ Sat May 24, 2008 8:03 pm

I've been working on fixing up the new blog system. the blog main page is re-made:

I have been fixing up the default blog template (example:
Something to note, this new template will scale to smaller size resolutions.

I will be making some additional blog templates, here is a blogger-clone one (example:

Comments and suggestions are welcome.


Brenda @ Sat May 24, 2008 8:10 pm

Me like!

Thanks for all your hard work, Trev!



Canadaka @ Sat May 24, 2008 9:22 pm

I don't think I will be adding all the blog customization options liek before, scine this new system doesn't have them, it would be a lot of work to do so.

There is another way to cusotmize the look of the template, using CSS.

For example Canucks blog is using the default template, but with this little bit of CSS i changed the look.

body {
background-attachment: fixed;
background-repeat: repeat-x;
.left_shadow {background-image: none;}
.right_shadow {background-image: none;}
.left_column {
background-color: transparent;
background-image: none;
.blog_description {color:#FFFFCC;}

There is already a field in the Blog control panel to enter in your own custom CSS code.

I will create a guide to all the CSS class names so its easiy for people to customize. You obviosuly need to know some basic CSS code, its not hard to learn.


Canadaka @ Sat May 24, 2008 10:33 pm

let me know if its fixed now.

There is 2 center align options, but what you posted "[center=align]" is not one of the.

[align=center][/align] or [center][/center]


Canadaka @ Sat May 24, 2008 10:35 pm

I will be creating a Blog CSS guide when I add the new Help section soon. For now here is some info.

Relevant CSS Classes

body {}
h1 {} /* Blog title */
a {} /* links */
a:hover {} /* link hover */

.wrap {} /* use to change the alignment of the blog */
.left_shadow {} /* set "background:none;" to hide the shadow around the page */
.right_shadow {}
.bottom_shadow {}
.left_column {} /* main content area */
.tablebg {} /* layout tables, used to give borders */
.row1 {}
.row2 {}
.row3 {}
.cat {}
.toprow {} /* red table header used in comments */
.pagination {}
.breadcrumbs {} /* breadcrumb trail at bottom of page */
.breadcrumbs a, .breadcrumbs a:visited {} /* links inside breadcrumb */
.gen {} /* regular size text */
.gensmall {} /* small text */
.postbody {} /* contents of blog post */
.postauthor {} /* poster name above avatar */

.blogtitle {} /* title of each blog post */
.blog_description {} /* description of blog at top of page */
.header_graphic {} /* used to control position of header graphic if present */

.grey {} /* grey text */


Canadaka @ Thu Jul 31, 2008 2:57 am

I updated the blogging system to its newest version, still doing some tweaks.
The upgrade process reset all the blogs to use the default style for some reason. So if you were using the non-default blog theme, you will have to switch it back.

There is also a new blog style called "Coda"

I will also be adding a tagging system to the blogs.



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