EXreaction wrote:I don't know what you mean.
As long as a user has the permission to view blogs, on the memberlist page, and on viewtopic by the member info area it has a link to view the users' blogs.
Allow me to clarify... When one clicks on the "User Blogs" link in the upper right hand corner, the page that appears with the random/most recent/popular etc. I would think would maybe have a listing of the user's with blogs as well. Like a "Forum" and the "Post" the actuall Users, which are basically links to their specific pages. Honestly, when I clicked that link, that's kind of what I was expecting to see.
I do see now that there is a link to view a particular user's blog. I think having a listing of all available blog, will allow blogs be more readily found, and discover other's as well.
I kinda like the category idea. But I think it would take too much modification to the main files to make something like that work.
However, I could look at making an add on to the mod where the user runs a script to put new forums as links to the blog pages, where the page would look like viewforum.
I wonder if it would somehow be possible to... have the mod work off a "Forum" or "Category"... Basically create a Forum/Category for Blogs only... So a user could either create a blog entry like they create a post, OR via their blog page... First entry being the main blog area, every comment after as the comments section. Readers can read the blog entries like a post, or view the blogs, or they could just be redirected to the page. The blog page mod would just grab the "post" by that particular "author" and organize it by "date".... on their blog page....
This is assuming many things, so keep that in mind. I have yet to dive into phpBB 3 mods as of yet, just doing the research now.
Just an idea....
Also.... I can see people getting overly crazy with turning all their post into blogs, lol, was wondering if there are any plans for like categories? Maybe limit blog entries to specific categories? then have a "Random/Uncategorized" as a catch all? This could be good, and could possibly cread sub-forums, for the overlying Blog "forum" and there fore allow people to click to a particular topic.....
What you think? I think this single handledly could become one of the best mods for forums, add friendly urls, and it will easily attract more memberships thru the SEO.