[ABD] Forum Weblogs

A place for MOD Authors to post and receive feedback on MODs still in development. No MODs within this forum should be used within a live environment! No new topics are allowed in this forum.
Forum rules
READ: phpBB.com Board-Wide Rules and Regulations

IMPORTANT: MOD Development Forum rules

On February 1, 2009 this forum will be set to read only as part of retiring of phpBB2.
Locked
netclectic
Former Team Member
Posts: 4439
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: Omnipresent
Contact:

[ABD] Forum Weblogs

Post by netclectic » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:08 am

Ok, the weblogs are now at a BETA stage where all you nice people get to have a play with them on your own site :D

  • Demo - BROKEN
    Login: test / test
    If you want to create your own you'll have to join the 'Loggers' usergroup.
  • Download
There is an admin panel where you can specify specific Categories you want users to be able to create weblogs in. You can also specify Groups of users who are allowed to create weblogs.


When a user creates a weblog a number of things happen...
  • a forum is created for the user in the category of their choosing
  • the rights for the forum are set to only allow that user to post new topics, while other users can post replies depending on the rights specified by the user for their weblog (see below)
  • a usergroup is created with the user as moderator. the user can specify a limited set of permissions for this group and as moderator can set it to Open/Closed/Hidden and of course the user will receive notification of any applications to join their group
  • you may notice the VIEW right for the forum is set to ADMIN - this means only admin users will see the forum on the index page, you can change this. The rights in the weblogs page uses the READ right.
that's all i can think of at the moment, i'm sure there's probably more...

Enjoy! (and give some feedback!!)
Last edited by netclectic on Tue Jul 15, 2003 8:54 am, edited 6 times in total.
Defend the game:
Image

DanielT
Former Team Member
Posts: 3324
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2002 10:55 am
Contact:

Post by DanielT » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:23 am

ok its coooooooooooooooooooool

but i made my weblog

and

i clicked newtopic but then it said

Sorry but only moderators can post topics in this forum

whihc cant be right? can it? or am i wrong

anyway 10|10, sone as its done im installing it, if you need any more testers then just see me

:D

netclectic
Former Team Member
Posts: 4439
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: Omnipresent
Contact:

Post by netclectic » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:59 am

Oops! :oops: I knew there was i reason i didn't want to delete that bit of code :?

That is correct, only moderators can post in your weblog. The bit of code that was missing was the bit to make you the moderator of your weblog. The permissions that you set in your weblog control panel, control who can read and reply to your weblog entrys.


It should be working now.
Defend the game:
Image

User avatar
cdkrg
Registered User
Posts: 706
Joined: Fri Jul 12, 2002 12:35 pm
Contact:

Post by cdkrg » Fri Oct 25, 2002 1:05 am

This looks GOOD!

BTW if it is set to public does it show up on the boards? Or does it stay separate as a weblog feature?

netclectic
Former Team Member
Posts: 4439
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: Omnipresent
Contact:

Post by netclectic » Fri Oct 25, 2002 7:22 am

It will stay seperate except for the admin who will see it in the regular forums index.
Defend the game:
Image

DanielT
Former Team Member
Posts: 3324
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2002 10:55 am
Contact:

Post by DanielT » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:01 pm

works fine now

give your self a pat on the back for a job well done

:wink:

gatty
Registered User
Posts: 506
Joined: Fri May 03, 2002 12:27 am
Location: Australia
Contact:

Post by gatty » Fri Oct 25, 2002 12:23 pm

it is very very good... :D
Gatty
www.gatty.net
Free Hosting With PHP/MySQL Support!

Image Search Before Asking!

User avatar
morpheus2matrix
Former Team Member
Posts: 9171
Joined: Wed Apr 10, 2002 7:31 pm
Location: France
Contact:

Post by morpheus2matrix » Fri Oct 25, 2002 5:01 pm

Good job !!
Former phpBB MOD-Team Member -

Forgive my bad English :(

No support by PM/Email - Thanks - You can thanks me here :) - Pay me for installing MOD's :lol:

burgatronics
Registered User
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:10 am

Post by burgatronics » Tue Oct 29, 2002 9:13 am

excellent

has there been any progress?

netclectic
Former Team Member
Posts: 4439
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: Omnipresent
Contact:

Post by netclectic » Tue Oct 29, 2002 10:35 am

Yep, tidied a few things up, added on option for the number of entries to show in viewprofile. I'm going to add some extra security options for admin so they can set permissions for who is allowed to create a weblog.

Then i've just got to tidy it up a bit and get it into a mod template for you guys to play with.

Hopefully, it wont be too long ;)
Defend the game:
Image

John-KiaX
Registered User
Posts: 41
Joined: Thu Oct 10, 2002 2:35 pm

Post by John-KiaX » Tue Oct 29, 2002 2:53 pm

excelent!

Mythor
Registered User
Posts: 27
Joined: Fri Jun 14, 2002 5:39 am
Contact:

Post by Mythor » Wed Oct 30, 2002 1:10 pm

A suggestion that may already be implemented. (no way to tell in the test)

Would it be possible to have weblogs only be able to be created by certain member groups? So you could have only your moderators be able to create blogs, or you could approve them on an individual basis by adding them to the appropriate member group, or you could offer a blog to people who donate to your forums, etc?

It looks very good so far though. Doesn't seem to be a major distraction from the main part of the forum, but is integrated well enough that people will feel at home posting in it.. Not to mention the ability to restrict just who can view your log.. and so on. Top stuff again netclectic. :)

netclectic
Former Team Member
Posts: 4439
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: Omnipresent
Contact:

Post by netclectic » Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:33 pm

Mythor wrote: Would it be possible to have weblogs only be able to be created by certain member groups? So you could have only your moderators be able to create blogs, or you could approve them on an individual basis by adding them to the appropriate member group, or you could offer a blog to people who donate to your forums, etc?

Not implemented as yet, but being worked on as we speak.


Thanks for all the positive comments so far. :D
Any other suggestions feel free to rattle them off....
Defend the game:
Image

User avatar
Mav
Former Team Member
Posts: 2261
Joined: Wed May 15, 2002 9:19 am
Location: England
Contact:

Post by Mav » Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:40 pm

you probably won't like my suggestion...but i'd rather have a weblog displayed like a topic then new entries get added as replies, rather than as an entire forum.
that'd make it feel more like a blog to me.

sweet mod though :D

netclectic
Former Team Member
Posts: 4439
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 3:08 pm
Location: Omnipresent
Contact:

Post by netclectic » Wed Oct 30, 2002 2:53 pm

Not sure about that one, cos you'd be kinda taking functionality away. You wouldn't really be able to allow people to reply to your entries. Suppose it's more of a peronal forum than your typical blog.

Maybe rename them Flogs :idea:
Defend the game:
Image

Locked

Return to “[2.0.x] MODs in Development”