Working with Blogs

A blogshort for Web Log is a form of online information sharing. You create a main blog post, and others can comment on it. Or, you can use a blog to create an online diary of everyday life. Your most recent blog post appears at the top with associated blogs following. Some blogs display a calendar on which days when blogs were created are highlighted. The blog workflow is as follows:

  1. An administrator creates a blog in the Workarea, assigns blog subjects, creates a blog roll, and decides how comments are handled. In the Workarea, a blog looks like a content folder but has a distinct icon (). See Adding a Blog.
  2. A developer adds the blog to a Web form using blog server controla server control uses API language to interact with the CMS and Framework UI to display the output. A server control can be dragged and dropped onto a Web form and then modified.s, then publishes the form. See the Blog server controls.
  3. Ektron users can add blog posts, either from the Workarea or the website. Depending on permissions, the post is either published immediately or submitted to the blog’s workflowa core element of Ektron, workflow lets you set up a sequence of approvers who control the publication of content to your website.. See Working with Blog Posts.
  4. When published, site visitors can view the post and add comments. See Controlling Blog Comments.

You can use a Smart Forman Ektron-defined Web page that contains XML (hidden from the end user) to display content, and receive, verify, and save user input. to implement structured blogging, which provides a form for the blogger to complete instead of free-form writing. For example, you create a book review blog and want to make sure that an author submitting a review provides:

For information about working with Smart Forms, see Working with Smart Forms.

NOTE: Unlike the Smart Forms you can assign to regular folders, you cannot require the user to select a Smart Form when creating a new post. It is only an option.