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A Blog for Plone

Project description

Overview provides a blog implementation for Plone featuring tags and categories.

A user can add a new blog entry and tag it using tags and categories. Available categories are defined by the creator of the blog, whilst tags can be added freely by the author of a blog entry.

Blog entries are listed in chronological order, in a tag cloud, by categories, and in a monthly archive. Entries can be searched by using the search function of the blog.

Enable commenting by activating the global_allowed setting in the @@discussion-settings view.

You can enable a lead image for BlogEntries (Configuration registry). It’s disabled by default. If enabled you are able to add an image to a BlogEntry. It will be shown on the BlogEntry itself and on the Blog overview


  • Add to your buildout configuration
eggs =
  • Run buildout
  • Install in portal_setup


1.5 (2013-10-29)

  • Add lead image. [mathias.leimgruber]

1.4 (2013-09-20)

  • Add relatedItems field to BlogEntry. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Add ftw.colorbox. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Add boolean field to blog entry, let the user decide if he want to include the images directly into the blog entry or show the images as gallery. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Remove allow_buttons on BlogEntry - go back to global tinymce settings [mathias.leimgruber]

1.3.1 (2013-05-24)

  • Change document byline: Remove ModificationDate, add CreationDate, disable default byline for Anonym users. [elio.schmutz]
  • Disable the ‘Comments ()’ string if discussion is disabled on the given BlogEntry. [elio.schmutz]

1.3 (2013-04-16)

  • Lawgiver support: map permissions. [jone]
  • Use Month msgid function from plone [tschanzt]
  • Exclude categories folder from navigation. [jone]
  • Blog entry: use text/x-html-safe output format and only allow text/html input. [jone]
  • Updated batching in blog view. [Julian Infanger]
  • Show the amount of comments in blog listing. [Julian Infanger]
  • Remove search blog viewlet. [Julian Infanger]
  • Protect unused fields, so they are only visible for manager. [Julian Infanger]
  • Implement a patched conversation view, which allows commenting on folderish types (i.e BlogEntry) [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Remove old blog.tags.portlet from portlets.xml [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Restore accidently removed image listing. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Restored info message if results are filtered on a criteria. [Julian Infanger]
  • Use the same byline in blog entry used in overview. [Julian Infanger]
  • Added new templates for blog and blog-entry. Requires Plone 4. [Julian Infanger]

1.2.4 (2012-10-10)

  • Removed customized popupforms.js as we don’t want to override Plone’s current version. Our version contained a fix for comment form overlays, which is obsolete now, because p.a.discussion comments are no longer added with form overlays. [buchi]

1.2.3 (2012-08-20)

  • Disable setting default page for Blog, BlogCategory and BlogEntry. Those types are not normal folders and setting the default page is therefore not common. [jone]
  • Remove base_view from allowed BlogEntry views. [jone]
  • Import ReferenceBrowserWidget from archetypes.referencebrowserwidget. [jone]

1.2.2 (2012-05-14)

  • Use ftw.colorbox to show images in larger scales. [tschanzt]
  • Fix Readme and use new test buildout config. [jone]

1.2.1 (2012-04-05)

  • Use width 100% instead of auto (IE fix) in image listing. [mathias.leimgruber]

1.2 (2012-04-02)

  • Added ftw.tabbedview based overview. [mathias.leimgruber]

1.1.7 (2012-03-12)

  • Do not display tags-listing if there is no tag to list. [Julian Infanger]

1.1.6 (2012-03-05)

  • Show categories the same way as tags in blog view. [Julian Infanger]
  • Show plone.belowcontentbody in blog and entry views. [Julian Infanger]
  • Show categories on blogentry view only if there is at least one category defined. [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Clean up css. [mathias.leimgruber]

1.1.5 (2012-02-28)

  • Fixed Include README.rst, no longer exclude .mo files. [Thomas Buchberger]

1.1.4 (2012-02-27)

  • Remove “Blog settings” view. [jone]
  • Add english translations. [jone]
  • Remove styling of search box for improving compatibility with plone default layout. [jone]
  • Do not create default category on blog creation. [jone]
  • Categories portlet: hide when there are no categories. [jone]
  • Use plone default class for button in blog actionbar. [Julian Infanger]
  • Removed blog.portlets portlet manager. Blog specific portlets are now assigned by portal_type in plone.rightcolumn. Provide upgrade step to remove existing portlet assignments on context. [Julian Infanger]
  • Add Categories translation [ttschanz]

1.1.3 (2011-12-05)

  • Restrict references to categories in blog entries to portal_type ‘BlogCategory’. This fixes a huge performance issue with the add and edit views of blog entries. [Thomas Buchberger]

1.1.2 (2011-05-15)

  • Fixed and optimized calculation of archive statisics per month in archive portlet. [Thomas Buchberger]
  • Also display the archive portlet in a blog translation which doesn’t have any blog items but other translations do. [Thomas Buchberger]

1.1.1 (unreleased)

  • Fixed: method getTranslation return None instead of self if there are no translations. We need to handle this. ftw/blog/browser/ [20.04.2011, elio.schmutz]

1.1 (2011-02-25)

  • Added support for LinguaPlone. [buchi]
  • Some refactoring and code cleanup. [buchi]


  • Fire set_description event also on init. [15.02.2011, mathias.leimgruber]


  • Be more like wordpress (don’t show description, show first 200 chars in overview) [08.02.2011, mathias.leimgruber]
  • Added image listing on blogentries. [08.02.2011, mathias.leimgruber]


  • Removed AnnotationStorage from some fields [08.09.2010, jbaumann]
  • renamed from to
  • removed all dependencies to izug packages (izug.tagging, izug.webcontent ect.)


  • Fix CSS Problem for IE8 [fsprenger]
  • fix viewlet.xml and evenhandlers [mathias.leimgruber]
  • fix blog actions viewlet [mathias.leimgruber]
  • remove Orgunit and ContentPage from profile [mathias.leimgruber]
  • remove unnecessary dependencies [mathias.leimgruber]


  • enabling editableBorder again, otherwise editing is not possible [fsp]
  • fix weird error with an not removable old portlet (blog.tags.portlet) [mathias.leimgruber]
  • fix weird error with an not removable old portlet (blog.tags.portlet) [mathias.leimgruber]
  • changed tag to tags [mathias.leimgruber]


  • Fixed missing comma in requirements resultet in unexisting package name [jbaumann]
  • Removed setup.cfg: not required anymore [jbaumann]


  • Added own layer interface for eliminating dependency to izug.theme [jbaumann]


  • Set default category (‘allgemein’) [mathias.leimgruber]
  • Added tests. [mathias.leimgruber]


  • Fixed menu “settings” [mathias.leimgruber]


  • maintlog Issue #587: Remove doc-actions in discussion-reply-form - fix datetime format in comments listing - replace comment image


  • Fix problem with categories [mathias.leimgruber]


  • Initial Development

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