EviBlog Youphoria Branch

Posted 11/21/2010 by techphoria414

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Today I'm releasing my updates to Mark van Aalst's EviBlog module for Sitecore. My version of the module is currently branched in the Shared Source repository. Since I developed the updates for a music blog I help run, the branch is named for the you-phoria blog.

http://svn.sitecore.net/EviBlog/Branches/youphoria/

The full installation package is also available.

11/22/2010 Update: Merged with trunk, thanks to @adeneys for the heads up on his updates for XSS protection and staged configurations.

Read on for more information... 

One update to the module is a change to Google's reCAPTCHA for comment spam protection. As part of setting up your blog, you will need to sign up for a reCAPTCHA key, and configure the public and private keys on your blog home item.

Other updates include:

  • Blog sublayouts configured as cacheable by default, where appropriate
  • "View more" AJAX pagination on main blog and tagged posts
  • Added author name to displayed post metadata
  • Post listings now hyperlink post title, and include post metadata
  • Various additions to markup and CSS classes to allow easier styling
  • New Feeds control in sidebar to link to blog RSS feeds
  • Now includes sc:VisitorIdentification in main blog layout for OMS robot detection
  • Improved blog archive listing
  • Now include a simple default theme (techphoria)

As you might have noticed, this blog is running the new branch, with the new default theme.

Before this branch can be merged into trunk, I need some help testing it out. So please, download and install the package! Provide feedback and report issues via the Shared Source forum on SDN. Happy blogging!

-Nick Wesselman aka techphoria414

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  • techphoria414's gravatar techphoria414 said:
    12/9/2010 2:32 PM

    Thanks for stopping by Alex :) There's some planning going on for EviBlog 2.0 now, stay posted...

  • Alex Shyba's gravatar Alex Shyba said:
    12/8/2010 9:40 PM

    Hey Nick, Great to see you blogging :-)The new updates to EviBlog make me think about migrating my blogger account...

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