EviBlog Youphoria Branch

Sun Nov 21 2010

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.


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

Nick Wesselman

Nick Wesselman started working professionally in software development just a few days after everyone realized we dodged a bullet with the Y2k bug. He’s worked as a Sitecore solution partner, Technology partner, and now for Sitecore itself. He lives with his wife, son, and daughter in Asheville, NC.