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This discussion is related to the BlogThis addon.
edited January 2009 in Vanilla 1.0 Help
Now I have NO excuses left to re-examine Vanilla. I'll let you know if I encounter any problems. Thanks in advance.
PS One feature request I do have is the ability to get an RSS feed of the 'blogged' items.
I'm going to look at the RSS feed issue tomorrow. I'm using FeedPublisher at the moment which relies on the search facility to get its feed. So I might have to somehow add the ability to search for comments with the "BlogThis" flag. Hopefully I can do that using the Framework, without modifying the base code.
Just untick the Blog extension in the extension page, and that is enough to stop them upsetting each other.
I have the "Pimped" extension installed, so you can view what I'm using:
From memory, I've tweaked most of them to work exactly as I want them to, and any that I feel would be useful to other people I've posted the code in the relevant threads.
As far as sitemap, there's nothing in there that I can think would help. But obviously the blog posts are merely linking to comments inside existing discussions - so as long as they are being indexed, technically so are your blog posts.
I have just added support for FeedPublishers RSS feeds, which helps a lot.
I'm renting a dedicated server in the UK with my own Fedora install on, and I've always found it super fast. What country are you in? Annoyingly I don't think Vanilla has a "time taken" debug tool. Should be a feature request My regulars haven't complained, so it could be you.
But yes, I am thinking something like LowCal - I did look into it, and I have a feeling there was something stopping me from using it.
I'm running Vanilla as community forums for a main website. As part of the website there is also a blog. The mains website and the blog are powered by Wordpress. The community forums are obviously powered by Vanilla.
I'm wondering whether it would be possible to use you BlogThis plugin and connect it somehow with the Wordpress blog, so that any Vanilla forum posts that get promoted are sent to the Wordpress blog front page. Does that make sense?
Does anyone know if that's possible? Is there a stand alone RSS feed for the BlogThis posts? Because perhaps I could use a Wordpress plugin that would display all new Vanilla BlogThis posts on the Wordpress blog front page.
I wonder if there's an easier way of going about all this...
Any suggestions would be most appreciated indeed. Thanks very much.