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  • Alpha-based blog module

    I got tired of working with Blogger and designed my own blog module in Alpha Anywhere.

    Question: Is this a useful module that others might want to download and use?

    See the blog here (sorry for the lack of current content, working on that next): https://iadn.com/blog.a5w

    Features:
    • As close as I can come to style and format of modern typical blog modules like WordPress and Blogger.
    • True HTML text editor using CKEditor (see image)
    • Ability to insert a "jump break" which automatically breaks long content with a "Read More" link (see the actual blog at https://iadn.com/blog.a5w)
    • Normal "Categories" and "Archives" links
    • CSS based on Twitter Bootstrap so you could apply many of the Bootstrap styles to the blog page.
    • Application of "permalink" which creates a permanent link to the blog content, not dependent on record id.
    • Responsive layout for mobile devices
    • For SEO, properly designed URL with the blog article name in the link, again as close as I can come to other blogs methods

    Things I can (and probably will) add:
    • More SEO including keywords and description for each article
    • Include social media links for each article
    • Ability to insert an Ad at any location in the article

    Limitations
    • The Alpha web server (non-IIS) does not allow for "URL rewriting", so the URL in my blog contains parameters whereas most blogs do not use parameters in the URL
    • Does not have a Comment option (I can add but I don't have a use for comments on my own blog)
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    Re: Alpha-based blog module

    I'd find this useful to put into various projects.
    The SEO and social media meta tags would be good also a comments ability.

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    • #3
      Re: Alpha-based blog module

      I am interested in how this is setup to work with the read more link. Can the link be easily setup to open the full article in a tab control in a tabbedUI? Or in another panelcard or does it go to it's own a5w page I noticed the p= at the end of the blog url and that's why I am asking how the link is setup. Is it same page, with a few show hide actions going on?

      BTW, I think it's a great idea. I currently just made a list control to display my short "news" updates which are not unlike the blog itself. I would find this a useful item and would pay for a working drop in componant with options. It beats taking teh time to code it, lol. How many database fields are invovled?
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      • #4
        Re: Alpha-based blog module

        The More... link is applied using a CKEditor add-on (ckeditor.com) that just sticks a little HTML in the body of the article, "<!--more-->". Then, when I display the article I cut off the full article at the "<!--more-->" tag, and replace the tag with a permanent link to the full article. It is important to create a 'permanent link' to the full article, something you will never change, so search engines and other links will always work.
        Last edited by Steve Wood; 09-07-2017, 02:45 PM. Reason: duh, spelling
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        • #5
          Re: Alpha-based blog module

          "permemenet link "
          I thought this was a spelling mistake until you used it a second time.
          Is this the same or similar to a canonical url ?

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          • #6
            Re: Alpha-based blog module

            Hy Steve,

            You can File Upload with CKEditor.

            Thanks

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