June 1, 2012 by Alistair Deneys
I’m happy to announce the next release of WeBlog, release 2.2, is now available.
This release fixed a number of bugs across various areas of the module. I also spent quite a bit of time testing the more “non-developer” interfaces to the module.
A number of updates were made to the Windows Live Writer integration. These updates ensure the appropriate ancestor folders such as those created by the NewsMover module (used by WeBlog to structure the posts) are automatically published when a post is published, as without the folders the post doesn’t end up in the web DB. The image handling was also updated to ensure the images being published from Live writer are named and stored properly.
A few new features were also added.
A discussion around how the module should handle auto-generating summaries for posts on list pages lead to the creation of the
weblogGetSummary pipeline. This pipeline is used to generate the summary for a post. Being it’s a Sitecore pipeline it’s quite configurable and allows developers to easily add their own processors or remove existing processors. Check out the wiki page in the Trac project room for full details on the new pipeline: http://trac.sitecore.net/WeBlog/wiki/EntrySummary. edit: Since this article was written WeBlog has moved over to github. Documentation on the above pipeline can be found at http://github.com/WeTeam/WeBlog/wiki/Entry-Summary.
Support has also been added to allow different data templates to be used for categories, posts and comments. Documentation for this will be coming soon on the wiki.
You’ll find the download links for prebuilt Sitecore packages for Sitecore 6.2 through to 6.5 and latest source on the Trac project room over at http://trac.sitecore.net/WeBlog/. edit: WeBlog has moved over to github and can now be found at http://github.com/WeTeam/WeBlog