Blog Download 7.2

German Michael Zülsdorff 8 years ago


A component allowing members to create simple blogs in your social network.

Note: Blog requires Textarea Support to be installed and enabled, first.

  • Blog page layout on PC used with GoBlue theme

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  • Blog page layout on cellphone with GreenByGreen theme in darkmode

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For your convenience, all Ossn default language files are already in place, but (except of the English and German one) still need translation.
Volunteers are welcome!
You can send your translated ossn.XX.php language files to
[email protected]


V 7.2

  • added 'Latest Blogs' gadget

V 7.1

  • refined search (Blog contents AND title) plus reduced false positives from CSS inside of the contents
  • added Hungarian language file
  • verified to work with PHP 8.2

V 6.5

  • making use of Textarea Support 6.7's enhanced image scaling mechanism

V 6.4

  • removed superfluous div from view page which was consuming extra space

V 6.3

  • added wider margin to blog pages

V 6.2

  • fixed: blog pages overlapping friends column on the right
  • added: blog title to comment and like notifications
  • changed: the list of blogs created by a member appears on profile subpage now (like photo alblums)

V 6.1

  • Ossn 6.x support
  • verified PHP 8 compatibility
  • exclude blogs of blocked members from blog search
  • fixed alignment of Blog comments section
  • added Korean localization

Outdated Ossn 5.x releases

V 2.19

  • "Share" button on top of blog removed. Replaced by "Share Link" below the blog if Content Sharing 2.0 is enabled

V 2.18

V 2.17

  • fixed appearance of blog comments on wide screens

V 2.16

  • removed proprietary elements and colors for smoother theme integration
  • automatic grid layout of action buttons on narrow devices
  • usage of complete screen width
  • 'Confirm' dialog when trying to delete a blog

V 2.15

  • fixed crash on edit- and add-page if member is not logged in

V 2.14

  • requirements adapted to Ossn 5.4

V 2.13

  • blogs with complete list of comments may be shared anywhere now
  • copy share link to clipboard for easier pasting
  • fixed overlapping of blog wall entries if blog starts with an image or a video
  • added Chinese language file
  • adapted to TextareaSupport 2.8

V 2.12

  • refined components requirement check
  • added Indonesian language file
  • license update

V 2.11

  • compatibility fixes for TextareaSupport 2.5

V 2.10

  • added blog content search

V 2.9

  • fixed shared link for sites with Ossn root in a subdirectory

V 2.7

  • Android compatibility fix for share widget (make link selectable)

V 2.6

  • added 'Share' button displaying a link to be used outside your Ossn community
  • ugly 'sort by' link replaced by bootstrap button

V 2.5

  • fixed issue with lowercase tab on profile page
  • placeholder added to title field to prevent it from being left blank

V 2.4

  • Blog lists will display a 'last edit' timestamp now and may be sorted by date (most recent on top) or by member names (alphabetically)
  • In case you're not satisfied with the format of the timestamp you can easily customize it by editing line #23 of the component's language files

V 2.3

  • fix disappearing blog previews from newsfeed page 2 and above

V 2.2

  • hide blog pages from logged out members

V 2.1

  • some sanitizing added to blog preview

V 2.0

  • WYSIWYG editing
  • a 300 character preview of the blog is shown on the main wall
  • blogs can be liked and commented
  • blog owner notifications on likes and comments
  • cancel/back links for easier navigation

V 1.0

  • initial release
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in Balamurali Govindan Replied 3 years ago

You take a screenshot of some screen in your laptop. This copies the image in the clipboard. Then you go to the blog editor and paste it there.

The image is attached and seen on the edit blog screen also, but not visible in the Post or in the blog view.

Another issue: in the TinyMCE editor there is no option to pick a file of an image (*.jpg or *.png) from the computer or mobile. There is an option to only give a link, which means the user should have a place on the internet where they could store these images and then use these URLs.

Please guide me with a solution for both the issues. Thank You.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

I have no idea from where you copied a link like that.
Please provide the detailed steps which way you did it.

At least it's not a valid image format. Image files should end like .jpg or .png

in Balamurali Govindan Replied 3 years ago

Important/Critical issue:

While adding a blog, when I copy-paste an image (from the clipboard), it shows fine in the TinyMCE editor, but after saving it doesn’t display the image in the article, and also doesn't display the image in the related post (of the blog).

While editing the Blog, I could see the image though.

When I check the Html code in the TinyMCE editor it shows like below... it is a blob and the blob is not loading in the Post and the Blog! Is this a known issue?

<p><img src="blob:https://<OSSNURL>/6fd118ac-1555-45fe-a25d-e5dde6d2c423" alt="" /></p>

Please help. Thank You.

Dutch Everwijn Overberg Replied 4 years ago

Thank you for the effort of updating the component. Unfortunately I can not tell you if the update worked because I solved it before I saw you did.

I did a little digging and it seems that Tiny MCE and Chrome have had a love/hate relationshop dating as far back as 2016 causing this type of problem. The fix is simple, but why it works I don't understand.

If you get the blank field instead of the editor all you have to do is go to Chrome settings --> Advanced --Reset settings that fixes it. Afterwards you can simply activate all plugins and extentions you use in Chrome the editor keeps working. Don't ask me why.

In any case the problem is solved this way and I moved on to another issue I have but that is not for this page, because it is about another component. ;-)

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 4 years ago

Thank you very much for your helpful feedback, Everwijn.

Unfortunately, I don't own a Chromebook to verify why the editor is not? or too late? initialized, but I have changed the code a) to allow a little more initialization time, and b) if that still fails to pop up an alert box to let your members know that their device/browser is not compatible, and c) hide the input field afterwards in order to make editing impossible.

Please give it a try and

  1. temporarely disable all components (Blog,Bio, About User) that depend on TextareaSupport
  2. Delete TextareaSupport 2.9
  3. Upload and enable TextareaSupport 2.10
  4. Re-enable the candidates of step 1

I'm curious of the result.

Dutch Everwijn Overberg Replied 4 years ago

Found the problem there is nothing wrong with the script the problem is the version of Google chrome on chromebooks.

Tested Firefox, woks
Tested Chrome on my Huawei Mate 10 pro from the app store - Works
Tested Chrome on a Windows 10 PC - works
Tried my chromebook version of Chrome - Blank field.

Time to start nagging google :-)


Dutch Everwijn Overberg Replied 4 years ago

Well first off thanks for checking Z-Man it is very much appreciated.

What I did was turn off Password Validation. I am also happy to see that you got the editor. I am still seeing a blank field, but I at least I now know that is in my end and not the site, which helps a lot. I think I will go over all the components and as much as possible swap everything out for 5.4 versions if they are there.

On a side note, as you may have noticed I am translating everything into Dutch. I am far from finsihed but you are welcome to the language files

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 4 years ago

maybe you located the problem in the meantime ... at least I had no issues at your site and was able to create a new blog with the text-editor
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German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 4 years ago

Ok, that's a start. And as already expected: A Javascript error.

I talked to Arsalan this morning and he said to have no issues with plain new premium and latest Blogs and TextareaSupport. So it's likely your issue is caused by any other extra component you're running.
Unfortunately these script errors are not easy to track down because - as we see in your case - the real problem already appeares in the PasswordValidation component. Which doesn't mean that PasswordValidation is buggy. Just installed latest version here, giving no issues.

So all I can recommend is running through the circle:
- check your log
- disable the mentioned component
- visit the blog page
- check your log again
... and so on ... until there's no more script error
this is the only chance isolate the bug

Of course ... in case you did any Javascript modifications yourself ... remove them first.

Dutch Everwijn Overberg Replied 4 years ago

The console gives me this:

Uncaught TypeError: Cannot set property 'content_css' of undefined
at add:428
DevTools failed to load SourceMap: Could not parse content for Unexpected token < in JSON at position 0


Developer: Michael
License ossnv4
Type: Communication
Requires Ossn Version : 7.1
Latest Version: 7.2
Last Updated 6 days ago
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