Blog Download 6.5

This component/theme doesn't work with the latest OSSN version.
German Michael Zülsdorff 7 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 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Outdated Ossn 5.x releases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
Dutch Everwijn Overberg Replied 3 years ago

Thanks but blogs are not part of the premium package. I got the Blogs component from here not softlab24. Not sure if they provide suport in such a case?

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

From your description it looks like the Texteditor's initialization fails due to a Javascript error.

You can try to press F12 to open the browser's developer window, choose the 'console' tab to find red listed errors yourself, or maybe ask for support at Softlab24.

Dutch Everwijn Overberg Replied 3 years ago


I upgraded from 5.2 to 5.4(Premium) and noticed the Blogs component no longer worked. I deleted and reinstalled Blogs and Text Area Support latest version and it works again but without the WYSIWYG editor it used to have. I now only see a blanc text area and when you try to edit a previous blog it shows the HTML code. Is it supposed to be like that, or have I forgotten something?

gb JACK AMPERES Replied 3 years ago

ahh my apologies since the upgrade i didnt know i was running the component , put it down to lack of concentration via tooth ache, urrgh gona have to have it pulled. thank you very much , keep up the good work. all fixed

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Yes James,
that's the message you got from the Private Network component you're running to prevent public viewing your pages. 😲

The solution: add an exception to the second array of components/PrivateNetwork/classes/PrivateNetwork.php to make it look like ...

                        //'u/botox',                  // allow this member's profile page
gb JACK AMPERES Replied 3 years ago

''blogs with complete list of comments may be shared anywhere now'' that seems not to be working, when testing i logged out and shared a blog link, people get the message ''You are required to login before viewing that page''

ch Immanuel w Replied 3 years ago

One is eating with the eyes too :-)
no worries, I just miss a basic documentation of concepts like hooks and registrations of the platform.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Okay, understood.
Honestly I don't see a real advantage in your suggestion, even more since - as already shown - the blogger may start with a header picture inside the blog.

Feel free to code a blog title image option yourself, I'm currently too busy with other things, sorry.

ch Immanuel w Replied 3 years ago


Just generally, when I access/create a group I can see/define a header image with a nice looking title in it.
I would like to have the same visual appearance for a blog entry. To have a image inside the blog is not an option, because it's just nicer looking and more consistent in the visual appearance of the components groups and blogs.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 3 years ago

Can you please be more precise (provide a sample url) about on what kind of blog page you want a title image ?

I mean, in case you're talking about the blog itself, why not simply making that image part of the blog like I did it here for example ...

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Developer: Michael
License ossnv4
Type: Communication
Requires Ossn Version : 6.0
Latest Version: 6.5
Last Updated 2 years ago
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