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Outdated Ossn 5.x releases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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German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 4 years ago

Thanks, for making aware of that issue, Roman.
It'll be fixed with the next release.
In the meantime you may replace the 2 htmlentities calls at the bottom of plugins/default/blog/pages/view.php by urldecode calls.

As for translating: Feel free to edit in the locale directory of the component.
(In doubt, have a look into "How-to-translate-Ossn" in the documentation section, first)

us Roman Lohov Replied 4 years ago

Also there is a problem displaying share link for Cyrillic.
In the address bar it will say

But when you click share button it shows:

us Roman Lohov Replied 4 years ago

I have Russian translation, how to add? Here is a limit on characters.

us Azhar Z Replied 4 years ago

Hi. I'm a newbie and having a problem to insert image/video into the dialog box at the textarea while creating blog post. I have no idea how to select the image or video to upload. Notice somewhere that some dialog has a file picker. Thanking in advance.

in Ranjan Rai Replied 4 years ago

Full url will give a feeling of accessing the same page and nothing more than that.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 4 years ago

why should the link have what you name a "full-url"?

in Ranjan Rai Replied 4 years ago

On the OSS-wall, blogs are showing the text link and moreover the links are ending with the blog-id, It should show the full url rather than a half url and if possible the text link should be replaced by bootstrap button and the position of the button should be sifted to the right side rather than the present position of left.

gb JACK AMPERES Replied 4 years ago

ok thanks @~Z~ Man i just updated it, its working as it should now. keep up the good :) very appreciated

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 4 years ago

Sorry James,
my code wasn't prepared to run on sites that come installed in a subdirectory, like yours.
2.9 should do now.

gb JACK AMPERES Replied 4 years ago

@Ranjan Rai YES that is working, what file do i edit so that the share link the share button gives is valid ? once again thanks


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