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Outdated Ossn 5.x releases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
Comments are disabled for this project!
Arabic Brenda Aguero Replied 5 years ago

When I want create a blog jump a red text, it says: "Can not create blog."
How I can solve this problem?

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 5 years ago

Thanks for your suggestions, David.
They have been implemented with V 2.4 now.

ch David Exodus Replied 5 years ago

Also a last edited date next to author would be good.

ch David Exodus Replied 5 years ago

I'm using this component and so far it's amazing, it would be nice if you could sort the blogs maybe by author.

German Michael Zülsdorff Replied 6 years ago

My thanks go to Bryce and Cody for Beta testing and inspiring feature requests.

us Bryce alvord Replied 6 years ago

I have added a pull request to add tinymce support using the new TextareaSupport component. In order for my pull request to work, you have to have that component installed first.


us Cody Jordan Replied 6 years ago

If this had the same abilities as tumbl blogs where it posted to the activity feed and the ability to add video and pictures with color that was easy for people without pc skills. This component would be one of the most important. Just a thought

ng Sunday Ajani Replied 6 years ago

We need to be anle to add image to blog. Is there a way to add ckeditor to it.

at Rik mye Replied 7 years ago

This is a great little add-on. Is there anyway of showing the 'blogs' listed in the newsfeed bar as well, in a similar way it is done for 'groups'?
In the theme I have set the 'blog menu' to expand on default, by using $expend = 'in'; . What I just need now is have the list of 'blogs' there too.
Many thanks for any help you can give.

Catalan Jim Blake Replied 7 years ago

I recommend all developers, inluding core team developers, create github repositories for their open source plugins. That way we can all work on making plugins better and submit pull requests, with feature improvements, bug fixes, and documentation upgrades.

I also recommemd that OSSN add a field to their plugin submission page for their github project url.


Developer: Michael
License ossnv4
Type: Communication
Requires Ossn Version : 7.1
Latest Version: 7.2
Last Updated 3 weeks ago
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