Blog Download 2.5

This component/theme works with latest OSSN version.
German Arsalan Shah 4 years ago


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

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!


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
German ~Z~ Man Replied 2 months ago

Thanks for reporting Johannes and Massimo.

V 2.5 is taking care of your issues.

se Johannes Genberg Replied 3 months ago


Love this component. However, when I look at it in the profile in Esperanto, the link to it is shown in small text (blogoj). I think this must be because the link takes it's text from somewhere with a big B in the English translation, but where I use a small b in the Esperanto translation. Maybe you could change it so that it looks for the text here instead?:

'blog' => 'Blogo',
Spanish Massimo Biffi Replied 3 months ago

arggg!!! this engine automatically remove the code!! >:(

in the line 15 after name="title", add:
value="Title or somethig you prefer"

Spanish Massimo Biffi Replied 3 months ago

The provisional workaround it's simple:

Edit the file components/Blog/plugins/default/forms/blog/add.php

and modify

<input type="text" name="title" />


<input type="text" name="title" value="Title" />

It's no good but work's.
The ideal was be to add a content control to prevent try to sabe if the field Title is empty

Spanish Massimo Biffi Replied 3 months ago

There is a serious bug.
If you write the text in TextArea and forget to put the Title, when you click on Save, you get a warning that you cannot save the blog, and it delete all the text you just wrote.
This is very annoying, especially if it has been a long text.

The engine would have to warn you that the Title is missing and then allow the user to save the blog.

As provisional workaround you could put a fixed generic title that the user will then modify. This eliminates the possibility of losing the text, while solving the problem more consistently.

ua Estee Andr Replied 3 months ago

Thank you very much for it!

Arabic Brenda Aguero Replied 8 months ago

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

German ~Z~ Man Replied 9 months ago

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

ch David Exodus Replied 10 months ago

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

ch David Exodus Replied 10 months 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.


Developer: Arsalan
License ossnv3
Type: Communication
Ossn Version: 5.x
Latest Version: 2.5
Last Updated 2 months ago
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