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    Joomla blog / diary extension

    Another one for you Joomla experts.

    I have been asked to set up a system on one of my websites where the school can keep a weekly diary of what they have been up to.

    This sounds suspiciously like a blog to me, so I had a look at the joomla blog extensions are was disappointed to find only one that was any good at all (mamblog) and that just looks rubbish (there is no way to get it to display the full blog, it just displays the first few words and wants the user to click to read the full thing. This is not what I'm after).

    Has anyone set up a blog or diary type system on Joomla before? How did they do it and / or what did they use? I could just do the entire thing manually, but I suspect that'll just take a lot longer in the long run.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    I've not looked at it but there is a module that can link Wordpress into Joomla. Take a look at http://www.joomlaspan.com/joomla-dow...rdPressBridge/

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    Wordpress bridge is ok but when I used it last was few bugs such as not showing user name of person who posted the entry etc.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    another option is to use a blogging system in a wrapper.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    Quote Originally Posted by SYSMAN_MK
    another option is to use a blogging system in a wrapper.
    So what really is the difference between the wrapper and bridge?

    @russ

    Are there any other bugs you are aware of? The username won't be a problem as there is only going to be one user i.e. the school so it doesn't really need to state who it is.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    The wrapper just shows another site / part of your site within your joomla site.

    A bridge is is usually a component + module which intergrates joomla with something like gallery2 / wordpress etc so that the user base is shared between the two.

    Also with bridges you can for example with gallery2 show side bar options within joomla modules.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    Okay, thats what I thought. I suspect I'd prefer a bridge because I quite like the idea of central control over the entire site in the joomla frontend/backend, which wouldn't be the case with a wrapper. I assume a bridge allows this to happen?

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    Okay I had a go at installing this, this morning and I'm confused. I thought it was a bridge, yet it appears to work on its own? Am I correct in saying this, or haven't I played about with it enough yet?

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    If you mean you can access wordpress then yes you can access wordpress as normal what bridge does is lets you access it via joomla and using logins in joomla.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    I assumed a bridge meant you had to install wordpress manually on your site and then use the "bridge" software to merge wordpress with joomla. Obviously I am mistaken though, lol.

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    No James that is exactly what a bridge is.

    If it were me I would use the wrapper option. Seeing as you are only using a user with wordpress.

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    I just don't understand this particular bridge then. I haven't installed wordpress at all, I simply installed the bridge from the link localzuk
    provided. It works fine already, it appears I don't have to install wordpress manually... I have a fully functional blog already.

    I have been told that I need seven separate blogs, one for each year group in the school. This isn't a problem because I can have each year group in a category and then make links to each category. I'm liking wordpress already . Thanks for the help

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    Maybe this one might server you better as there is better documenation with this bridge etc

    http://projects.j-prosolution.com/pr...ct-openwp.html

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    Re: Joomla blog / diary extension

    @russ... have you ever had a problem with the "send to editor" feature before? I'm trying to upload images as I would expect a teacher to and the images I upload are not being sent to the editor. I've tried in IE7 and firefox now, without any luck. According to google research, other people have had this problem but i can't find a solution that will work. Are you aware of this issue at all?

    Thanks

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