To install this module you must have a working version of DotNetNuke already installed. If you need help installing DotNetNuke, follow the instructions in Video-Library. Below are all the useful links for DotNetNuke information.
XBlog is a blog program based on DNN, it has powerful functions and unique design style. In addition to article management function which common blog module has, it also includes special functions of theme management, template editing and ping service etc. The theme and template apply Velocity template language. This template language is widely used and simple. By referring to our user manual and template manual, you can call any blog and DNN data conveniently. Combined with HTML, you can create all kinds of blog interface freely. Themes can be exported/ imported as well as switched between each other freely. Furthermore, we provide numerous themes and DNN blog skins for you to build your amazing website.
To use xBlog, you must be running DNN 6.x or higher. We have tested it with DNN6.x, DNN7.x and DNN8.x.
From this section, you will get to know blog posts, and categories related to posts, tags, import, export, as well as how RSS importing works.
This is the most used features of blog module, with this feature, you can add new posts or edit them.
You are allowed to set links to different languages for each article. It will redirect to corresponding URL when users are switching between languages on the page.
In this interface, you can manage all posts, single or bulk actions.You can search out posts you need to edit based on post title.
Click Newsletter button will send single post or multiple posts to the emails of specified users.
It is also possible to send multiple articles to an assigned user.
You are allowed to create a unlimited number of main categories and sub categories.
You can check the Tags entered by the posts, for Tags shown here, you can add or delete.
You can export all content with proprietary format, but it just works with data import/export between xBlogs.
You can import post information from other website's RSS data source, this feature replies on DNN Schedule to execute import task in a timely manner.
You will get to know how images and media files work in this module via the following descriptions, we offer two ways to upload images.
You can redirect to two interfaces of adding files through "Add New" or "Synchronize Files". All images of xBlog module will be displayed here, all xBlog module images under single child site are shared.
You can manage xBlog comments, and some comment settings. It includes some status control and spam comment prevention in comment settings.
You can manage Subscription list, as well as add new subscription information through email and roles. Sub-module "xBlog Subscription" can also capture subscription emails submitted by users.
You can set the skin to be displayed in the front end, here we offer five skins. You can set this skin option after the skin is selected, you can hide and display elements in the skin.
Here you can set the skin of the module, each skin has its own features and options.
We have carefully created many options for each skin, these options are used to display and hide different elements.
You can export current skin for editting, and then import. To edit a skin you need to have some certain level of HTML programming knowledge . Or you can edit these \DesktopModules\DNNGo_xBlog\Skins in web directory.
You can adjust the style you need directly through editing skin stylesheet file.
Here you can find setting options of the module, we have categorized setting options, making it easy for you to find the option you would like to set.
There are some common options, for example, "Author Settings","Avatars Settings","Rss Feeds Settings","Sitemap Settings".
Through this function, you can manage share feature of article detail page. We are encapsulating it with sharing plugin of www.addthis.com, so you can register API key to obtain more services.
You can turn on subscription email and set the email template. Each time when an article is published, subscription user will receive an email with article content automatically.
Set the rating features for article.
XBlog Dashboard is the affiliated module of blog module. With this module, you can display category, archive, tag cloud, sliding effect, latest articles, etc.
After installing xBlog Dashboard module on the page, you will be prompted to redirect to setting page and xBlog main module for binding. By clicking on [Settings] in the prompt popup window, it will redirect you to the setting interface quickly.
From this interface, you can set which main module is the data of current Dashboard module from. You can select Portal, page, module.
After setting all binding relationships, you can set the use of this module. We have integrated various features here, for example, category, archive, tag cloud, latest article etc. In addition, it includes more than 10 kinds of different article display effects, you need to select the feature you need based on the description and images.
This is the main setting interface of module dashboard, The theme, data filter option, effect option here can control the effect you select.
With this module, you can capture subscription information submitted by users.