by, 12th January 2009 at 10:05 PM (534 Views)
We've just updated to vBBlog 2.0, so you'll see a lot of extra options available now. Sorry it's taken so long, but I couldn't do this while I was in Costa Rica. ^^;;
Here's the announcement from vBulletin on what changes have been made with this new version.
vBulletin Blog 2.0.0
We're pleased to announce the first stable, supported release of Blog 2.0.x. This version is available immediately from the Members' Area to all customers with active vBulletin Blog licenses.
We'd like to thank everyone that has provided suggestions and feedback or reported a bug for the Blog. Almost all of the new features in this version were added specifically because of your requests. We are sure that you will like the improvements. Not every requested feature has been added as we have to balance time versus benefit.
Some of the new features in Blog 2 include:
* Blog Customization - users may customize their blogs in the same manner that they can customize their user profiles (introduced in 3.7).
* Group Blogs - users may allow other users to post to their blog.
* Sidebar Blocks - users may create custom blocks to display in their sidebar. These blocks can be rearranged by drag and drop.
* Custom Pages - users may create custom pages to be displayed in their blog.
* Tags - tag support has been included.
* Featured Entry Manager - multiple entries can be featured on the blog home page now.
* Private Entries - users may set specific entries to be private while leaving their blog open.
* Admin Categories - admins may define categories now.
There are many more new features and enhancements included. You can read more details in my blog.
Note: You must be running vBulletin 3.7.4 or later to install Blog 2.0.0
Upgrading/Installing the Blog
Upgrades and new installations of the Blog follow the same process: upload the files and import the XML. After this, you will see a message that your upgrade or install was successful. For full instructions on how to upgrade or install, please see this manual entry.
A large number of templates have been changed when compared with the Blog 1.0.x. It will be necessary to revert affected customized templates or otherwise carefully integrate the changes into your custom versions or new features and existing functionality will be adversely affected. A complete list of the templates you have customized whose original version has been changed by the 2.0.0 upgrade is available within your Admin Control Panel after the upgrade is complete.
As with any software, bugs will appear. If you find a problem that you believe to be a bug, please don't post about it on the forums where the development team may never find your message, but instead use the dedicated bug tracker to make a report that can be tracked through to completion.
Before reporting a bug, please ensure you are able to reproduce the problem on a board using a default, uncustomized style with all plugins disabled.
About the Blog
vBulletin Blog is a fully featured blogging add-on that enables community members to create their very own online blogs within vBulletin. Giving members a place to post thoughts, ideas and musings will keep users returning to the community again and again, and advanced administration features allow forum owners and moderators to keep control and integrate Blog into vBulletin’s existing look and feel.
vBulletin Blog makes it simple for community members to create their own space within the community. Getting started is as simple as posting the first message (using the same familiar vBulletin editor). There is no lengthy setup process - blog owners are free to personalise their blog at any time by defining a title and a description that will appear at the top of every blog post.
* Find out more about the Blog
* View the Blog's' manual
* See the Blog in action on the vBulletin.com community forums
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