Blogging on Zope

Blogging on Zope by pendragon I’ve tried PA Blog and CMF Weblog with mixed results. My next try for blogging on Zope/Plone is to just create an additional Plone type and utilize the very complete News and Topic features of Zope. From what I can tell, there’s no reason that a good combination of these two won’t allow for success without a great deal of customization.

PA Blog was a non starter, since I couldn’t get it installed, which I attribute to my newbie qualities!  CMF Weblog installed without a problem but there was some problem with the title.  I could never figure out why (a) the Weblog form never grabbed a title (even though there was a space for it and (b) why in 3 of the 4 zpt templates available, it was referred to as here/Title and in the form it appeared to be portal_title.  In any event, no success although I’m sure that both are either already or will soon be very good applications.

Simplify, simplify, simplify.  I’ve heard this a lot later (more on that some other time) but it seemed to me that the news document type really handles what I need from a blog and I should be able to use topics to give me what I want.  I’d tried this on another project with creating a simple jobs bank and that worked pretty well.  We’ll see.  Here’s the initial post!

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David Whelan

I improve information access and lead information teams. My books on finding information and managing it and practicing law using cloud computing reflect my interest in information management, technology, law practice, and legal research. I've been a library director in Canada and the US, as well as directing the American Bar Association's Legal Technology Resource Center. I speak and write frequently on information, technology, law library, and law practice issues.