wiki:FullBlogPlugin

Version 19 (modified by osimons, 6 years ago) (diff)

Adding --always-unzip to recommended install - usually less likely to result in wierd issues...

Self-contained Blog plugin

Description

This plugin provides a project Blog, but unlike TracBlogPlugin and SimpleBlogPlugin it does not use Wiki pages to store the content. It has no dependencies on other plugins.

This is a production-ready release, available for an up-to-date Trac 0.11 installation. The implemented features should work as expected.

Basic features are:

  • Create, edit and view blog posts under a new 'Blog' menu.
  • Browse post by month, category and author + and Archive page for all posts.
  • Attachments on blog posts.
  • Comments for blog posts.
  • Posts and comments in Timeline / RSS.
  • Search for blog posts and comments.
  • Admin page for basic settings and informational text in sidebar.
  • Permissions for BLOG_VIEW, BLOG_COMMENT, BLOG_MODIFY_OWN, BLOG_MODIFY_ALL, BLOG_ADMIN.
  • Support for Trac fine-grained permissions security checks (based on resource / realm).
  • Special handling of a post named 'about'.
  • Area in sidebar for information text, blogroll, links and similar.
  • Link provider, like [blog:this_is_my_post] and [blog:category/trac] and [blog:2007/10].
  • Delete post version, delete post and delete comment.
  • A tags provider for TagsPlugin if plugin is available.
  • A [[BlogList]] news-listing macro with various display modes for pulling blog posts into the wiki.
  • Change listener and manipulator APIs for hooking on to changes.
    • Spamfilter implementation included - thanks to athomas, ([3106] - forgot commit message...)
    • Sample plugin provided illustrating how to use the hooks.

Some planned features are not yet done:

Feedback is most welcome - see osimons to get in touch with me by mail or on the #trac channel.

Screenshots

The plugin in action (old-ish screenshot):

To see the blog in action, visit its 'home' at http://www.coderesort.com/about/blog

Migration

There is a script available (attached to #2927 currently) for migrating existing TracBlogPlugin users to the FullBlogPlugin.

To use it:

  • Install TagsPlugin 0.6
  • Install FullBlogPlugin
  • Upgrade the Trac environment:
    trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade
    
  • Run the migration script:
    migrate-tracblog.py /path/to/environment
    
  • Confirm the migration succeeded, then remove the old posts (if desired)
    migrate-tracblog.py /path/to/environment --delete-only
    

Take a look at migrate-tracblog.py --help for more options

Bugs/Feature Requests

Existing bugs and feature requests for FullBlogPlugin are here.

If you have any issues, create a new ticket.

Download and Install

Either:

  • Download the zipped source from here. Unzip the file, and cd into the directory with correct version (currently 0.11). Run python setup.py install.
  • or, check out the source (ses below) and similarly run python setup.py install at correct location (like previous alternative). To update the plugin later, you can then just do svn up to pull down the latest source from repository and install it again.
  • or, to install it directly from repository to get the latest version with revision marker, use easy_install:
    easy_install --always-unzip http://trac-hacks.org/svn/fullblogplugin/0.11
    

Source

You can check out FullBlogPlugin from here using Subversion, or browse the source with Trac.

Example

Get started:

  1. Install the plugin in your preferred manner.
  2. Enable the plugin:
    [components]
    tracfullblog.* = enabled
    
  3. Run trac-admin /path/to/env upgrade.
  4. Restart server and as TRAC-ADMIN you should now see 'Blog' in menu.
  5. Add one or more permissions to let users view, create, comment and modify posts (see list above).

The link to 'Blog' in menu will appear last. To move it, edit your trac.ini config file to add blog into the ordered list:

[trac]
mainnav = wiki,blog,timeline,....

Recent Changes

[13462] by osimons on 2013-12-09 12:03:49
FullBlogPlugin: Conform to latest version of Tags API. Closes #11435.
[12111] by osimons on 2012-10-04 09:10:57
FullBlogPlugin: Add a BLOG_DELETE permission used for deleting posts and comments. Closes #8652.
[12110] by osimons on 2012-10-04 09:05:03
FullBlogPlugin: Added a unit test for getting blog posts by category.

Author/Contributors

Author: osimons
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