After creating a basic set of blogging tools/mechs to list posts via different categories, tags types etc. I've pushed the assembly to the main repo and it can now be included into any Canvas running the latest build.
The mechanics are based around the
General Collective & its Data Types
The code for the blog posts has been extracted from the original
WorkbenchUI Dynamic Assembly. This means it can be brought into
any canvas application just like the
Assemblies can be.
There's a bunch of improvements that could be made, but it's functional
and includes an RSS Feed handler that can be used.
Commenting is also included, although it's only the listing of the
comments associated with the post. In order to allow people to
post comments you need to import the
One of the main improvements that's required is a dedicated
DataItem that. I want to add this to the
The assembly can be used with multipule types of pages, allowing you
to use the same mechs in different ways via based on the
TYPE defaults to
"BLOG". For example
the same filtering tools could be used for News, Technical Articles
General Pages, or even dedicated blogs for different people on the site.
Note - The next/prev pages for the listing and
the view posts needs the logic improving as it's very rudamentry!