Create blogs using list module in 1.8

Topics: Core, Customizing Orchard, General, Troubleshooting
Apr 15, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Edited Apr 15, 2014 at 7:50 PM
I'm trying to setup blogs using the list module in 1.8. I see sipke demo this here but it doesn't look like the final release, any ideas?
Apr 15, 2014 at 8:17 PM
Should be pretty simple though, I am using it for other things and it works well.

You create a Content type and add Containable to it.
You create a new List of this new type.
You check "Admin Menu" in the list content item editor, and give a name and a position to appear in the admin menu like Blogs do.
This will create ONE blog.

You can also create another type of List by adding Container to it, and it will behave like a List creator, mimicking the Blog feature which lets you create as many blogs for blog posts as you want.
Apr 16, 2014 at 10:34 AM
Thanks for that, looks like it works well :)

Have you had to handle displaying an Archive widget for the list? Was thinking I could possibly use a projection query with a grouping, but I know the blog module uses an ArchiveRecord to keep track of the numbers for performance.