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EviBlog future plans

By on November 24, 2010 in Sitecore, WeBlog with 3 Comments

EviBlog 2.0 update A lot has happened since I released the EviBlog module in november 2009. What started as a small eductional project quickly became one of the largest modules in the Shared Source repository. It became so large that I just didn’t have enough time to build a newer version on my own.

So I am please to announce that I’m going to team up with Alistair Deneys (also an Sitecore MVP) and Nick Wesselman. The three of us are going to work together to build a brand new version of the module. At the moment we are testing the 1.6 release in which they both added enhancements and included new functionality. Hopefully we are able to release that version somewhere next week.

At the same time we are thinking of more enhancements and new functionality. So when you have any ideas about the future of this module please let us know. I have opened a thread on the Sitecore SDN forum where you can write down your ideas.

Personally I am very proud that we have three developers from Australia, the United States and the Netherlands all collaborating on one project. This is a nice example of how people from the community can build something for the community.

About the Author

About the Author: Mark van Aalst is a Solution Architect for Sitecore Netherlands. Prior to working for Sitecore he has worked with the Sitecore CMS for more than 6 years and was a Sitecore MVP. Mark is also the initiator of the populair Sitecore Shared Source WeBlog module which he develops together with Nick Wesselman and Alistair Deneys. You can follow Mark on Twitter @markvanaalst or Google+ .

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  1. Great news, looking forward to the most kickass shared source module.

    When you get to supporting the 6.4 Page Editor (if that is in plans), let me know if you’d like our help on overall direction, advice, tricks, etc.

  2. Richard Dias says:

    Hi Mark,

    I had a chat with you at dreamcore EU.
    You mentioned you guys are working on the 6.5 integration of we blog.
    Just wondering where the latest source for that is, I am ready to start integration with our 6.5 project.

    Is there a different SVN repo for the renamed module?
    Cheers,
    Richard

  3. Markus Hald says:

    Hi Marc,
    we’re using the EviBlog on the new VARTA Batteries Website (http://www.varta-consumer.com/en/Battery-Talk/VARTA-Blog/en.aspx) and we love it! It was so easy to include into the SiteCore system and we have had no problems at all! Thank you for this great Extension.
    At the moment every visitor of the site may post a comment in the blog. Would it be possible to send an e-mail to the site administrator everytime a new comment has been posted? Or would it be possible to start some kind of release workflow so that site administrator gets the e-mail about the new comment and then can decide to release/post is or do not.
    It would be very helpful if one of these options could be implemented as we get some spam comments every week.
    Thanks again for your great work!

    Markus

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