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SimplyBlog Software .

SimplyBlog Software

 

by Vikas Kamat

First Created: June 10, 2003
Page Last Updated: October 31, 2016

This page is written for those who want to tailor the SimplyBlog engine for your own use and want to integrate it with existing intranet or content management infrastructure. You must understand the basics of running a website under Microsoft Windows® platform with a database backend ,to play with these settings. 

We regret that we are unable to answer individual questions, although you may submit them (Contact Kamats) and we will answer them collectively.

The Database Tables

When we designed SimplyBlogs, we forewent sophistication for simplicity. There are just five tables, and it helps to know their structure.

SimplyBlog Table Structure and Relationships

Do notice that there is no LoginID associated with a blog post (ccBlogs). If this functionality is necessary for your application, you have to add it.

Configuration

The following table lists some of the configuration settings for different kinds of uses.


Type of Configurations Set up Examples/Tips
Hub Configuration

Ideal for use within a department. One folder is shared by many users. Each can have their own templates, yet the combined main page features it's own template and merges the individual blogs.

 
ISP Configuration

In this configuration every person gets their own folder and their own administration interface. 

Each time you have a new customer, make a fresh install and change the g_BloggerID variable in /admin/id.asp
Intranet Server Configuration

This is where multiple blogs reside on multiple servers. Use the SimplyBlog Portal to pull them together.

This can be a combination of all of above.

Please download the SimplyBlog Portal software to build the main page. 

Most customers however, prefer to write custom main pages.

Community on a ISP

This configuration is if you are hosting a group or community site on a web-hosting provider. The only limitation is that the WebClipBoard may or may not be shared, depending on your hosting provider's configuration.

 
Wiki Configuration

Team composition configuration allows for anybody to edit anybody else's blog posts

 

Create multiple rows  in cclogins table with same BloggerID

 

 
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