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Tobi2

Community Member, 4 Posts

29 March 2008 at 1:21am

Hello,

I've installed the blog and forum extensions for SS. What I didn't like was the the way blog posts and forum threads are stored like regular pages in the page tree.

This doesn't scale well. If I have 3 blog entries per day and 7 to the forum that makes about 300 new page entries per month.

In typo3 I add a page containing the extension but the extension's data doesn't touch the page tree. It's up to the extension to deliver presenetation of the data.

Now that's exactly the type of behaviour I'd like to implement for SS. Is there an extension which is already implemented that way?

If not what is a good approach to implement it without breaking the SS way of extension building.

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Ingo

Forum Moderator, 801 Posts

29 March 2008 at 4:36pm

forum threads are extending DataObject, not Page, right?
but you're right, blog entries pose a problem. i still think they're well suited as tree elements, but need better filtering. there's been some thinking around this, see http://doc.silverstripe.com/doku.php?id=gsoc:2008 and http://www.silverstripe.com/site-builders-forum/flat/15416?showPost=24632