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Blog module

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22 May 2007 at 6:19pm Community Member, 94 Posts

I see you have just released the 'news' module. Do you plan to release the 'blog' module soon as well, i.e. in next few weeks? I have just started to make my own simple blog. But I would rather use some existing SS blog module.


22 May 2007 at 8:22pm Forum Moderator, 5511 Posts

If you follow the second tutorial your pretty much half way to a blog :D.

Ingo I believe did work on a blogging module but I dont think it has been worked on or finished in a while so I wouldnt expect it in the next few weeks, I think there is a bit more coding then testing etc to do.

Features that the blogging module will have (or features we have talked about) include the BlogHolder, BlogEntries (similar to the tutorials) but also the ability to tag posts and have a 'Tag Cloud' and a more sophisticated browsing/search function for the archives eg organizing posts by date and tag etc. Commenting is already a standard SS feature.

Other personal things I am working on are a Flickr plugin for SS so that might be useful for a blog also something like a blogroll ( that can be edited via the CMS would be neat.


10 September 2007 at 2:05pm (Last edited: 10 September 2007 2:11pm), Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

FYI. The very observant (and possibly obsessive) will have noticed the blog module appearing in our open-source repository recently. You can have a play using subversion;

#make a fresh install of SilverStripe from Subversion
svn co svn:// ss
# now visit the webpage and install it

#install the blog module
svn co svn:// blog
# now visit the webpage and run a "db/build"...

I'll put some screenshots up on our homepage shortly ! :)

Have a play around, give us feedback. We'll be releasing this later into September, and I'll make a more vocal announcement then.



16 September 2007 at 4:11am 3 Posts

I have just installed silverstripe. Thanks for this work and the very clear tutorials.
Trying to load blog module through svn an id and a password are required.
It's the first time i use svn so perhabs something escapes to me.



16 September 2007 at 9:41am Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

sorry, my mistake, the address I wrote was wrong. look at our downloads page for more info, but you can get it at

svn co blog

you can browse the code/modules via web at


16 September 2007 at 10:12pm 3 Posts

I have done it then export files with Tortoise in a folder name "blog" put it by ftp on my silverstripe site then run db/build and then get :
Fatal error: Class 'Widget' not found in /home/castafiore/silverstripe/blog/code/ArchiveWidget.php on line 3.

Thanks to say what escapes to me


17 September 2007 at 12:00am (Last edited: 17 September 2007 12:05am), Forum Moderator, 921 Posts

Hi Stéphane,

Are you using SilverStripe 2.0.2, or a version older than 2.1 RC1? If you are, then you're missing is the latest core files that the blog module requires. They can be found in the newest SS 2.1 RC1 release, found here:


You should be able to delete the jsparty, cms and sapphire directories in your project, and overwrite with the ones from the above download. Please also ensure you run db/build?flush=1 after upgrading, to ensure all files are flushed and the database manifest is all correct.

Also, if you discover any problems with RC1 (as it's not fully flagged as stable yet) you can post your findings into this thread here:


Hope this helps!



17 September 2007 at 3:00pm (Last edited: 17 September 2007 3:36pm), Forum Moderator, 628 Posts

I just added an item to the homepage...

[url=]SilverStripe releases blog module with drag n drop widget system[/url]


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