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Completely removing the blog module?


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Jay-Dee

Community Member, 11 Posts

1 March 2011 at 3:58pm

Hello all,

I installed the blog module, but for some reason front end entry posts were not working, So I decided to remove and reinstall the blog.

So, I deleted the blog folder, went through the database and removed all "blog" related tables, and that seemed to work, I don't see any "blog" page in my panel's site tree. However, if I visit mysite.com/blog, I see a blank page with the title "Blog" and the following text: "Generated with the default ContentController.ss template", and after reinstalling the blog module, the mentioned page becomes a working blog page, but it is empty, and I can not edit it. Also, if I create a new blog holder page and name it blog, SS automatically renames it to blog-2.

So, what am I doing wrong? how can I completely remove my old blog and make a fresh install?

Any help will be appreciated =)
Thanks
Jay

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

1 March 2011 at 5:23pm

Removing just the code doesn't remove the pages from the CMS. Neither does removing the BlogEntry page tables since the blog entries extend over the 'SiteTree', 'SiteTree_Live' and 'Page' tables as well.

Your best bet is to fix this in the database by deleting any records from the SiteTree and SiteTree_Live tables which have to do with your blog.

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Jay-Dee

Community Member, 11 Posts

2 March 2011 at 4:05am

Again, I aprecciate your quick reply, Will =)

It looked like I hadn't deleted all blog related tables.
I have managed to reinstall the module!

Now, I know I can set the blog to only be visible for logged in users. But what I want is to make it visible for anyone, and require users to log in if they want to comment on my entries. Is this possible?

Thank you!

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Willr

Forum Moderator, 5513 Posts

2 March 2011 at 9:20pm

Yes you can set comments to be logged in only. In < 3.0 releases you can use..

PageCommentInterface:: set_comments_require_login(true);

And you can optionally set a permission level for comments using set_comments_require_permission().

Reference: http://api.silverstripe.org/2.4/cms/comments/PageCommentInterface.html#methodset_comments_require_login

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Jay-Dee

Community Member, 11 Posts

3 March 2011 at 2:46am

Great! thanks Willr!
Now I still have the same problem I had in the first place with posting entries via Blog Manager on the front end. I guess for now I can live with posting through the admin panel. But I would like to fix this =/