Site type Blog

This extension introduces a new type of "Blog" site, allowing you to create personal or community blogs.

  1. Create a blog site
    1. Generated site map
    2. Home page structure
  2. Blog content
    1. Author profile
    2. Create a new ticket
    3. Virtual tree
    4. The archives
      1. Browse by date
      2. Category navigation
    5. Flow RSS
    6. Favourite links

Create a blog site

The type of site to be created is selected when the site is created.

Go to the site administration area to create a new blog.

Give your blog a nameThen select the "blog" site type

Generated site map

When you create a blog, a site map is automatically generated (for each language of the site) to help you build your blog.

The generated sitemap contains 5 root pages

Page name






Main blog page for displaying the most recent posts

About us


Profile page for blog author(s)



Ticket search page



Blank page. It contains a virtual tree of tickets sorted by year



Blank page. It contains the virtual tree structure of tickets sorted by (hierarchical) label.



Blank page. It contains the virtual tree structure of all tickets.

Home page structure

The home page is the main page of your blog. By default, it consists of 3 distinct zones:

  • (1) The central zone displays a summary view of the latest banknotes and an automatic pagination system (reverse chronological order).
  • (2) One zone About us which contains a summary view of the blog author's profile.
  • (3) and (4) A zone Archive which displays a tree of posts sorted by date and label.

The position of these elements depends on the home page template of your graphic charter.
As always, each of these elements can be moved and/or deleted via the CMS interface.

Be careful when making changes, as they will automatically be reflected on all ticket pages.

For example, in zone 5 of the page in this illustration, we've added a search service.

Blog content

Author profile

The author profile is a type of content. Like all content, it can be edited using thecontent editing tool.

Open the "About" page from the sitemap, then select the content of the central area to be able to edit it.


Create a new ticket

1. Click on the New Ticket button in the Home tab tab or the Page to create a new ticket.

2. Fill in the fields in the following dialog box:

3. The content editing tool opens. Fill in the fields for your post.

A ticket consists of the following fields:




Ticket title




Post subtitle


Ticket date

date / time

Date and time of ticket




Illustration of the post (the image can be located on your hard disk or in the resource explorer)


Image alternative


Alternative image text (accessibility)



rich text

Ticket content



label list

List of tags (categories) to associate with the ticket.


Enable comments


Allow (or disallow) comments on the post.


During content editing, tags can be directly created and assigned to the ticket being edited.


Virtual tree

The virtual trees in the sitemap are completed once a post has been created. Each post page is arranged in the tree according to its date and tags (categories).

The archives

There are two ways to navigate through the blog archives:

  • Archives sorted by date
  • Archives sorted by category

Browse by date

The archive's date tree allows you to find tickets sorted by year and month.

Category navigation

The archive tree, sorted by category, allows you to find posts sorted by tags.

There are two ways of displaying categories:

  • or in tree form (default), respecting the label hierarchy

  • either as a flat listi.e. without regard to the hierarchy of labels

The view is selected in the "Archives" service parameters.

Flow RSS

RSS feeds keep your readers up to date with new content available on your blog.

Two streams are available:

  • Latest posts feed : http://[url_serveur]/plugins/blog/[nom_du_site]/[langue]/rss/posts.xml
  • Latest comments feed : http://[url_serveur]/plugins/blog/[nom_du_site]/[langue]/rss/comments.xml

Favourite links

Use the List of links content type to add a list of your favorite links to your blog.
Such lists are usually placed in the secondary areas of your template (to the left or right of the central area).


Comments is an interactive feature that allows users to leave feedback on a post.
Blog users can leave comments on the post page using a captcha-protected form.

All the information you need about commenting and moderation is available in the user manual: Content comments.


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