The blog feature for AEM Communities has transformed from an authoring activity to a true community activity that takes place in the publish environment.
The blog feature supports providing community information in a journaling format. Blog entries are made in the publish environment by authorized members (registered, signed-in users).
The blog feature provides:
This section of the documentation describes
Journal Sidebar are titled
The blog feature found in AEM 6.0 and earlier releases is now removed. It was based on a template and only allowed authors to create content in the author environment.
If it is desired to add a blog to a page in author mode, use the component browser to locate
Communities / Blog
Communities / Blog Sidebar
And drag them into place on a page where the blog should appear.
For necessary information, visit Communities Components Basics.
When the required client-side libraries are included, this is how the
Blogcomponent will appear:
And how the
Blog Sidebar will appear:
Select the placed
Blog component to access and select the
Configure icon which opens the edit dialog.
Under the Settings tab, specify the basic features of the blog:
Allow Attachment Thumbnail
If checked, a thumbnail of the attached image is created.
Max Attach Thumbnail Size
Maximum size (in pixels) of the attachment thumbnail image. The default value is 800 x 800.
Min Image Size for Thumbnail
Minimum size (in bytes) of image for generating thumbnail for inline images. The default value is 100000bytes (100kb).
Max Thumbnail Size
Maximum size (in pixels) of the thumbnail image for inline image. The default value is 800 x 800.
Allow Privileged Members
If checked, only Privileged members are allowed to create content.
Allowed Privileged Members
Add the privileged members allowed to create content.
Block User Generated Content in Author Edit Mode
If enabled, blocks User Generated Content while editing in Author Mode.
The blog title to display on the page.
The Journal Title is used to automatically create URL for the blog. Maximum 50 characters (with 5 characters additional for uniqueness) are used from the journal title you specify here to create URL for the blog.
The blog description.
Topics Per Page
Defines the number of blog entries/comments shown per page. Default is 10.
If checked, posting of blog entries and comments must be approved before they will appear on a publish site. Default is unchecked.
If checked, the blog is closed to new blog entries and comments. Default is unchecked.
Rich Text Editor
If checked, blog entries and comments may be entered with markup. Default is checked.
If checked, allow members to add tag labels to their post (see Tag field tab). Default is unchecked.
Allow File Uploads
If checked, allow file attachments to be added to a blog entry or comment. Default is unchecked.
Max File Size
Relevant only if
Allow File Uploads is checked. This field will limit the size (in bytes) of an uploaded file. Default is 104857600 (10 Mb).
Allowed File Types
Relevant only if
Allow File Uploads is checked. A comma separated list of file extensions with the “dot” separater. For example: .jpg, .jpeg, .png, .doc, .docx, .pdf. If any file types are specifed, then those not specified will not be allowed to be uploaded. Default is none specified such that all file types are allowed.
Max Attach Image File Size
Relevant only if Allow File Uploads is checked. Maximum number of bytes an uploaded image file may have. Default is 2097152 (2 Mb).
If checked, allow replies to comments posted to the blog entry. Default is unchecked.
Allow Users to Delete Comments and Topics
If checked, allow members to delete the comments and blog entries they posted. Default is unchecked.
If checked, include the following feature for blog articles, which allows members to be notified of new posts. Default is unchecked.
Allow Email Subscriptions
If checked, include the Voting feature with a blog entry. Default is unchecked.
If checked, display earned and assigned badges with a member’s blog entry. Default is unchecked.
Allow Featured Content
if checked, the idea is able to be identified as featured content. Default is unchecked.
Under the User Moderation tab, specify the moderation settings:
If checked, trusted member moderators will be allowed to deny posts and prevent the post from appearing on the public forum. Default is unchecked.
If checked, trusted member moderators may close a topic to further edits and comments, and may also reopen a topic. Default is unchecked.
If checked, allow members to flag others’ topics or comments as inappropriate. Default is unchecked.
Flag Reason List
If checked, allow members to choose, from a drop-down list, their reason for flagging a topic or comment as inappropriate. Default is unchecked.
Custom Flag Reason
If checked, allow members to enter their own reason for flagging a topic or comment as inappropriate. Default is unchecked.
Enter the number of times a topic or comment has to be flagged by members before moderators are notified. Default is 1 ( one time).
Enter the number of times a topic or comment has to be flagged before it is hidden from public view. If set to -1, the flagged topic or comment is never hidden from public view. Else, this number must be greater than or equal to the Moderation Threshold. Default is 5.
Under the Tag field tab, specify the which tags may be applied if Allow Tagging is check on the Settings tab:
Allow Tagging is checked under the Settings tab. The tags which may be applied are limited to those within the namespace categories checked. The list of namespaces includes “Standard Tags” (the default namespace) as well as “Include All Tags”. Default is none checked, which means all namespaces are allowed.
Enter the number of tags to be displayed as a suggestion to the member posting to the forum. A value of -1 means no limits. Default is 0.
When you double-click the
Blog Sidebar component, an edit dialog opens up.
Under the Journal Sidebar Settings tab, specify the date format for archives and what type of entries to display in the sidebar:
The format used to display for archives of blog entries. The format uses placeholders following the Java convention.
Default is “yyyy MMMMM” which would display, for example, “2015 June”
The Title and type of blog entries to display in the sidebar. The choice is between
Journal Component Path
(Optional) The location of the blog resource from which blog articles are to be listed. If left blank, will use the component of resourceType
social/journal/components/hbs/journal that appears on the same page.
The number of blog articles to be displayed. A value of -1 means no limit. Default is -1.
In the publish environment, the blog feature will display the most recent blog article followed by older blog articles in descending order of creation. Blog sidebars allow site visitors to apply filters to limit the selection of blog articles shown.
The blog article is followed by a link to post or view comments.
When a blog article is selected, the blog article and comments are displayed (if enabled).
Other abilities depend on whether the site visitor is a moderator, administrator, community member, privileged member or anonymous.
When creating a new blog article, there is the choice to
The blog articles will appear under the appropriate tab (Published, Drafts or Scheduled) to members able to author on publish.
When the signed in user has moderator or administrator privileges, they are able to perform moderation tasks (as permitted by the configuration of the component) on all blog articles and comments posted to a blog.
When the signed in user is a community member or privileged member (depending on configuration), they are able to select
New Article to create and post a new blog article.
Specifically, they may:
Site visitors who are not signed in may only read posted blog articles and comments, translate them if supported, but may not add a blog article or comment nor flag others’ articles or comments.
More information may be found on the Blog Essentials page for developers.
For moderation of blog entries and comments, see Moderating User Generated Content.
For tagging blog entries and comments, see Tagging User Generated Content.
For translation of blog entries and comments, see Translating User Generated Content.