Skip to main content

Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 (EBE) For SharePoint 2007

[PS: As part of consolidation, I am moving all my SharePoint related blog post from http://www.laksha.net/SharePoint.aspx to here. This was originally posted on May 16, 2009.]

The Enhanced Blog Edition (EBE) is a SharePoint 2007 solution package which extends the out-of-the-box blog template. EBE 2.0 has been focused on individual blog sites.

Enhanced Blog Edition (EBE) 2.0 Final Release is now available for download at http://cks.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ReleaseId=5134#ReleaseFiles.

The EBE is deployed as a solution package (*.wsp) to either WSS 3.0 or MOSS and activated as a Feature on a blog site. You can activate the EBE feature on an existing SharePoint blog site and de-activate later without losing any data. Most of the EBE features are configurable on/off through a settings page accessible to the site admin.

More CKS:EBE resources can be found here

Sample list of blogs using the CKS:EBE

Top features:

Top features: (Copied from the CodePlex & Vendor website)

  • Theming
    • Modular Theme Framework (MTF) - no need to wrestle with the default blog master page - start from the HTML you want and simply insert the blog content via XSL.
    • SEO Friendly URL's - blog post URL's that look like /archive/2007/08/25/sharepoint-chart-tool.aspx instead of /Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=37
    • 5 very cool themes to use as-is, or to get you started on the development of your own including dynamic per-post links (e.g. Digg this), tag cloud, etc. Check them out here
  • Linkbacks (aka Trackbacks)
    • Send linkbacks to other blog posts you are linking to in your EBE blog post (these show up as trackbacks on the other blog)
    • Receive linkbacks from other blogs who are posting about your blog post (these show up as trackbacks on your EBE blog)
  • Spam control
    • Akismet integration to detect comment spam
    • CAPTCHA to help block comment spam at the source
    • Option to automatically delete spam to recycle bin
    • Option to automatically approve spam-free comments
  • RSS
    • Custom RSS link (e.g. http://feeds.feedburner.com/myblog)
    • Post trimming (only a portion of post is sent via RSS)
    • Specify RSS feed item count
    • Category specific feeds (e.g. /rss.xml?cat=coolstuff)
    • Validates W3C
  • Miscellaneous
    • Securing of system pages (e.g. so anonymous users can't browse your lists and libraries using SharePoint UI)
    • Metaweblog API to support Windows Live Writer and migration tools.
    • Client Date/Time - displays date/time in time zone of user instead of server



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

SharePoint WebPart Error - Unable to add selected web part (s) – MOSS 2007

ISSUE: Recently I faced this issue that when I try to deploy my WebPart.  Unable to add selected web part(s).WebPartName: Cannon unregister UpdatePanel with ID ‘ctl00RTMPanel’ since it was not registerd with the ScripManager. This might occure if the UpdatePanel was removed from the control tree and later added again, which is not supported.
Parameter name: updatePanel.I faced this issue twice and both the time the issue was not what display here. This could be sure to any error in the WebPart. Following are list resolution from multiple instances.RESOLUTION: 1. Check the WebPartName.webpart file. Check whether you have a proper PublicKeyToken value. When I face the issue the value was PublicKeyToken=$PublicKeyToken$. If you have used WSP builder then in the Visual Studio you will find this file at \WebPartsProject\12\TEMPLATE\FEATURES\WebPartName\WebPartName.webpart. Sometime when you create a new WebPart using WSP builder then you do not get the correct value. The WebPartName.we…

How To Create Virtual Machine Using Existing vmdk file in VMWare Workstation

vmdk file is hard disk of the VMWare virtual machine. There are many scenarios where you may need to create a new virtual machine for an existing vmdk file. This is also an alternate Method to the “vmx is not a valid virtual machine configuration file – Could not open virtual machine” issue.Please refer to the previous post “Could not open virtual machine – vmx is not a valid virtual machine configuration file” for a full list of possible resolution. This post is to describe one of the solution in more details. How To Create a new virtual machine & attach the existing .vmdk file:1. Open VMware and select create a new virtual machine with custom (advanced) configuration option.2. Chose “I will install the operating system later”. and chose “I will install the operating system later”. 3. Select the operating system that matches the operating system in your existing .vldk file.4. Select a location of the new virtual machine5. Chose “Use an existing virtual disk”. This will allow yo…

My Grandparents – Grand Parents Day Essay Competition Winner

Vedic won the Grand Parents Day Essay Competition at HSCF New Age Sr. Group function. There were 27 participants in his category (Elementary School Category) and he won 1st price.Full list of winners are available at http://www.hindutempleorlando.org/new-age-group.

Video of Vedic reading his essay after winning:


My Grandparents – Grand Parents Day Essay Competition Winner from Laksha on Vimeo.

Below is the script of his Essay: My Grandparents I have three grandparents, my “dada ji, dadi ji and nani ji”. My grandparents live in India. Sometime I go to India and stay with them.

My dada ji is a homeopathic doctor. Whenever I get sick he gives me sweet medicine. I love my dada ji because my dada ji take me out for a walk and always play with me. And whenever we go for a walk my dada ji tells me stories.

My grand ma takes me to temple. She even played with me and made food for me.

My nani ji sing “Bhajans” everyday. She play with me and take me to the satsang.

I love my gr…