Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0

 The final release of the Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 is now available on the CKS project space on CodePlex at http://www.CodePlex.com/CKS. Here's a rundown of the EBE's key features as posted on its release page at https://www.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=CKS&ReleaseId=5134 where you can download the installation file and guides for setup, design, and use […]

 The final release of the Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 is now available on the CKS project space on CodePlex at http://www.CodePlex.com/CKS.

Here's a rundown of the EBE's key features as posted on its release page at https://www.codeplex.com/Release/ProjectReleases.aspx?ProjectName=CKS&ReleaseId=5134 where you can download the installation file and guides for setup, design, and use as well as the source code.

  • 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 against W3C standards 
  • 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

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