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  1. Jacques
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    Hi there,

    Am I mistaken in saying that Sitefinity does not have a public blog editor control? So if I wanted to create a scenario in which people could register on the site and then each have their own blog page, this would not be possible?

    This should also not be a case that the publicly registered user should have to go to the admin section to write a blog.

    I also noticed that in the admin section you create a blog then type in a string based Author.... How is the blog then associated with a specific user?

    Thanks,
    Jacques
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi J.Hoventer,

    Sitefinity 3.x does not have public controls ( out of the box) that allows you to create/edit/remove items. You should create  a custom control which expose - create/edit/remove items depending on the current user role. You could implement owner permissions, so that the users will not be able to edit/delete items each other if this is not explicitly set somewhere in your control.

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    The Author of the blog is the actual blogger that later could be displayed by BloggersList control. By default we do not set the author to the user that has created the blog, but it could be done programmatically through IBlog - Author property.

    There is an internal property  of Telerik.Blogs.Data.Blog- Owner that we set to the user that has created the blog.

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    Ivan Dimitrov
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  3. Jacques
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    Out of pure curiosity...

    A blogging tool is generally there to encourage participation by many people.
    Why would Sitefinity have decided not to include public editing controls?
    Even more important is why Sitefinity would have chosen to not associate a proper Username with it to take ownership of the blog.

    Perhaps I'm not understanding the intention of the blog module.

    Scenario: Company A has five bloggers in the company. As the admin user I would create 5 different blogs and enter in string values for the authors. Each blogger would then get login details to the admin section, but because of the fact that permissions are setup on the blogs module, as a whole, any of the bloggers can write in any of the blogs. Perhaps I'm just not getting how this module was supposed to be used.

    Regards,
    Jacques

  4. Ivan Dimitrov
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    Hi J.Hoventer,

    We will have pubic editing controls in version 4.0.

    Permissions are based on roles. If your users belongs to the same role they will have the same permissions over blogs module. So you could create your own public editing control as described in the previous post or just add some granularity for the backend blogs, so that only the owner or author of a blog will be able to modify his/her blog and its posts. We will support granular permissions in version 4.0. Currently you need to override the behavior of BlogsListView and PostsListView to achieve some granularity .

    Sincerely yours,
    Ivan Dimitrov
    the Telerik team

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