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Forum and Blog?

Posted by rainer 
Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 12:57PM
Hello,

I would like to use Phorum as a combination of forum and blog, is there a template to view a forum in blog-style?

Thanks!
Re: Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 01:39PM
There once was a blog template, but we dropped it, since it turned out that a blog and a forum are not the same kind of beast.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
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Re: Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 03:04PM
I am curious. Do you recall the reasons why it was dropped? Could you please direct me to this specific blog template? Thank you!
Re: Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 04:07PM
A forum is not a blog. Feature sets are different, use cases are different.

If you use the search function on these forums, you can find a thread like this one.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce
Re: Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 05:35PM
I used the search button, you had the better search term! Thanks. - I think it'be fun if a user could set up a blog by her/himself (At least it was mentioned in my conversations with people.) Which typical "Blog" features did you have in mind which would be difficult to implement in a simple Phorum Blog application?
Re: Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 08:34PM
I did not have blog features in mind, since I did not create that template, nor felt the use for it.

Brian Moon created Wordcraft when he needed a useful, light weight Blogging application. He did not go for pushing Phorum until the level where is acted as this kind of basic blog.

Surely it would be possible to use Phorum's structure and module / template support to create a blog application. Have fun playing with that idea.


Maurice Makaay
Phorum Development Team
my blog linkedin profile secret sauce
Re: Forum and Blog?
March 21, 2011 09:21PM
Thanks, Maurice. Already checked out Wordcraft and implemented it in an application. I just like to have everything under one hood. If I should have time in the near future I will "play" with it.
Re: Forum and Blog?
April 02, 2011 05:46PM
I too wanted something like blogs. I was thinking that the blog would be just a private forum. The blogger has the right to say who views it (everybody, buddies, registered users, etc) and who if anybody gets to post.

I presume I could set up forums like this, but it would be so time consuming to set up so many forums.
Re: Forum and Blog?
May 11, 2011 10:18PM
Some time ago, I created a news/blog-forum combination with phorum 5.1.25
I can choose between a blog look and a forum look. It's not template based but I did modify some pages that display topic lists or articles.
If someone is interested how it looks go to [demokratie.mine.nu]
Don't mind the German language.
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