Telerik Sitefinity includes a pre-built pluggable module, Blogs, that lets you manage one or more blogs on a site. It includes a range of features such as tag
clouds, RSS feeds, and support for comments. Blogs is one of the modules that are based on the Generic Content module.
Once a blog has been created, there is an option to create numerous posts for that blog (see Figure 2). Also, there is a link to change the settings for the blog.
A post is a content item that could later be displayed on a page and shared by other pages. It provides a content editor based on the RadEditor control (one of Telerik's RadControls).
There is a link in the control panel, Set Details, that allows additional settings to be saved for a given blog. Apart from changing the name,
description or title, the user could set whether comments are allowed or whether comments moderation will be required. Also, a specific blog or post page could be set to
be the default one for displaying the item/items.
When an author of a post is logged into the system and writes a comment to his own post, a new style will be applied so that the comment visually differs from the original
Trackbacking and Pingbacking
Trackback and pingback is a method for notifying a user when his/her post is referenced in another web site.
If a blog supports trackback, it will start with a <rdf>.. </rdf> script in Blog detail view. This is metadata describing the content of
a blog post and pointing the trackback url.
Following is an example for an <rdf> insertion into a blog post when accessing the View Source of its detail view:
The Sitefinity Blogs module supports trackbacking. This means that when there is a reference to a link of a Sitefinity blog post, the
post will have a pingback comment about where is it is referenced.
The Sitefinity Blogs module also supports pingbacking. This means that when there is s reference to a blog link of another content system
that supports trackbacking, that system will be notified that we have referenced its blog link in a Sitefinityour blog post.
Pingbacking is oneway - once it is sent, it could not be taken back since the system is disconnected.
Example: if you add a post A with reference link to post B, post B gets notified. Now, if you edit post A and remove the reference to post B, the
pingback comment from post B will not be removed.