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Users manual

Target group: Editors

General information

You can write blog posts using the default TYPO3 CMS way: Open the folder or page you set as storagePid using the list module.

Another way to manage posts and comments is t3extblog’s simple backend module. It’s located in the “web” module section.

Backend module

To write a blog post, just click the plus-icon on the top.

Now you can start adding content to your blog post!

Create a blogpost

Create blogpost

Post:

  • Author: is determined by the current BE user
  • Title: title of your blog post, you need to fill this field

Preview:

  • Preview: configure a list preview for the blog post
  • There are different “Preview modes”, i.e. you can add your own preview text or show the first content element

Category:

  • Select one or more categories
  • You need so select at least one category

Interactivity:

  • Configure who is allowed to comment
  • Trackback options (currently not implemented)

Metadata:

  • Add some metadata for your blog post (keywords and description text)
  • Metadata tab content is used for SEO relevant meta tags only

Content:

  • click the ‘create new’ button (post-tab) to add new content elements
  • You can add several content elements

Add categories

You need to add at least one blog category to your post.

Categorize your post

Tip

New posts are hidden by default, you need to activate them (un-check “hide” within the access tab)

Create blog categories

Use the list module and click the button “create new record”, to add categories:

Add categories

Blog administration

The extension comes with an own backend-module. You can find it in the “web” section in the left menu. You can choose between two sections “posts” and “comments”. In the comments-section all pending comments are listed. In the posts-section all posts are listed, you can add new posts by clicking the “add-icon” above. You see the number of comments too. When clicking on one of these numbers, all comments corresponding to this blog are shown.

Preview blog posts

The extension has a preview functionality. It’s possible to preview your posts before it’s open to the public. Just keep the blog post hidden and use the “Save document and view page” button (at the top, next to the “Save and close record” button) within your post records.

Notification emails

This extension comes with two types of subscriptions and there for notification emails.

New comments notification

Admin email

Simple notification email. Sent to admin when an new comment has been created.

Subscriber opt-in email

Confirmation for new subscriber. Sent either when:

  • comment is approved by default and not SPAM or
  • comment has been approved by an admin

Notification emails

New comment notification for all subscribers. Sent if a new comment has been created when:

  • comment is approved by default and not SPAM or
  • comment has been approved by an admin

Hint

We’are listening for changed or new comments, so sending opt-in and notification emails works from within the custom module and the default list module!

New blog posts notification

Subscriber opt-in email

Confirmation for new subscriber. Sent when subscription is created successfully.

Notification emails

New comment notification for all subscribers. Use the provided button in BE module to start email sending.