One more blog update:

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Two small fixes to the blog 3 beta...

  1. Fixes to editing entries with <more/> being used.

  2. Couldn't assign an entry to N categories.

The zip can be found here. This release has NOT been heavily tested, so be careful.

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Archived Comments

Comment 1 by Bob Connolly posted on 12/8/2003 at 10:41 PM

Darn, try as I might, I keep getting, 'Could not find the template' what I am doing wrong? Thanks.

Comment 2 by Raymond Camden posted on 12/8/2003 at 10:48 PM

Is the org folder under your web root?

Comment 3 by Bob Connolly posted on 12/8/2003 at 10:51 PM

It is now thanks! But uh uh, I am getting Blog must be run under ColdFusion RedSky.

I thought we had installed 6.1 -- maybe not...

Comment 4 by Josh Trefethen posted on 12/10/2003 at 11:59 AM


I just spent several ours getting blog.cfc working for MySQL/Linux I woul love to be involved in the project and share code...

I was also wondering if you were planning on adding some other functionality that I see here on your blog, such as links and recent entries on the right han bar...(or maybe I have an old version?)

Anyhow. would love to be involved.


Comment 5 by Raymond Camden posted on 12/10/2003 at 5:39 PM

Josh, the 3.0 beta already supports mySQL. Sorry if the docs were not clear in it. And all the right hand stuff is also supported, its in the new pods directory.

Comment 6 by Josh Trefethen posted on 12/10/2003 at 9:48 PM

I guess I just wasted some time...bummer. I will check out the 3.0 beta!

Comment 7 by brad posted on 12/11/2003 at 8:37 AM

Alrighty, I have created the MSSQL tables.....piece of I am looking to edit the .ini but the only on eI can find is the one under the camden/blog that right? And if so what do I change the dsn settings to .....I am a little confused about that.....?

As of right now I get a error that reads:::

Attribute validation error for tag CFAPPLICATION.
The tag does not allow the attribute(s) LOGINSTORAGE. The valid attribute(s) are APPLICATIONTIMEOUT,CLIENTMANAGEMENT,CLIENTSTORAGE,NAME,SESSIONMANAGEMENT,SESSIONTIMEOUT,SETCLIENTCOOKIES,SETDOMAINCOOKIES. The Error Occurred in D:\Inetpub\WWWroot\greenrockRoad\client\Application.cfm: line 15

13 : <cfset setEncoding("url","utf-8")>
14 :
15 : <cfapplication name="blog" sessionManagement=true loginStorage="session">
16 : <cfinclude template="includes/udf.cfm">
17 :

Much thanks for any help....this is my first voyage into .cfm, after learning a little about it at MAX I decided to give it a go.


Comment 8 by Raymond Camden posted on 12/11/2003 at 6:07 PM

Sorry about all the trouble you are having. Documentation will be in the RC. There is only one ini file. You change the dsn to match whatever you used in the CF Datasource admin. YOu then need to change blogDBType to mysql. If you dont see an entry for it, just add


As for your error - you are not running MX 6.1, which the blog requires.

Comment 9 by Josh Trefethen posted on 12/11/2003 at 8:06 PM

Just wanted to note that the blog.cfc does not work as is for cfmx6.1 on linux with MySQL.

You need to go in and change all the tablenames in the blog.cfc file to be lowercase to match the database. Looks like you took care of all the date functions for the MySQL code though..good work.

Comment 10 by Josh Trefethen posted on 12/14/2003 at 7:24 AM

Just integrated the blog with <a href="">activedit</a> -- works much better! we should find a good, free, open-source wysiwyg text tool for this blog that you can bundle with it.

Comment 11 by Mickey Chandler posted on 1/3/2004 at 9:44 AM

I'm not seeing the some of right hand stuff (like Links) in the pods directory.

Am I missing something or is this something I'll need to code myself?

Comment 12 by Raymond Camden posted on 1/4/2004 at 5:33 AM

The pods you see on my blog are not the same as the ones I put in the zip - mainly because I assume people don't want the same pods as my site. I only include a few samples pods in the installer.

Comment 13 by Mark Kruger posted on 4/30/2005 at 9:33 PM

Ray - I'm just finishing up switching to your blog software (I think I must be the last one - ha). I was wondering if there is a central repository of pods somewhere that we can draw from and submit?