Version 8

    Getting started with the preview version


    • Download AS 4.0.5, Portal 2.6, and the preview version of blog

    • Deploy both portal and blog, start the server

    • Open http://localhost:8080/portal

    • You will see two tabs at the top, named blog1 and blog2

    • Click on the blog1 tab, you will see two blog portlet instances

      • both of them display external feeds

      • the first one displays an entry description, if one is available and if the entry is clicked, on the same page

      • the second one opens a separate page for each clicked blog entry

    • Click on the blog2 tab. You will again see two portlet instances. These display "internal" blogs, which can be completely managed by the blog system. However, no blogs are yet created, so nothing is displayed. The portlets are configured to display blogs with identifiers, respectively, id=default, category= and id=default, category=private.

    • Login as admin/admin to be able to administrate the blogs

    • Click on the "administrate" link

    • Create a new blog id, default. A blog id corresponds to "one blog" - owned by a person, team etc. A blog can have many categories.

    • Create a new category with an empty identifier. This will serve as the "main" or default category.

    • Again click on the "administrate" link, the edit the created default blog id; create a category with an identifier private

    • You should now see that the bottom portlet displays the newly created category, however there are no posts yet.

    • Click on the "create" new posts link; fill in the necessary fields

    • You can cross-post into many categories by selecting multiple checkboxes, available at the bottom during post creating/ edition

    • When viewing a post, you can add/delete comments

    • Try logging in as user/user. You should only be able to add comments.

    • If you want to change the way posts entries are displayed, or the number of post entries displayed per page, go to portal administration and edit the portlet instances preferences