Hello all, I needed blogs with comments right now on a couple of existing Radiant projects that I also need to work on the Mental branch (good bye behaviors, hello Radiant Extensions). Sean Cribbs expressed no desire to convert his Comments behavior. Given the roadmap for Radiant this conversion is a stop-gap measure. If I understand right we can look forward to a build-out of either a proper commenting Extension with admin options on an admin tab or potentially integrated commenting functionality in a 0.7 release. Either way it goes the real future commenting option will likely include a more sophisticated set of features then this modest Behavior gone Extension. This port has been on the fly tested to confirm that what worked before works now. This will work with existing comment content from a 0.52 site using the Commentable Behavior. Cheers, Loren Johnson www.fn-group.com
on 2007-01-23 14:20
on 2007-01-23 15:01
> > Sean Cribbs expressed no desire to convert his Comments behavior. > Not exactly -- I just didn't want to do a direct port. Because you can have models of your own in Mental, I saw no reason to keep storing comments as grandchildren pages or having the double-loopback page redirect. That said, more power to you, if it works for you! Sean
on 2007-01-23 15:20
Well color me corrected. So perhaps this is worth revisiting later but still before the official Radiant Blog functionality gets worked- out (which could be quiet a while I'd guess). I think the pages as grand children is helpful for now as keeping it in the page tree has a certain poetry to it and keeps the management of the comments inherently simple. An admin tab would have to start from scratch, but by all means I can imagine a better way . . . Have you ever done a rough mocked-up of how it might work ? If 0.7 comes-out with more a more full set of blogging features do you imagine commenting would in fact be "integrated" or as an Extension? Mostly curious in terms of future architecture plans...