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Can members create their own blog?

Started by on May 27, 2013 – Contents updated: Jun 11, 2013

May 27, 2013 20:32    

I am looking for a blogging platform where my members can create their own blog...
I noticed in admin where I can manually set up blogs, but that is not what I am looking for....
and there are no blog examples on the install of how this is done, or is B2 only setup
to allow a single to setup as many blogs that he wants?

If I am able to allow members to create their own blogs, then please
kindly let me know how to set this up, so they can create their own blogs...

I would like members to be able to create something like:

member1.mydomain.com
member2.mydomain.com
member3.mydomain.com

Thank-you

Jun 01, 2013 15:13

Hi
You can allow members to create their own blog, but not with the url you suggest.
The format would be [mydomain.com/blog6.php] or [mydomain.com/fred.php]

Install the blog and play around, learn about stub files to change the blog6.php to fred.php or use a directory called [fred] with an index file.

For your example you will have to have access to your domain name [mydomain.com] to create sub-domains, you can then direct [fred.mydomain.com] to [mydomain.com/fred]

Jun 02, 2013 18:39

@dsimms what version of b2evo are you looking at?

In v5 there is a very clear option in user settings to allow uses to create their own blog(s).

I am not sure the urls will be subdomains out of the box, but we can make that happen with just a little more code ;) we'll look into it.

Jun 05, 2013 00:35

I am not sure. I was getting ready to delete it, then I saw replies here....
I will have to look and see, but I downloaded what it let me download....

I would like to offer free hosting, and free blog using subdomains.
I am not sure why it would not work as if a subdomain is not avail
then it would just say sub-domain is not available....

So if someone signs up for abc.domain.com (hosting page) then someone
trying to signup for abc.domain.com for the blog would not be able to do so....

If someone had a blog called abc.domain.com then someone signing
up for a free host would not be able to choose abc.domain.com as the
subdomain would not be available in either of the above cases....

Any reason on why this could not be done?

I plan on using iPanel for the hosting part of it....

if not, I guess I could do it this way....

Blog: domain.com/memberblog

Host: abc.domain.com

What do you guys think?

@fplanque wrote earlier:

@dsimms what version of b2evo are you looking at?

In v5 there is a very clear option in user settings to allow uses to create their own blog(s).

I am not sure the urls will be subdomains out of the box, but we can make that happen with just a little more code ;) we'll look into it.

Jun 05, 2013 03:47

I don't know iPanel, it might require a little custom coding for interfacing but I see no reason why it could't be done :)

Jun 05, 2013 16:41

Ok. I got beta setup...

I am still at a loss on users being able to create their own blogs....
I have been running option to option, and I just cant seem to
find anything on the subject of allowing people to create their own...

The blog keeps defaulting to the default blog....

I do not think I can do much more unless someone is willing to help out....


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