Highlighting Bloggers with Their Own Page

By Rob Kaighn posted May 13, 2010 05:21 PM

On my community, I have a few staff members who are frequent bloggers and I wanted a way to highlight their postings.  So I created a menu for Bloggers of Note.  Then I created a page for each blogger under that with the ws:RecentBlogs control with parameters of BloggerKey="00059853,0" NumberToShow="1200" ShowPicture="False".

The BloggerKey is the key in my AMS.  I set NumberToShow to a big number so they would all show (it didn't affect performance).   I chose not to show the picture as it would have been the same picture over and over again.




Mar 17, 2011 04:08 PM

For anyone struggling with where to find the "key" in their Avectra AMS, it's actually part of the URL when you are looking at the individual record for the person, should show as "Key=.......". Glad I figured this out after trying several variations of the Customer ID. And swearing a lot.

Oct 14, 2010 12:00 PM

That's ingenious! And it's just what I was trying to figure out how to do... Thanks for posting this!

Oct 04, 2010 06:55 AM

Thanks for sharing this! In case someone else comes along and wonders - the BloggerKey was the ID from our AMS; that worked for me.

Jul 14, 2010 11:43 AM

I just have to thank Rob for a great blog and make sure he and others know that it is still being used. I tweaked his formula to have a blog-specific content items on our home page - for our Executive Director and President. His instructions worked perfectly from copy/paste. Once I pasted the GUID in for the blogger key, we were off and running.
Thanks again Rob!

Jun 22, 2010 12:22 PM

Hooray!! Just what I needed. Thanks Rob.

Jun 16, 2010 07:16 PM

What if I don't want a box at all? With the one column page with one content piece, the box seems unnecessary. (Naturally, I am trying to do this on our site.)

May 14, 2010 06:54 AM

Rob, this is an excellent idea, thanks for sharing. A couple of suggestions... 1. Maybe add a static content item at the top of the page with the bloggers photo and the name of the blog next to it? 2. I would wrap the page in a box by editing the control and checking the box "Send Title" and removing the checkbox for "Show Title". As a fyi, if you ever want to wrap a static content item in that box, you can do it one of two ways... a) Add the CSS Class wrapper (in the box provided): HLLandingControl or b) use this HTML

This is the title bar title

This is where the html text should go
Both of the above should work with static items although the latter tends to work better when messing with flash.