Dmytro Lapshyn at Work

Hi all,

A newbie question:

Is it at all possible to add blog functionality to an existing SharePoint website which was created from a non-blog template If so, is there a step-by-step instruction explaining how to do that




Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Adding a blog to an existing SharePoint 2007 site

Curtis Ruppe

Since a blog contains several lists, it really is its own site. You can always add it as a subsite of your existing site, which will put it in your global navigation bar.



Re: SharePoint - Design and Customization Adding a blog to an existing SharePoint 2007 site

wedward

I'll apologize in advance if this sounds negative, but that is a bit of a weakness in the design methodology of WSS compared to Dot Net Nuke and other systems. Following this default approach, you'll have hundreds of sub sites each containing canned functionality. Why can't the blog function and data sets be added as a "module" (as in DNN) to any existing page I've tried to replicate the functionality yesterday sith SPD and but am missing some key parameters (i.e. post items as defaults vs. list/doc) and my settings keep reverting to a list.
There's got to be a better way to do this short of all out development. Anyone have any other ideas since this issue is replicated across other templates as well, and it would be nice to utilize existing wheels, instead of recreating them (i.e. custom web parts for existing functions).

TIA