webbes

Hi there,

I can't seem to find the Description sitecolumn.

I would like to add it to blogpost because it is very annoying if you send the complete post in your rss-feed's description and I would like to use the Content Query Webpart to aggregate my blogs on one page and include both Title and Description.

As I can't imagine that the Description isn't included by default on blogpost - please tell me why if it's not - can somebody tell me where I can find it

Cheers,

Wes




Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Blogpost description

Henry Ong

I haven't tried this but you can probably add a custom column for the description if there isn't one already.




Re: SharePoint - General Question and Answers and Discussion Blogpost description

webbes

Thanks for your reply Henry,

Unfortunately 'Description' is a reserved name so I can't add it to the Site Columns. And if I add it in the list, it doesn't show up on the Content Query WebPart, but .... we(me and my collegue) did found a workaround to show a hidden column. So let's share it with y'all.

We opened the 'Page' contenttype under Publishing Content Types and chose to 'edit' the Description column. We don't rename it or anything but.... we moved it to a new group called 'Hidden'.

When you navigate to Site Columns now you'll notice a new Group called 'Hidden' with a column called 'Comments'. This field is actually used for a page Description AND in the Content Query Webpart.

<remarks>
It's NOT the same field as the 'Comments' under 'Core Document Columns'! These names come from resource files and are the same by coincidence. The field guids are different. We renamed the now unhidden column to 'comments / description' to prevent us from making mistakes.
</remarks>

Since it isn't hidden anymore we can add this column to our Posts list in our blogsite, set it as required and rename it to 'Summary'. So everybody who creates a blog has to fill in a 'Summary'.

From now on we can aggregate our blogs in a Content Query Webpart. We set the Item Style in the 'Presentations' tab of the webpart to 'Title and Description' and we see the summary/comments/description field nicely under our title.

The rss feed still isn't correct tmho but we'll work on that tomorrow. I hope to find an editable xslt somewhere.

Cheers,

Wes