General information

In the description of how to activate the blog module, we have already explained the basic settings of the blog navigation. It is perhaps important to explain some terms. Since all blog articles you will ever publish will appear in the time-based navigation, we also refer to this section as the blog archive. You can access any article you have published through this archive. This archive is structured like a navigation and cannot be hidden unless you deactivate your blog.


Above or below the archive you can display so-called lists. Articles are displayed in the lists and visitors can jump to an article that is visible in a list with one click. Lists are calculated and are dynamic. For example, you can display the articles that have received the most comments. Of course, it is clear that the system must constantly check which articles have received new comments and there are articles that now have more comments than the previous "winner". If this is the case, the list display changes, of course.


You should not necessarily display lists immediately, but wait until you have published some articles and "movement" has come into your blog.

The toplist of your blog articles

1) Entries per list = 2 to 5 entries can be displayed. That means, here you define how many entries are displayed, which are to be seen for example "as newest entries" or which were "most regarded". This setting always applies to all displayed lists.

There are three options for the following three options:

Not displayed = No entries are displayed.

Above the archive = The entries are displayed above the archive.

Under the archive = The entries are displayed under the archive.


2) Recommended entries = When writing articles, you can specify whether you want to mark this particular article as "Recommended". Then the article will be displayed here as soon as it is published. If you have recommended more than 5 articles, only the 5 latest articles will be shown. This option only makes sense if you choose Recommended as the most economical and sensible option. If you recommend every article, then this is nothing special and then exactly the same entries appear in this list as with "newest Boge entries" since always the 5 newest articles are visible.


3) Latest blog entries = If you write articles, each article gets a date. The more articles you write, the longer the visitor may have to search to find the latest, current articles, even if the articles are timed in the navigation. This option displays your last articles together in a list.


4) Most viewed = Every visitor who calls up an article makes sure that a counter is incremented. The same IP addresses, i.e. same visitors, are filtered out. It is a good thing to display the articles that have aroused particular interest in a separate list. This way, a new visitor can see which items may be particularly relevant. The display options are described above.


5) Mostly commented = Of course every comment is counted. Articles with many comments are usually also very popular or at least arouse the interest of the visitors. The display options are described above.

Keywords or tags

Keywords are the terms you should use when writing an article. There should not be more than 3 or 4 keywords or tags per article. You should also make a list of the tags you use and then "tag" the articles accordingly. With the new blog module, all tags are stored in a separate archive, and if you enter a new keyword, the system searches this archive as soon as you enter the first letter. This prevents you from creating unnecessary keywords. The purpose of these tags is to link articles dealing with a similar topic through these tags. This allows visitors to find specific articles dealing with a specific topic. Provided you used the tags correctly. In addition, you can visually display which terms or keywords you have used most often.


1) Max. displayed elements = 10, 25, 50 and 100. The more different tags you use, the more entries you should display. But many tags only make sense if the visitor can find the right articles. Make sure to write the same tags the same way, otherwise they become two independent tags.

2) Tag list = The tags are listed with the list and the number of articles using this tag is shown in brackets. This way the visitor can quickly see what your articles are about, provided you of course forgive the tags in connection with the content of the article.

3) Tag cloud = Here all tags are displayed like a cloud and tags that are used more often are displayed larger. Here, too, the visitor immediately realizes what your articles are about.


As with the top lists, you can display or hide the collections of keywords above or below the archive if you have no use for them or if there are still too few articles and thus keywords.

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