Month: September 2003

The Mail-to-Weblog feature for Manila has been released:

“The Mail-to-Weblog feature makes it easy to post to your weblog by simply sending an email to your site. When this feature is enabled, Manila periodically checks for new messages in a POP email account that you specify, and posts new messages whose subject matches your "secret subject" to your weblog.”

The feature is available now on all UserLand-hosted Manila sites. Here’s how to enable Mail-to-Weblog in your own Manila site.

If you run a Manila server, here’s how to enable Mail-to-Weblog for your users.

As a part of this feature, an update to tcp.getMail allows you to supply the address of a callback script, which can determine whether email messages will be deleted from the POP account, or left on the server.

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When Manila’s Content Editor role was initially implemented, the static rendering feature was not taken into account. While Content Editors could create and edit any content in a Manila site, they had no way to render their changes if the static rendering feature was in use.

We’ve done a review of the Content Editor role as applied to sites which use static rendering, and have released fixes for a few related bugs. See this page for details.

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We’ve got a new feature for Radio and Manila: Comment notification via email.

When someone posts a comment on your Radio or Manila site, an email is sent with information about the person who posted the comment, a link to the post they’re commenting on, and the text of the comment itself.

Here are a pair of how-to’s for Radio and Manila users.

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Sebastian Fiedler and Tom Clifton both wrote to the Manila-Dev list today about what sounded like a bug in Manila’s implementation of the Content Editor editorial role, as applied to News Items. Apparently Content Editors were not allowed to create or edit News Items, even if the preferences on the News Items prefs page were set to "All Editors".

I checked the docs which say, "The Content Editor can edit all the stories, pictures, and messages on a site like a Managing Editor but can’t edit templates and set the various site preferences." It sounded like Content Editors should be able to create and edit News Items, so I did some digging.

It turned out that this was a bug. When the Content Editor role was implemented, a couple of key scripts having to do with News Items had been missed. A fix was just released through root updates. Update Manila.root to get the changes.

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We’ve got a new set of features for testing: RSS feeds for Manila discussion groups, and for news item departments. This beta also includes a new department list page.

If you run a Manila server, we’d like your help testing the new features.

Please follow the instructions in this message, and post your comments and suggestions to the Manila-Dev mail list.

Thanks!

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We released some enhancements to the member list feature in Manila. If you’re logged into your Manila site as a managing editor, it’s now easy to block, un-block or delete members via your site’s member list page.

Managing editors can also see members email addresses and member type.

See this page on the Manila site for details.

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