Adding comments on editorial conten...

Marcus Andersson
Member since: 2005

I want to offer the vistors on the site the possibility to add comments and rate editorial content like news and articles... The same way that visitors can comment and rate blogs.

Can I in someway use the current functionality in Relate+ to do this?

Anyone who has any ideas of this?

Regards Marcus 

#29971 May 25, 2009 16:53
  • Magnus Rahl
    Member since: 2008

    You would probably need to create a new entity type for that. An other (ugly ghetto hack Wink) way is maybe to create a specific blog that is not connected to a user or club and connect the blog to the episerver pages by an attribute on the blog post entity, and then use the blog post as a proxy for comments and ratings.

    #29974 May 26, 2009 7:12
  • Peter Lapalus
    Member since: 2001

    Yes I would probably do tha same, as a mather of fact we have the same issue within a project. Our goal is to create our own entity type with a reference (attribute) to a page/article in EPiServer. We will then search/list the entities and load the EPiServer page data based on that reference.

    Good luck, maybe later I will post some example code when I have it.

    #29976 Edited, May 26, 2009 8:17
  • Marcus Andersson
    Member since: 2005

    Thanks for the advice.
    And you are very welcome to add example code to this thread later on... Smile
    I'll do the same.

    #29977 May 26, 2009 9:11
  • tost
    Member since: 2007

    Hey guys!

    Exactly the way to go, however I would recommend you to use a Forum Thread as "proxy" instead of using blog. So each page in the CMS will have a corresponding thread, and then use the replies as comments. The reason for this are several:

    1. Threads are easier to hide - you can create a separate forum for this
    2. You will automatically get counters on comment etc.
    3. You will have the ability to create form entries from "comments" in an easy way

    Happy coding!

    Best regards,
    Tom Stenius

    #30003 May 26, 2009 23:04