Communal blog / group journal

Bug #547332 reported by Jerome Di Pietro on 2008-08-19
This bug affects 8 people
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Robert Lyon

Bug Description

Can groups have a blog which all (or some) of the group members can contribute to?

Or can blogs assigned to a View have permissions set so that more than one person can add/edit blog posts?

Nigel-catalyst (nigel-catalyst) wrote :

We've done some work that has opened up this possibility (the shared artefact work). At some point, hopefully the ability for groups to have blogs will be added. Groups in 1.1 will have a files section and their own Views.

Jerome Di Pietro (jdipietr) wrote :

'The shared artefact work' sounds very promising. For all its social networking features, it seems that Mahara's current design is focused on a reflective, individual approach which doesn't lend itself very well to collaborative work amongst students. Multi-author blogs would be ideal but Group Views is a great (very usable) start. Thanks!

Nigel-catalyst (nigel-catalyst) wrote :

We are certainly going to do this at some point.

Current thinking is that we need to give artefacts the concept of an 'author'/'creator', on top of the three-column owner/group/institution structure currently. That way posts in a group could be owned by the group but authored by the individual people. Once this is done, group blogs are possible.

We'll have to deal with the changes this means for View copying and templates in groups/institutions as well.

Changed in mahara:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
status: Triaged → Confirmed
description: updated
tags: removed: mahara-eduforge-feature-request
tags: added: blog groups
summary: - Communal blog(s)
+ Communal blog / group journal
Aaron Wells (u-aaronw) wrote :

Identified as a usability priority by the Slovenian Mahara user group:

tags: added: usability
tags: added: collaboration
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) wrote :

Now that we have Institution blogs/journals (see

We will add the functionality to groups as well

Changed in mahara:
milestone: none → 15.10.0
assignee: nobody → Robert Lyon (robertl-9)
status: Confirmed → In Progress

Submitter: Son Nguyen (<email address hidden>)
Branch: master

commit 26564dd4e392ee33e8cc6bd1722ae354c2bb6349
Author: Robert Lyon <email address hidden>
Date: Tue Aug 18 15:04:58 2015 +1200

Bug 547332: Adding blogs to the group level

Change-Id: Ifda5e0fc2dd357069472b560c2674bbd5b02ebf1
Signed-off-by: Robert Lyon <email address hidden>

The functionality that was implemented contains the following:

- Creating and copying journals the regular way
- Authorship is always with the group as is the case for pages
- Journal and journal post creation / editing can be restricted based on the "Page add and edit" permissions, for which we'll still need to change the wording.

Changed in mahara:
status: In Progress → Fix Committed
tags: added: nominatedfeature
Robert Lyon (robertl-9) on 2016-11-06
Changed in mahara:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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