Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 is now available

The final release of the Community Kit for SharePoint: Enhanced Blog Edition 2.0 is now available on the CKS project space on CodePlex at’s a rundown of the EBE’s key features as posted on its release page at where you can download the installation file and guides for setup, design, and use as well as the source code.

  • Theming
    • Modular Theme Framework (MTF) – no need to wrestle with the default blog master page – start from the HTML you want and simply insert the blog content via XSL.
    • SEO Friendly URL’s – blog post URL’s that look like /archive/2007/08/25/sharepoint-chart-tool.aspx instead of /Lists/Posts/ViewPost.aspx?ID=37
    • 5 very cool themes to use as-is, or to get you started on the development of your own including dynamic per-post links (e.g. Digg this), tag cloud, etc. Check them out here
  • Linkbacks (aka Trackbacks)
    • Send linkbacks to other blog posts you are linking to in your EBE blog post (these show up as trackbacks on the other blog)
    • Receive linkbacks from other blogs who are posting about your blog post (these show up as trackbacks on your EBE blog)
  • Spam Control
    • Akismet integration to detect comment spam
    • CAPTCHA to help block comment spam at the source
    • Option to automatically delete spam to recycle bin
    • Option to automatically approve spam-free comments
  • RSS
    • Custom RSS link (e.g.
    • Post trimming (only a portion of post is sent via RSS)
    • Specify RSS feed item count
    • Category specific feeds (e.g. /rss.xml?cat=coolstuff)
    • Validates against W3C standards
  • Miscellaneous
    • Securing of system pages (e.g. so anonymous users can’t browse your lists and libraries using SharePoint UI)
    • Metaweblog API to support Windows Live Writer and migration tools.
    • Client Date/Time – displays date/time in time zone of user instead of server…………


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