Everyone (?) knows that Community Server uses Lucene for its Enterprise Search. The one problem I found is that I couldn't find any search syntax documentation in the CS Docs. Here is a list of all index fields that CS uses: app: (forums|photos|files|weblogs)applicationkey: The application key the ... [More]

With [csl], when a registered user makes a blog comment it is very common to show their avatar next to their comment. If the person making the comment is not a registered user, then typically the "anonymous avatar" would be shown. I had gone and implemented an Identicon control for anonymous co... [More]

I was working a new control for the [bundle] and was in need of a condition control within [csl] that didn't appear to exist. What I needed was a condition control that checked against a WeblogPost's ExtendedAttributes. What I came up with was the "PostExtendedAttributeComparison." I use this ... [More]

I am working on a control for [csl] where I need to capture the email address of the person making a comment. However, I don't need to store the email address if the person is already a registered member of the site since this information is stored already. What I did was utilize the CustomAction&nb... [More]

  Now that [csl] 2007 has been out for a while I figured it was time to update the [bundle]! The Jobs have become Tasks, the Identicon control now has implicit databinding and the CSModules have some little upgrades ;p The new version is now 3.0 to keep in step with the official version of CS2... [More]

This site was upgraded to [cs] 2007 in all of about 10 minutes! The CS team made it real easy to upgrade with the new config file overrides! Nice job. I will be upgrading and testing the [bundle] to work with CS 2007 and publish it asap!    

A few members, myself included, are looking for some sort of "content manager" capability with the blog system of [cs]. By "Content Manager" I am meaning that I do not want the individual people to actually make the posts. Rather, I would like to have a "manager" that will publish the post on t... [More]

A couple or members lately have had issues (#1 + #2) with the way search engines have been indexing their sites. There are few ways to optimize a [csl] installation for search engines. Make sure that your Site Name and Description are set properly in the Control Panel. You may want to edit the ... [More]

  Where do I start? This story has been told many times before and I don't claim to be the first to bitch about it. I have been following Community Server since before day 1. I was a user of nGallery and .Text before Telligent was established. Both great apps and both free; no if ands or butt... [More]

Another day, another [csl] add-on! A member in the [cs] forums needs a way to add a statement to every blog post that is syndicated in order to prevent scrapers from "using" their content with no mention of the rightful owner. This seems like a real good idea for anyone, including me, who... [More]