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Blogs link at admin UI takes one to Blog posts lists, not to Blogs list  (Mono Support )

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6/4/2016 7:09:20 PM
I got really confused trying to cleanup blogs after I cloned a MonoX project into a new one, because:
1) at normal UI (not in special admin UI), although I was admin I couldn't find some button to delete a blog
2) going to Blogs from Admin UI I couldn't find any blogs. It was taking me to /MonoX/Admin/BlogManager.aspx
I had to use the Blogs menu shown there (not obvious I should even try to open that menu, plus if I click it and don't hover over it [no touch screen support obviously], it will always go to blog posts list) and select blog settings to go to /MonoX/Admin/BlogSettingsManager.aspx. I'd prefer to have been taken to the 2nd one in the first place. Anyway, the Blogs page should have a button/link at the bottom I think to take you to the list of all blogs (the one called blogs settings), since it isn't obvious there is such a thing and that you have to find it from the menu. Note that I had already removed all blog posts from the normal UI (just couldn't find how to remove the blogs themselves too since at their settings pages there was no button to delete them), so at the admin UI for blogs I was seeing an empty table saying "No blog posts can be found!"
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imarusic

imarusic

6/6/2016 12:57:13 PM
Hi,

1. Blogs can be deleted in admin screen.
2. "Blogs menu" has a drop down icon so it should be easy to see that there are additional items.

We will check with our designers regarding "no touch screen support obviously]". Also, you can place a direct link to a blogs page(Extend the existing page).
Just tested, and current MonoX version has "Delete" action in the blogs page.

Blogs can be deleted on "BlogSettingsManager.aspx" page.


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6/6/2016 1:01:14 PM
2) Point is one would expect the Blogs image from admin home page to go to list of blogs, not to list of blog posts, plus would expect button from list of blog posts to go to blogs list

when you say delete action in the blogs page, I guess you mean the blog settings page for a specific blog (in non-admin UI) when user is logged-in as admin I guess. My older version doesn't have it
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6/6/2016 2:08:07 PM
2. not necessarily - there are a lot of sites with one global blog containing all the blog posts. You can easily change that link and redirect to your desired functionality.

No, I meant on the Admin screen - BlogSettingsManager.aspx - there is "Delete" action.

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6/6/2016 2:12:19 PM
yes, I have that option too, just couldn't spot that page since I was being taken to the blog posts list instead
I'd expect the delete blog action to show up in the normal UI at a blog's settings page too (for admins only), with some confirmation dialog or something if pressed
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6/7/2016 6:28:51 AM
Hi,

as already discussed, you can always extend the existing MonoX functionality and add additonal logic.

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