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News & Articles (8)

Posted: 11/29/2002 7:26:00 AM

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I think that will be very useful 1 module for Artciles and 1 module for News

Posted: 12/21/2002 3:26:00 PM

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We are currently developing one News module that will have the Article functionality. I don't see a reason to break this up into two modules - what would module "news" have, without the articles?

Posted: 12/24/2002 9:30:00 AM

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Maybe news feeds and news articles? Those could be different mods.

Posted: 12/24/2002 10:58:00 AM

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Yes, a news feed is something completely different . We will be developing a general data feed module in the second wave of modules. It will allow the admins to insert any type of extrenal data that is availble to them, in the form of formatted text/image blocks.

Posted: 01/31/2003 11:26:00 AM

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On 2002-12-21 15:26, Pavel wrote:
We are currently developing one News module that will have the Article functionality. I don't see a reason to break this up into two modules - what would module "news" have, without the articles?


There certainly are similarities, but there most certainly ARE differences. News are "article light" types. They are often much much shorter, require less formatting, sometimes only a few lines and an url, etc.

Take your cues from systems like:

or (version2!!! )

Articles must have the option of:

- being multipaged with a text legend for quick navigation.
- having numerous frontpage publishing schemes and not just the chronological one that news have. VERY important.
- being organized by one or more categories.
- being bookmarked.
- an approval workflow publishing que.
- showing related articles, authors other articles, etc.
- being able to contact the author (non-email)
- being printed (printer friendly) or converted to pdf (for download or email WITH site copyright).
- being subclassed (with new fields and special layout) to match the categori, for example: bookreport with amazon purchase link, articles with downloads, product reviews with pictures or movies, articles with fact boxes to the right.
- being rated or commented.
- articles that only can be fully accessed by subscribers.
- and so on....

Dont make the mistake of assuming that a news system is equal to an article system or vica versa. But you can of course use an articlesystem to make a news system :wink:

If you were to make a system like the one above I would gladly spend 500$ in upgrading my in-link system. If it does not contain any of the features, I doubt I'll use it for free.

And please dont include your own forumsystem. Infopop, Vbulletin and phpbb is on that case better and more dedikated than you guys EVER will be. Integrate into their system instead. Make friends and allies, define and target a no-brainer segment, instead of trying to take on succesfull and dedikated companies, loyal webmasters and their habitdriven audiences.

Dont try to do everything.

Phew...dont get my 2 cents wrong...I just felt like vommiting

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: void on 2003-01-31 11:30 ]</font>

Posted: 01/31/2003 4:25:00 PM

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to just step in again:
this is absolutely right!
the article system should be something as described above (as I already did post some weeks ago....)

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: robin on 2003-01-31 16:27 ]</font>

Posted: 01/31/2003 5:48:00 PM

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Thanks for the posts!

First of all, In-Newz is intended to be exactly the article system you are describing. Of course, the first release is not going to have all the features that you have listed. On the other hand, we are planning to add more features than you have listed - automatic archiving, scheduling, etc.

Second, we have discussed the integration approach at length before, also on this forum. You can find a lot of related posts about it :smile:

To summarize, making friends and alliences is easy, but getting two or more scripts from different companies integrated - not at all. So instead we are taking the approach of offering all "pieces of the puzzle" in one product. You can still use other scripts on the same web site with In-portal, but the integration of them still remains a custom job, just like it is now with In-link.

Pavel Kharitonov

Project Manager
Intechnic Corporation

<font size=-1>[ This Message was edited by: Pavel on 2003-01-31 17:48 ]</font>

Posted: 05/09/2003 11:36:00 AM

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Dev Team,

This is an example you might want to follow to develop the article system in the new in-portal.

They have all the feature anyone need to builde a successfull article and news site.

One of the important function the article system should have is the WYSIWYG
This make formating publishing articles very easy. Alot of new scripts are using this now such as vBulletin.


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