Individual and collaborative community-centric blogging
IP.Blog enables users to create and maintain their own individual or group blogs right from within your community, to share ideas & thoughts.
How do people use IP.Blog?
There's a wide range of uses for community blogging. Here's a few of the ways our customers use it.
Users can share free-form opinions on all kinds of subjects, in a space they can control
Invite high-profile figures relevant to your brand to share a blog entry with your community
Community staff use blog entries to share informal announcements about what's happening
Sub-groups can share thoughts and updates by using the multiple editors feature in IP.Blog
Blogs live within your community
With IP.Blog, users create blogs of their own and which they control, but they live within your community. All public blogs are gathered in a central section of your community which shows the latest entries by users, and members can comment, rate and follow each others' blogs.
Prominently feature important content
Call out particularly interesting blog entries by using the Feature button in IP.Blog. Featuring an entry displays it prominently on your community blogs homepage to give it extra visibility. You can feature more than one entry at once, too.
With the Editors feature, users can create group blogs that several people (or more) can contribute to in a single space. Let sub-teams share updates on their latest developments, or enable special guests to post entries to one of your established blogs - and more.
Every blog can be different! Members can customize their blogs in a couple of ways:
Members can customize their blogs by choosing custom CSS themes to change colors and layouts. They can even enter their own CSS for a personalized look.
Custom content blocks
Members can add their own content blocks to their blogs, for everything from gamer cards to Facebook and Twitter widgets.
Blogging with external content
Users may already maintain a blog outside of your community, but IP.Blog provides features that still enable them to join in. A user can create an External Blog in their control panel, which enables them to link to their existing blog but via your community. There's also the RSS entry import feature, which allows users to specify an RSS feed from their current blog and have all its entries imported into their blog at your community. This latter feature adds blog posts as bona fide entries, so they support commenting, rating and more.
Key IP.Blog Features
- Two homepage views
- Features entries
- Inline blog moderation
- Pin blogs to homepage
- Top 10 stats
- Set blogs as favorite
- Rate blogs & entries
- Group blogging
- Private blogs
- Import entries via RSS
- Content blocks (ready-made & custom)
- Post remotely via Blogger & Metaweblog
- CSS themes
- Members can customize CSS themes
- Combined & individual RSS feeds
- Follow blogs & entries
- Entry Tagging
- "Blog This" button in IP.Board posts
- Share entries to social networks