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What does Blogger do?

Renditions Blogger enables users to transform Word documents stored in a SharePoint library into SharePoint Blog articlesThe target blog location can be in the local farm, a remote SharePoint farm or SharePoint Online (SPO).
Blogger takes care of uploading document images to a SharePoint image library of your choosing and automatically replaces ​embedded content as linked content.
The update process can be configured to run dynamically so that when you update the source document the blog article can be updated automatically either on every change or when a major version of the source document is published.

Why did we build it?

Users like MS Word and we believe that given the chioce many SharePoint bloggers would prefer to be creative in Word rather than learn some other software package or wrestle with an inferior web-base authoring tool .
Of course you can configure Word to be a SharePoint blog editor but setting this up can be tricky as each user has to configure identity accounts and try it with SharePoint Online and this is what you get.

 

So we built Blogger to provide a simple and reliable way of publishing new and existing articles from Word documents stored in SharePoint document libraries as SharePoint blog posts.

How does it work?

As with all Renditions modules you first need to set up target publishing locations, in this case these locations will be SharePoint blog lists.  Then on source libraries you decide which blog locations are to be made available.

Once this has been set up, users simply click a ribbon button or use the drop down edit menu to publish the document manually.  Alternatively  an event handler can be activated on the source library to automate the publishing.

Behind the scenes Kaboodle Renditions reads a copy of the source Word document and converts the text to HTML.  Our Rendition Engine looks for any embedded images in the document, extracts and copies them to a pre-specified image library and replaces the embedded content with links.  The HTML is then piped to a new blog article or updates an existing article.  Finally, meta-data values can be mapped from the source document to the blog article.

To find out more please refer to the detailed User and Administrator documentation reference guide.