Bloo Features

Note: the philosophy of Bloo is to keep the base product relatively straightforward, and provide added functionality in the form of self-contained Extension SnapOns

Here is a list of the current Bloo featureset:

  • Role-based security at the object level (in other words, security is pervasive)
  • Those with posting privileges can create and edit posts.
  • Static pages can also be created
  • Readers can comment on posts
  • Posts can receive trackbacks
  • Trackbacks can be sent to other blogs.
  • Posters can modify the date and time of posts
  • Optional email notification of new posts and/or comments can be setup
  • Image uploading is available through the Image Uploader Extension SnapOn
  • AJAX capabilities are available through Bloo's Bloojax Core SnapOn
  • Comes with BlooNews configured and enabled, allowing blog posters to stay on top of the latest Bloo News
  • Posts can be set to "Private", meaning only logged in users can read them
  • Comments and trackbacks can be turned off or on at a post level or at the blog level.
  • Comment and trackback moderation, spam and troll destruction, etc.
  • Full comment moderation (i.e., every new comment goes to moderation) can be turned on.
  • Moderators can approve or disapprove moderated comments and suspected spam comments via an email link
  • Visitors can subscribe to the comments thread of a post, and receive all follow-up comments via email
  • Administrators have full control over the look and feel of the blog, via the overlay editor. All visual element templates can be edited on the fly, with a non-destructive edit.
  • Themes control the look and feel. Administrators can create themes on the fly, cascade themes from other themes, and select the default theme. Bloo comes installed with a number of pre-made Themes.
  • Optional theme-selector for blog readers to pick their favorite theme
  • Supports time zones. Dates are stored internally at GMT (Greenwich Mean Time) and translated on display to the blog's time zone.
  • Supports a Blogroll (or "Bloogroll" as we like to call it).
  • Configurable blogroll categories.
  • Multiple Spam Control Extension SnapOns
  • A Bloo blog can be a group blog, because multiple users can be setup, at various security levels.
  • You can set multiple post categories per post.
  • You can recover a lost passwords through a "Lost your password?" feature
  • You can search Posts and Static Pages through the Bloo Search facility.
  • Easy to use installation and upgrade programs
  • All input and output components of the system are XML-based and separate from the code
  • New functionality can be added via Bloo Extension SnapOns. A large number of SnapOns are delivered with the based product
  • You can create fully-functioning sub-blogs by using the Bloo Community extension SnapOn
  • You can turn your blog into a WIKI using the Bloo Wiki extension SnapOn
  • Comment links on posts can be configured to either pop up or appear in the page itself
  • Did we mention that Bloo is free?