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We want a blog on a Drupal site; see http://amcindustries.com.previewdns.com/. Note the menu item "What's New". This is where it will go.

I read "just turn on the Blog Module"; so I did. It now gives me "Blog Entry" as one of the content types.

But how do I make a general page & hook it to the menu item "What's New"; then how do "bloggers" put content onto THAT page?

Obviously, I'm missing something.

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Question by:Richard Korts
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by:nanharbison
ID: 39199871
Create new content, choose Blog as the type. All posts will show up on the page:
yourwebsite.com/username
Oh wait, I misread the question. You want to create a main menu item called What's New and have it go to the link above.
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by:nanharbison
ID: 39199875
Is there going to be more than one username in the website blogging? Each user normally gets their own blog page.
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by:Richard Korts
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Yes, there will be multiple users. But ALL the blogs need to go on ONE page.

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nanharbison earned 2000 total points
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The way to do that is with Views.
http://drupal.org/project/views
You might have lots of questions about doing this, but give it a try.

The other solution would be to have one log in designated as the blog user and have anyone creating a blog post use that log in and they can put their own name at the bottom of their post to distinguish users if that is important.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 39201754
To Nan,

See attached. There are two problems.

I don't need the word "Blog" as the page title; it should be "What's New".

I want a different user name (NOT admin) for the blog. I created that generic user name; do I have to delete this page (blog) & create a new one logged in as the "blog" User?

How can I fix these?

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bad-blog.jpg
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by:nanharbison
ID: 39201820
You can change page titles with the module:
http://drupal.org/project/page_title

No, you can go into the menu and change the link to the new username.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 39201878
Changing the link DOES NOT work.

See attached.

AMCExpert is the username I want.

I have to use the crazy url because the current live sire (old) is still used until we get this done. This is GoDaddy's way of dealing with this.
menu-issue.jpg
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by:nanharbison
ID: 39204176
Jusr put AMExpert, not the whole URL, if you do that you have to use the whole URL, starting with http
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 39204737
Anyone have thoughts on this?

Thanks
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by:nanharbison
ID: 39204891
Did you fix the way you structured the URL?
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 39204993
Nan,

I don't know what you mean.
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by:nanharbison
ID: 39205262
In the patch (which is where you were getting the error message, put ONLY:
AMCExpert,
NOT the rest of what you put there.
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by:Richard Korts
ID: 39205525
Nan,

It fails, see attached.

I also attached how I set up AMCExpert as a "person"; maybe that is the issue.
AMCExpert.jpg
AMCExpert-people.jpg
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Author Comment

by:Richard Korts
ID: 39206197
To all.

What we want is something like this. http://www.kascomarine.com/blog/

Can this be done in Drupal? (This one was done in Wordpress).

We need a blog for the whole site, not for individuals.

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