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Feature Idea: BloggerAPI support

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I don't know if this is anywhere on anyones list, but it would be amazing for me.

I have been trying -- not amazingly hard mind you -- to go through and put together some integration tools with another project for jForum. One thing that really struck me, though. If the BloggerAPI (or MWLA) XML-RPC service was integrated into JForum, it would greatly simplify the task.

I was thinking it would be cool if you could add a new servlet capture for the interface location, referencing either the global list of forums as "blogs" (really just this would meet my needs), a category of forums, or an individual post. Then anything you submitted a new entry it would either show up as a new post or a reply respectively.
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You mean, a "blog" service for jforum? I have been discussing it with some guys for a while, and it's quite straightforward to get it done. Also, an API is requested many times a day to me, but it's a thing that needs to be carefully thought. Until now no one told me exacly how they would like to use that API, although I can list a set of obvious functionalities.

Resuming, all of this is planned, but alone I can't develop them in short period of time. So, as usually, any help is very welcome

Rafael
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Not a "blog" per se, but using the BloggerAPI as a remote publishing/query framework.

This would let external services query posts, extract their content, or create new posts. The BloggerAPI just seems advantageous because (a) it is breathtakingly simple and (b) everything already supports it.

Treating forums, or posts as "blogs" in the BloggerAPI sense is a bit of a hack, but it would still give you something that would map cleanly to the "Give me a lists of posts in this forum", "Give me a list of replies to this post", "give me this post's content", "reply to this post" type use-case list.
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Oops. Session must have timed.

Really, my biggest thing in terms of external access is just a good way to check for posts and post automated messages to forums. Barring user management, the BloggerAPI, or any other of the "Bare-Bones CMS" type APIs would give, I would venture, most of the functionality people would need and wouldn't require inventing a new wheel.
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