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From Henning Brune <>
Subject Re: default first post for blogs?
Date Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:30:01 GMT
Another idea might be to do this with the blog theme. If you already
provide a custom theme for your users it should be possible to
incorporate the 'how to use this blog' instructions in the templates
and display them as long as there are no blog entries.


On Wed, Feb 25, 2009 at 4:55 PM, Dick Davies
<> wrote:
> I don't think Roller can do this, but does it sound like an RFE that's
> worth having?
> Here's the request I got:
>           We were thinking about promoting blogs more to novice blog readers.
>          We wondered whether we could pre-populate a newly created
> blog with a first entry with some standard "how to use this blog"
> content?
> I think we're talking along the lines of the 'this is your first post'
> article that Wordpress generates for new blogs. Does that sound
> like a not too dumb idea?
> I can see it working like
> 1. admin users creates a special draft post
> 2. tick a box and make that the default 'new post'
> 3. future blogs that are created get that post copied in as their first article
> One obvious gotcha is that you'd need to figure out how to avoid your
> Planet filling up with 'welcome to Roller type posts'.
> Any opinions one way or the other?

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