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30 July 2005

BlogCFM 1.10 Released

I just released the latest version of my coldfusion bloging software, BlogCFM.  That's what powers this blog.

It's free and open source.  You can find out more at www.blogcfm.org

Posted by rickroot at 9:04 PM | Link | 13 comments
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Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Just wanted to say thank you for developing BlogCFM, and for making it available as an open-source project.

I'm a designer myself. I'm going to be working on implementing your software into my site (www.cdharrison.com) in the coming weeks. I will definitely let you know when I am finished with it.

Based on the CFOpen project Member list, I see that you're the only one working on development of this... If you need some assistance from the design side, I am very experienced with CSS, XHTML 1.1 Strict, and working with CF code.

Again, thanks for building this app. I look forward to using it!
Posted by cdharrison on August 4, 2005 at 12:13 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
BlogCFM has been extremely helpful to me. I have incorporated it into www.kuatfm.org, an NPR affiliate in Tucson Arizona. It's been running fine for about two months now.
Today when I tried to go to www.blogcfm.org because of an issue I was having, the URL did not work. You should check it out.
The reason I was trying to get to the site is because I've just noticed that the "edit" function isn't working. A while ago I commented out some code so users cannot comment in the blog. And to tell the truth, I'm not sure exactly when this problem reared its ugly head but whenever the blogger tries to edit a posting, it takes him there and he makes the changes but when he tries to save the changes he gets the following CF error:

Error Executing Database Query.
[Macromedia][SequeLink JDBC Driver][ODBC Socket][Microsoft][ODBC Microsoft Access Driver]Invalid precision value

The error occurred in E:\....\blogcfm\cfcs\blogcfm.cfc: line 863
Called from E:\....\blogcfm\entry_edit.cfm: line 21
Called from E:\....\blogcfm\cfcs\blogcfm.cfc: line 863
Called from E:\....\blogcfm\entry_edit.cfm: line 21

861 : WHERE
862 : BLOG_ID=
863 : AND ENTRY_ID=
864 :
865 :

SQL UPDATE BLOG_ENTRIES SET GALLERY_ID= (param 1) , TITLE= (param 2) , SUBTITLE= (param 3) , ABSTRACT= (param 4) , CONTENT= (param 5) , FLAG_ALLOW_COMMENTS= (param 6) , BLOG_ID= (param 7) WHERE BLOG_ID= (param 8) AND ENTRY_ID= (param 9)
DATASOURCE blogcfm
VENDORERRORCODE 98
SQLSTATE HY104
Please try the following:

Any ideas what might be going on here? Thanks for all the good work.
Posted by acalenti on August 31, 2005 at 4:20 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
It didn't write out the cfm code, let me try to post again

WHERE
862 : BLOG_ID=
863 : AND ENTRY_ID=
864 :
865 :
Posted by acalenti on August 31, 2005 at 4:23 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Last time. If this doesn't work, maybe I can email you the error info?

BLOG_ID=
863 : AND ENTRY_ID=
Posted by acalenti on August 31, 2005 at 4:25 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
You're using an outdated version... BlogCFM 1.10 fixed numerous bugs from 1.01 and of course 1.11 is the most current. Your particular issue is probably caused by the use of CF_SQL_VARCHAR for memo fields (ABSTRACT and CONTENT) in the update statement around line 850-860. IT should be CF_SQL_LONGVARCHAR for both of those.

But I definately recommend updating your blog to the latest version...

Rick
Posted by rickroot on September 1, 2005 at 2:07 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Thank you Rick, That was very helpful and fixed the immediate problem at hand. I agree that I should upgrade. I have a few questions though.
I have modified some sections of your code. For instance, in entry.cfm I have commented out code so that readers cannot comment on posts. Also of course the application.cfm files has been modified, as has the pods/links.cfm page. If I do the upgrade, will I need to re-edit those files, or are they maintained? Again, thank you for your support. It is a wonderful tool. I encourage you to go to http://www.kuatfm.org and click on the James Reel blog to see how we're using it.
Posted by acalenti on September 1, 2005 at 3:40 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
the ability to disable commenting entirely is now an administrative control feature. You can turn it on and off for the entire site, or for individual topics.

That being said, any code changes you make will be wiped out so you'd have do them over again to the new code.
Posted by rickroot on September 1, 2005 at 4:01 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
There is a problem on my blog and get this message:
http://www.the-artists.org/artistsblog/
"Element DBTYPE is undefined in THIS."
Posted by Matthijs Leijenaar on February 21, 2006 at 4:07 AM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
I see that from time to time in my own blog but I solved it by setting the reloadCFC variable in the application.cfm to "No"

Make sure the dbtype is being defined by the init() method in the cfc.
Posted by rickroot on February 21, 2006 at 9:21 AM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Thanks for your reply. "no" was already given in application. My technical help writes that there is being cached on the server
Posted by Matthijs Leijenaar on February 21, 2006 at 10:04 AM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Hi, just want you to know, we did install the older version and the problem is solved. Thanks, Matthijs
Posted by Matthijs Leijenaar on February 22, 2006 at 12:47 AM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Having trouble getting email to work. I'm on a shared host so I dont have access to cf administrator.
When I post a new comment I get:

No SMTP server specified for CFMAIL.
In order to send SMTP mail messages, ColdFusion requires that a default SMTP server be specified. You can set the default SMTP server using the Mail page of the ColdFusion Administrator. Alternatively, you can make sure that all CFMAIL tags have a SERVER= attribute provided.
Where are the CFMAIL Tags or what variable is used in application so I can set this up manually
Thanks
Posted by jamesdav on November 24, 2006 at 2:16 PM

Re: BlogCFM 1.10 Released
Well, typically even on a shared host, they have an smtp server specified.

However, since they don't you'll have to modify all instances of and add the server attribute with a valid SMTP server that you're allowed to use.
Posted by rickroot on November 25, 2006 at 1:35 PM

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