The XPages based blogging platform. This blog template is intended to be totally customizable, you can customize almost everything. It includes many features:

  • Use a Dojo Border Layout or an Application Layout
  • Sencha Touch UI for Mobile Devices
  • Web Based Blog management site
  • Edit and manage style sheets from Blog Management site
  • RSS Import from your previous blog
  • Google +1, facebook, twitter, digg this buttons for all posts
  • Spam Prevention provided by Akismet
  • Tags instead of Categories
  • Google Analytics and Google Adwords built in
  • Downloads are part of Posts and Pages
  • Automatic Comment locking after x# days
  • Multiple Language support
  • Many sidebars to choose from
  • Built in Code Syntax Highlighting using SyntaxHighlighter 3.0
  • Email Notification of blog owner and blog commentors (if they so choose)
  • Blogs imported via RSS Importer from BlogSphere and DomBlog, existing permalinks will redirect to proper Xblog post. This makes your incoming links still functional.
  • Admin Dashboard
  • Admin Search


This application must run on a Domino 8.5.3 server with the extension library installed. All other dependencies are included in the NSF. You can find a Documentation Wiki on


Currently this project is in the beta phase, there are a few known issues that are beyond the scope of XBlog and are issues with other blogging platforms or IBM's implementation of certain components:

  • Adding a script block in the Rich Text editor works, however the script block is not available in the editor upon the next edit.
  • RSS Import - In blogsphere you must fix a couple of bugs before you can import from a blogsphere template
  • RSS Import - The email address of a commentor is not included in RSS Feeds from pre-existing systems and thus not imported
  • The viewScope bean is expiring after about 30 minutes, at which point you loose anything you haven't saved
  • Image upload in rich text editor broken when using a backing bean



If you would like to contribute to the development of XBlog please just let me know. I'll appreciate any help I can get. Please see the Help Wanted section for current needs