Thursday, May 29, 2014

Sharepoint 2010 - Solution to blog URL issue with site using Variations(Multilingual site).

Issue

Read this blog -> Sharepoint 2010 - Strange blog URL issue with site using Variations(Multilingual site). - REALLY WEIRD ISSUE!

Solution

  • Create a Feature Stapler.
  • Set the event scope as Scope="Site" as the feature.
  • Stapler > Element.xml.
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
    <Elements xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/">
        <FeatureSiteTemplateAssociation Id="edf698b1-30db-4d19-b46b-5efbb5dae9a5" TemplateName="Blog" />
    </Elements>
  • Please use the below given code as a solution for the problem.
#region System
using System;
using System.Security.Permissions;
using Microsoft.SharePoint;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Security;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Utilities;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Workflow;
using Microsoft.SharePoint.Administration;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
#endregion

namespace FeatureStapler.VariationBlogSiteEvent
{
    /// <summary>
    /// Web Events
    /// </summary>
    public class VariationBlogSiteEvent : SPWebEventReceiver
    {
        #region Properties

        /// <summary>
        /// The site templates
        /// </summary>
        enum EnmSiteTemplate
        {
            BLOG,    //Blog Site
        }

        /// <summary>
        /// English Language
        /// </summary>
        enum EnmLangugeCode
        {
            English = 1033
        }

        #endregion

        #region Events

        /// <summary>
        /// A site was provisioned.
        /// </summary>
        public override void WebProvisioned(SPWebEventProperties properties)
        {
            base.WebProvisioned(properties);

            try
            {
                SPSecurity.RunWithElevatedPrivileges(delegate
                {
                    //Create a web object
                    SPWeb _web = properties.Web;

                    //Check and apply the settings
                    if (_web.WebTemplate == EnmSiteTemplate.BLOG.ToString() // If the site is a blog site
                        && _web.Language != (int)EnmLangugeCode.English) // Language Selected is not english
                    {
                        // Get the Library with correct folder
                        SPFolderCollection _folderInList = _web.Folders["Lists"].SubFolders;

                        //Find a folder with "post.aspx" & "newpost.aspx"
                        SPFolder _folderBlogNonEnglish = (from _folderX in _folderInList.Cast<SPFolder>()
                                                          let _fName = _folderX.Name
                                                          let _fCount = (from _fileX in _folderX.Files.Cast<SPFile>()
                                                                 where string.Compare( _fileX.Name , "post.aspx" , true ) == 0
                                                                select _fileX).Count()
                                                          where _fCount > 0
                                                          select _folderX).FirstOrDefault();

                        //So if any folder this properties exists
                        if (_folderBlogNonEnglish != null)
                        {
                            //The folder where file is going to come
                            SPFolder _folderBlogInEnglish = _folderBlogNonEnglish.ParentFolder.SubFolders.Add("Posts");
                            _folderBlogInEnglish.SubFolders.Add("Attachments");
                            _folderBlogInEnglish.SubFolders.Add("Post");

                            //Copy the files to new folder
                            foreach (SPFile _file in _folderBlogNonEnglish.Files)
                            {
                                _file.CopyTo(string.Format("{0}/{1}/{2}", _web.Url, _folderBlogInEnglish.Url, _file.Name), true);
                                ////Add a file
                                //_folderBlogInEnglish.Files.Add(_file.Name, File.OpenRead(_file), true);

                                // Commit 
                                _folderBlogInEnglish.Update();
                            }
                        }                       
                    }

                });
            }
            catch (Exception Exc)
            {
                SPDiagnosticsService.Local.WriteTrace(0, new SPDiagnosticsCategory("VariationBlogSiteEvent", TraceSeverity.Unexpected, EventSeverity.Error), TraceSeverity.Unexpected, Exc.Message, Exc.StackTrace);
            }
        }

        #endregion

    }
}



Hope this helps. If you have any questions or a better solution, I am all open for it. Thanks for reading the blog.

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