Site Blog Dashlet for Alfresco Share

This add-on provides a dashlet to display the last ten blog posts and submit new posts from the site dashboard.

Site Blog Dashlet

The Create Post action provided by the dashlet allows quick and easy creation of new blog posts without leaving the dashboard.

Create Post Dialogue


The dashlet is packaged as a JAR file OR an AMP file for easy installation into Alfresco Share.

To install the JAR, simply drop the site-blog-dashlet-<version>.jar file into the tomcat/shared/lib folder within your Alfresco installation, and restart the application server. You might need to create this folder if it does not already exist.

To install using the AMP, use the apply_amps script that should be provided with Alfresco.

Building from Source

This project uses Maven. To build, run mvn package which will produce an AMP in the target directory.

If you prefer to deploy to deploy the JAR file rather than an AMP, you can find this in the target/amp/lib directory.


You can use Maven to run up an instance of Share with the add-on applied using the amp-to-war profile

mvn clean install -Pamp-to-war

Share will run on port 8081 so just point your browser to http://localhost:8081/share, log in and then follow the Usage instructions below.

You must already have an Alfresco repository running locally for Share to connect to, otherwise you will not be able to log in.


  1. Log in to Alfresco Share and navigate to a site dashboard.
  2. Click the Customize Dashboard button to edit the contents of the dashboard and drag the dashlet into one of the columns from the list of dashlets.

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