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WP Symposium Blog Post

Integrates WP Symposium with your WordPress blog.

Installing the plugin

Use the WordPress feature to install the plugin from the WP Dashboard, Plugins > Add New.

Alternatively, download the ZIP file from wordpress.org, extract its content and upload the folder wp-symposium-blogpost via FTP in your path-to/wp-content/plugins folder.

A WP Symposium Blog Post plugin should then be available through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress, so that you activate the plugin.

Upgrading the plugin

Use the WordPress feature to upgrade the plugin from the WP Dashboard. This process will automatically de-activate and re-activate the plugin.

Alternatively, download the zip file and extract its content locally. Deactivate the previous version to avoid any warning due to changes, and upload the folder wp-symposium-blogpost via FTP in your path-to/wp-content/plugins folder. Re-activate the plugin.

Configuring the plugin for your site

A new menu item will appear in the WP Dashboard, under "WP Symposium" and called "Blog Posts", where you will find options for the plugin.

If you haven't done so already, create a WP page that will hold members' profile information. It must contain one of the available shortcodes for the WPS Profile page, which can also be the shortcode for blog posts. The shortcode you are using for this page will set the default display for this WPS Profile page. It isn't important that you create a page dedicated to blog posts, those will appear as menu items at the profile page anyway.

If you are using WP Symposium Profile page with a horizontal menu, at the dashboard WPS Profile Options page, new menu items will appear at the bottom of the WPS Profile page structures, called "My Blog Posts" on own WP Symposium Profile page, and "Blog Posts" on others' profile. The corresponding menu items "My Blog Posts" and "Blog Post" will be displayed at the WPS Profile page, as per the menu structure. It is advised that you check that the blog post menu items fit in your menu structure, especially with regards to roles and to avoid empty submenus for roles not checked at the WPS Blog Post options page.

If you are using WP Symposium Profile page with a vertical menu, a new menu item on the Profile page will be called "My Blog Posts" on own WP Symposium Profile page, "Blog Posts" on others' profile. You don't need to do anything else here.

Customizations

The file developers.txt, located in the plugin folder, details the available hooks for this plugin, as well as its CSS classes. This also explain how to customize the default display of the plugin, like for instance: display custom post types, add anything to posts rows, display posts by rows of two, three, etc.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.9.1
Last Updated: 2014-4-14
Downloads: 7,707

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