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About BuddyDrive 1.1 upgrade (25 posts)

  1. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    I've just published the 1.1 upgrade to the plugin. It introduces these features :

    • Slugs and names are now fully customizable to help you make BuddyDrive your very own file sharing system *
    • Administrator now have a finer control of user's BuddyDrive quota : it can be different by WordPress roles and by users
    • From the WordPress administration, Administrator can be informed about each user's BuddyDrive usage thanks to a new column in the users list
    • The Administrator can auto-enable BuddyDrive for groups once their creation steps are completed
    • Finally it fixes a bug with the hidden groups, It's now possible to share files in this kind of groups

    * You can change the name of the plugin's main nav by editing the title of its WordPress directory page.

    !important Although I do not recommend to edit the plugin's slug (from the permalink field of the plugin's WordPress page), I know some adventurers will do ;) Be aware that customizing the slug of the plugin will result in :

    • the wpembed code used in activities, messages, etc will be broken leaving the place to obsolete links to the files or folders that were shared before the change of slug.
    • links sent by email or other external ways to the blog, will be obsoletes

    Concerning links, a function will check the original plugin slug to possibly redirect to the custom slug and avoid a 404. Be careful though because this only works once! If you change the slug 2 times, activities, messages, etc.. shared with the slug of the first change can not be recovered.
    Regarding wpembed codes scattered activities or messages, it is possible to repair by performing SQL queries as shown below.

    /* For activities (replace wp_ by your prefix) */
    UPDATE wp_bp_activity SET content = REPLACE( content, 'http://site.url/buddydrive/', 'http://site.url/new-slug/' );
    
    /* For messages (replace wp_ by your prefix) */
    UPDATE wp_bp_messages_messages SET message = REPLACE( message, 'http://site.url/buddydrive/', 'http://site.url/new-slug/' );

    You can use the built in WordPress plugin updater if you were already using BuddyDrive. If you're new to it you can use the built in WordPress plugin installer to install the plugin or directly download it from the plugin's repo page.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddydrive/

  2. akukskuks
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    THANK YOU @imath! I love the new updates, and just in time for our site launch!!

    One small detail: although I changed the the plugin's slug (permalink field on the page...yes, I'm an adventurer), I still see "BuddyDrive Files"/"Shared by Friends" when I am in my own profile's BuddyDrive.

  3. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 9 months ago #

    You're welcome @akukskuks ;)

    These subnavs can be personnalized in the BuddyDrive settings page actually.

  4. akukskuks
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    AHA! Merci beaucoup!!! :)

  5. investacube
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi where do you need to insert this code?

  6. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi @investacube,

    Actually, it's 2 sql requests you need to run in a MySQL tool such as PHPMyAdmin.

    As you're asking this, i strongly advise you not to change the slug of the BuddyDrive WordPress page called "BuddyDrive" by default.

  7. investacube
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    :) probably very wise words.

  8. Bornnel
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello imath Love your plugin. pls i have a theme call buddy for buddypress
    but BD 1.1 is not working well with it.. i would love to show you the image. I dont know how to fix it..I well send the theme full file so u can try some things...
    Thanks

  9. Bornnel
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hello imath Love your plugin. pls i have a theme call buddy for buddypress
    but BD 1.1 is not working well with it.. i would love to show you the image. I dont know how to fix it..I well send the theme full file so u can try some things...
    Thanks

  10. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Hi,

    You can add a link to the screen capture if you want, i'll check it.

  11. Bornnel
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Thanks I will be send the theme file, image error link to view and download

  12. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 8 months ago #

    Don't send the theme please. Is it a free theme or a premium one.

    If a premium, i prefer the theme author gives his "ok".

    The screen caps are not veru usefull, once you click on the button to add a file what's happening, do you have a '#' at the end of the url or does the page reload ?

  13. Bornnel
    Member
    Posted 8 months ago #

    Okay sorrt for that..
    When ever i click on the BuddyDrive tab on a profile page it just show the profile name. I get a double menu on the profile page.

    this screen caps will help.

    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6d6abEEbrdTblJtaE9Rck9GY1U/edit?usp=sharing

  14. kiwially
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi,

    I'm a first time, Buddydrive user, I've searched your support forum and viewed the video tutorial, but I'm still stuck on a couple of things and would appreciate your help.

    Firstly, I'm the Admin of the buddypress website, and my user role on WP is correctly set, but folder access/management, (as in all of the icons on the buddypress toolbar for other users and groups), are hidden to me. Is there a way that I can view them all so that i can pre set up folders for users and groups, without having to log into each, user account individually?

    Secondly, this might seem like a stupid question, but how do you manage and upload folders/files for a group page? (Or is this again, because the icons in the toolbar are hidden from me, and I need to change a setting?

    I hope I explained that clearly enough.

    Once again, thanks for such a great plugin and I appreciate your support. :-)

  15. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi @kiwially

    The management of users files or folders is done in backend. But you can only delete files or folders and change the privacy settings for moderation considerations. Adding files to a user's BuddyDrive is only available for the user.

    An evolution of the plugin will surely be to create shared folders where invited users can upload files in this folder.

    But i think i won't go in the direction you describe as i doubt anyone would be happy that an admin could add files to my BuddyDrive without me knowing it..

    There's no stupid question. BuddyDrive is attached to user. A group is a privacy setting. A way to share files with the other members. So you can only view the list of files/folders of a group. The upload is only available in user's area.

  16. Bornnel
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hello imaths
    Pls has there been any solution to the error.
    https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B6d6abEEbrdTblJtaE9Rck9GY1U/edit?usp=sharing

  17. kiwially
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Thanks for getting back to me so quickly imath, yep, I can see the reasoning behind nobody else having access or control over the files and folders of other users, in my scenario, I'm setting up a collaborative elearning environment for children, and the teacher of the classroom wanted administration control over all files and folders once the site is finished, so perhaps a different file management might be more suitable, which is a bit of a shame, because in all other ways, your plugin is really great. Not to worry though, I'll be sure to use it in other projects. :-)

  18. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hello @bornnel

    I've seen the screencap : i need some time to understand what can go wrong with this premium theme.

  19. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    @kiwially

    1/ I think BuddyPress Docs is a great plugin and might suit best your need.

    2/ I also think that a different approach with BuddyDrive can be studied.
    If a "classroom" is a group and students members of this group. Then the group admin/mod from his personnal BuddyDrive can share a folder/files in this group and these will be available to the students, once they are in the group's BuddyDrive viewer.

    For next release, i plan to work on a feature that allow people to share a folder and let invited members of this folder to also add files...

    Thanks for your interest in BuddyDrive, and i hope you'll find the best system for your project.

  20. kiwially
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Buddypress Docs is good, but I still need an uploading facility for media including audio and video, and your plugin met all needs, no worries though, I'll try docs with a couple of other group file managers and see how things go, thanks for your help. :-)

  21. Bornnel
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    @imaths what do u think about the idea with api from google drive.

  22. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    hi @bornnel

    i've already replied to this idea a while ago :
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/dropbox-integration?replies=3

  23. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 7 months ago #

    @bornnel,

    For your premium theme (buddy), i think you should simply add these lines to the functions.php file of the theme. It's a very basic step when people are building BuddyPress standalone themes, but we never know, maybe the theme's author forgot this step..

    function maybefix_buddy_for_buddydrive() {
    	add_theme_support('buddypress');
    }
    
    add_action( 'after_setup_theme', 'maybefix_buddy_for_buddydrive' );
  24. MathiasKrostewitz
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi,
    i just dowenloaded your plugin and have a problem with the visibility of the files i uploaded. I can see them in the backend and activity stream as well downloading them,. but i can't see them in my front end file explorer.

    Instead i see other pictures from the user uploaded in the media libary but shown as a folder! Any idea why?

    Regards
    Mat

  25. imath
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 6 months ago #

    Mathias,

    Let's discuss of it in the other topic you've posted :
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/buddydrive-file-listing-mixed-up?replies=2#post-4723438

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