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Brian's Threaded Comments, anyone? (19 posts)

  1. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hi again.
    I still can't find no reason why this plugin does not appear in the WPPM.
    Installation and configuration of WP is as required, resp. in the 'out-of-the-box'-state, and the installation-guide for the plugin was precilely followed as written in the readme.

    Still, the plugin refuses to appear in the WP Plugin-Management, and I don't see why or even how to find out why it would not appear.

    Brian, are you listening?
    Anyone outthere with a hint or pointer? Thanks.
    d.

  2. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    That plugin needs core files to be altered - and I'm fairly sure WPPM is in stasis right now.

  3. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    If you mean the replacement of "comments.php", the thank you but I know this from the install.txt:

    > 1) Before beginning, make backup copies of <top>/wp-content/themes/<yourtheme>/comments.php
    > 2) Copy briansthreadedcomments.php to <top>/wp-content/plugins/
    > 3) Copy comments.php to <top>/wp-content/theme/<yourtheme>/
    > 4) Activate brians threaded comments from the plugin page

    All of these steps have been done many times and thoroughfully before I began complaining / asking for help.

    Is therer anything else that needed to be done?

  4. Mark (podz)
    Support Maven
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why is it important that this plugin appears in WPPM ?

  5. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Uhm, to actually activate it, and thus, to be able to use it...
    I wouldn't mind if it "would just be there" (if it would'nt appear in WPPM, but display threaded comments).

    But as of now, it's the contrary, the files are in their directories, but without any impact to the output...

  6. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The WPPM isn't the definitive plugin authority, the "Plugins" section of the WP administration interface is. If it shows up there, activate it.

  7. BrianMeidell
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    With real danger of flaunting my quite considerable ignorance, what is WPPM?
    I only know the plugin page in the administration interface.
    Does WP1.5 have a different plugin administration mechanism that I should know of?

  8. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    The WordPress Plugin Manager, DrDave's invention.

  9. BrianMeidell
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ah, I think I used that to install spamkarma back in the day.

    Is adding BTC to WPPM something I am supposed to be doing, or is it something DrDave should be doing?

  10. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It's not really a matter of "supposed to", it's a matter of choice. If you'd like your plugin to be installable/listable by the WPPM, you can choose to add it to it. It is something you do yourself as a plugin author.

    That said, your threaded comments plugin isn't really a good candidate, at least for the One-Click install. The WPPM has no capacity to diddle with core files or even templates.

  11. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    GOSH!
    I obviously fell into the trap of Lazyness.

    I haven't even heard of DrDaves Plugin Manager. I was actually talking about nothing else than WP's 2Plugin Page in the Administration Interface", in which "BTC" (BriansThreadedComments) still does not appear ...

    Sorry for the confusion.

  12. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Did you upload the plugin file to the correct location (wp-content/plugins)? When you uploaded it, did you upload it in ASCII mode via your FTP program?

  13. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I run WordPress locally for the moment. Which means, I downloaded the zip-file from brian's site, unzipped and copied the 2 files to their appropriate locations (comments.php into /contents/themes/mytheme/ and Briansthreadedcomments.php into /contents/plugins/).

    (I already tried to put comments.php into the wp/ parent-directory, but this of course didn't do anything.)

  14. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    My experience with more-complicated plugins is that they don't work particularly well on a local install.

  15. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There is no contents folder, by the way, just wp-content.

  16. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Ok, but I guess you understand?

  17. ColdForged
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I do, I'm just saying if you placed them in folders called contents you're not going to have a whole lot of success.

    That said, what does appear in your Plugins admin interface? Which plugins do show up?

  18. BrianMeidell
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It works fine on my local install, since that's where it was developed.

    The plugin doesn't diddle with core files, it just replaces a theme file. Is that the same? I thought theme files were less problematic to mess around with.

    If any of you can present me with a "friendly" way to get wordpress to read a different file than comments.php for the comments functions, I'll be happy to implement it.

    Have you checked the permissions on the plugin file?

  19. davitz
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hello ColdForged and Brian

    Thanks very much for your assistance and patience!

    ColdForged, Pretty much every plugin I copy into the "plugins" Folder are displayed in the Plugins Admin interface. It is now populated with the default distribution, (plus BriansThreadedComments, Hurrah! )

    Brian, it seems as if the file's permissions were the culprit. I changed it to be RWRWRW and it now does show up. One problem gone, it seems.

    I then madde a duplicate of the default theme (changed it's name so it got recognizable) and pasted 'comment.php' into that folder.

    Once active, the whole footer -- after the "This entry was posted on ..." part -- was gone. Here too, it was a mere permissions-issue (it was RWRW--), as soon as I changed it to be RWRWR-, all is fine.

    I now experience the warm feeling of what it is to be a happy camper...

    Again, thanks very much for helping me out on this issue!

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