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[resolved] Custom circles alternate with posts (43 posts)

  1. scm
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Andrew, now that I'm playing around with these changes - the order only works for the first line of post circles and I can't get it to work for the second line. I am only going to have 10 posts total (including the 5 custom circles), so I just need to get the order to work for that second line. Can you point me to where I should make changes to your solution to get this result? Thanks.

  2. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Sorry, which custom circle should be where?
    Your problem is not apparent: http://snag.gy/sI2wL.jpg

  3. scm
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Sorry - I'll try to be more clear.

    The pictures are the custom circles. The circles with texts are the posts. So, the pictures should be circles 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

    On the top line you will see that I have been able to get the circles to order properly. The posts are circles 1, 3 and 5 and the custom circles with pictures are at 2 and 4.

    On the second line, all of the custom circles with pictures are in the last 3 places - 8, 9, 10. Even though their ORDER numbers are 6, 8, 10.

    I have played around with changing the post publish dates and order numbers, but it doesn't make a difference on the second line - the ordering command just isn't working there.

    Let me know if that doesn't make sense and I can try to explain differently. Thanks.

  4. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    It's an issue with the JavaScript I'm using to reorder the circles and am working on a fix.

  5. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    If any developers are watching, I'm really struggling with this one. You can't just simply use "insertAfter" here in this scenario:

    Scenario A
    You have 4 custom circles (CC):

    • Custom Circle 1
    • Custom Circle 2
    • Custom Circle 3
    • Custom Circle 4

    And 4 normal circles (NC):

    • Normal Circle 1
    • Normal Circle 2
    • Normal Circle 3
    • Normal Circle 3

    By default the Custom Circles append the Normal Circles as:
    NC1, NC2, NC3, NC4, CC1, CC2, CC3, CC4

    Using this jQuery you manipulate the DOM so that:
    CC1 is second,
    CC2 is third and,
    CC3 is fourth

    So now you have this order of circles:
    NC1, CC1, CC2, CC3, NC2, NC3, NC4, CC4

    All is well.

    Then you decide to move CC4 first. The order of circles then becomes:
    CC4, NC1, CC1, CC2, CC3, NC2, NC3, NC4

    So, the issue is:
    CC1 is no longer second,
    CC2 is no longer third and,
    CC3 is no longer fourth.

    I think the solution for Scenario A is to re-shuffle the circles to their correct order. They need to reshuffle when a Custom Circle is moved in-front of other custom circles, which disrupts the order of the other circles.

  6. scm
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Andrew, thanks again for helping. I am new to this, and it's clearly beyond my current capabilities. Let me know if there's anything I can try out to assist.

  7. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    A bit of a rubbish workaround, but a possible lead (written in pseudo code for now):

    // $circles = array
    // For each circle {
      // Get the order number out and store it in the $circles array
      // Get the current circle object and store it into the $circles array
    // }
    // Re-order the circles from within the array
    // Remove all the circles from the DOM
    // Add all the circles into the DOM from the $circles array with the correct orders

    So, the difference is you first you re-order the circles all at once.

  8. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

  9. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Just letting you know; We are in a position where we have to wait for someone to help us. I might post on a JavaScript forum later on because it may not be a jQuery issue.

    I'll be trying to figure this out by myself as well, so there's a glimpse that I could have a "Eureka" moment, but don't count on it ;]

  10. Andrew
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 6 months ago #

    If you need this ordering issue resolved urgently then I recommend getting a professional to do it for you:
    - http://jobs.wordpress.net - Ask/ look for a "JavaScript developer" or "jQuery developer"
    - Or http://directory.codepoet.com

  11. scm
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Thanks again for all your help so far Andrew. This is not incredibly time sensitive yet, so I will wait it out for a little bit and work on other aspects of the site.

  12. scm
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I just want to bump this thread and see if anyone has come across this issue yet and solved it.

    To recap - I have custom circles on my home page that I want to alternate with my post circles. I can get the top row to alternate, but the following rows will not.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.


  13. scm
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I actually just came up with an acceptable solution for this - the custom circles properly alternate when I change the amount of circles in a row to 3 rather than 5. This is fine for my site design. Thanks for all your help previously Andrew.


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