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Needs an admin page (12 posts)

3 stars
  1. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It activates.. about it.

    Having to edit template files is pretty annoying.

  2. Trendwerk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Can you explain what doesn't work? Did you add the_block to at leat one of your template files?

  3. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Nope, no changes to template files. The "multiple content blocks" do not show up in the admin.

  4. Trendwerk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know, but this plugin requires adjustment in your template file. This allows it to be flexible and can be used in almost any type of theme.

    There are no settings needed, so there's not a settings page.

    Please read documentation and/or installation before saying it doesn't work and rating it poorly. In any other case, you can ask help by fellow WordPress users in the "Support" section.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/multiple-content-blocks/installation/
    https://github.com/trendwerk/multiple-content-blocks/
    http://wordpress.org/support/plugin/multiple-content-blocks

  5. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    That's fair, but couldn't you have created an admin panel and used the template_redirect or get_header action hook instead?

  6. Trendwerk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Why would I do that? I want people to place any content block on any place they want. With any HTML surrounding it.

    In order to do that you need to edit your theme.

  7. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I dunno, I'm not the developer :P I just think that the current setup is not ideal. So, I give it 3 stars... instead of 1, which I can now see was unfair.

  8. Trendwerk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I don't think so. The setup is quite ideal. You can place additional content anywhere you want, so it will fit any purpose and any design.

    The only thing wrong is that some people expect something to happen immediately when they activate a plugin. However, it only does something if you say it has to.

    In my point of view the solution to that will be a short intro when you activate the plugin. However, it will be annoying for frequent users who know what they want. And I don't see any reason to have documentation in two places. The plugin refers to the documentation on several occasions. Since using the plugin is relatively easy, the documentation is quite short.

    I do like fancy UI's, but I don't see any occasion where it would be useful AND stays flexible. If you have any, please share.

  9. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I respect that, but like I've said, I can't think of anything better. If I were to put in the time, I might be able to come up with something, but I am too busy with other things. At this point, I'm just trying to help you avoid getting more comments like the ones I'm giving.

  10. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Off the top of my head, you could have an admin screen whereby a user could specify what blocks and how many are applied on a post-by-post basis. Some posts may need 2, some 3, or maybe all need 5. Then select how they are used on those posts; either part of the_content (in the Loop), or custom inserted with the_block

  11. Trendwerk
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    I understand, but adding an admin page because it "needs an admin page" and then thinking of functionalities is not the way you I'd like to write a plugin.

    I like to think of a problem, and the best way to solve it. You're thinking of a feature (without a problem) and making up solutions for non-existing problems. No offense, but I don't think this plugin could use an admin page for anything.

    Your description in the last post just makes MCB cause more maintenance and makes it less focused. People won't know if they need to edit the admin page or if they can just add the code.

  12. Steven Vachon
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    You'd know best. I'm just saying that I don't like the way it is, and I may be of a minority. Thanks for responding

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