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Making threaded WP comments readable in FB (6 posts)

  1. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is an issue I have raised before, a requested feature you said you weren't going to implement, with good reason, but I am afraid I wasn't clear at all when making my initial request. Please allow me to rephrase:

    FB comments are single-threaded, meaning if you want to answer to someone, you need to tag them, and it's quite clear, like:

    Commenter 1: Some remark
    Commenter 2: Another remark
    Commenter 3: @Commenter 1: A reply

    However, WP allows (at least if the theme supports it) for threaded comments:

    Commenter 1: Some remark
    Commenter 3: A reply (timestamped later that commenter 2)
    Commenter 2: Another remark

    Notice that Commenter 3 does not cite the name of the guy he's responding to: he doesn't need to do it as it's obvious as per the WP layout.

    So my request would be, so that WP replies may appear more clearly in the FB comments instead of being lost and confusing as to who answers to whom, to have the plugin add in the comment text something like "IN REPLY TO: name", if applies, when WP comments are being exported to FB. In the above example, that would translated on FB:

    Commenter 1: Some remark
    Commenter 2: Another remark
    Commenter 3: REPLYING TO Commenter 1: A reply

    Is that clearer and does that make more sense? That way we wouldn't be losing track.

    Thanks!

  2. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hum, my layout didn't show. I meant

    "However, WP allows (at least if the theme supports it) for threaded comments:

    Commenter 1: Some remark
    ---- Commenter 3: A reply (timestamped later that commenter 2)
    Commenter 2: Another remark"

    If exported "as is" to FB, the comment by Commenter 3 seems weird and out of place if there is no mention of who he's responding to.

  3. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I will add some more filters to the plugin in the next release and help you with the filter implementations so that it will display as you want.

  4. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Amazing, thanks!

  5. Marcel Bokhorst
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It made it really simple for you:

    1. Upgrade to version 1.92
    2. Remove // from line of 208 of add-link-to-facebook.php
    3. Check if you like what you see ;-)

    You should move line 189-209 to functions.php (if your theme is not using it), so that it keeps working when updating to the next version. An alternate solution is to write a mini plugin for this, see here for documentation.

  6. KillerWhale
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Wow man! That's efficient support. I am installing that as we speak and will be testing it in the next few days. Thank you so much again!

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