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  1. SeanIM
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Oh, I did have one question for you VaamYob, did you take into consideration the possibility of someone using the same post title more than once, so that it checks and will number accordingly?

    ie; some-popular-topic1.html some-popular-topic2.html, etc etc...

  2. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    nope, it gets overwritten. I guess if I stored the post/page ID with the title, I could differentiate between the posts.

  3. SeanIM
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yup, the post ID trick would solve that problem for sure. :)

    Let me know when that's worked out so I can test it for that functionality as well. :thumbsup

  4. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    it's done. the latest download has that functionality.

    lellie,
    Currently in the manage->posts screen, drafts are displayed across the top, private/published are displayed in the table.
    I've got it to where all the "private" posts have a "publish" button that can be clicked to publish the post, without leaving the manage->posts screen. Does that sound good ?
    Or were you expecting a completely separate screen for publishing drafts ?

  5. lellie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's not really private posts that are an issue.. although that could work.. I could get the writers to save posts as private then change them to publish, but I'd rather not have to tell people to change the way they update..

    The way our site works is everyone writes all their stories and saves them as drafts.. I then check they've editted them right and publish them.. but it would be great if I could view a list of all the drafts and then select through tick boxes all which are ready to publish then click a publish button..

    Have you seen the draft control plugin - I asked the original writer of that a while ago if he'd add that functionality but I don't know if he has the time or anything.. but a rewrite of that would be fantastic.. As that already does the listing of the drafts and stuff so adding teh checkboxes shouldn't be too hard for a plugin whizz like you! :)

  6. Truth
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Would anyone find a page draft plugin useful? I was looking for one a while ago. The same thing that the posts have, to be able to classify a page as a draft and not showing up.

  7. SeanIM
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi VaamYob, I tried to extract and install that plugin, but each time I d/l the .zip file and try to open it I'm told the file is corrupt and can't get the files out...

    Can you reupload that? Thanks in advance.

    - SeanIM

  8. Direkt
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, since I'm more of a Hack and Slash type person, I'd like to see someone create a plugin that allows for local AND online usage of WordPress, i.e., you can submit posts from localhost, and have all of the WordPress functionality, while having an outside URI do the same.

    For the theory of how to do it, I've though about using MySQL to store the outside URI, and then when the site shows any link, it will check the ip to see who is viewing it, since local types will always be 127.0.0.1, this part should be easy. However, this may prove most difficult to do in an plugin.

  9. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    SeanIM,

    I just re-created (and verified) the zip file, please try now.
    http://www.xyooj.com/blog/wp-content/shared/static.zip

  10. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    lellie,

    Let me work on it a little more.

  11. lellie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    you're welcome.. I'm thrilled that you're even thinking about doing it.. I never expected someone to actually go and try something..

    I wish I had the skills to do my own plugins..

    I have a list as long as my arm of ideas to make wordpress amazing or things that could be plugged in to make updating our site easier and add more features..

    I just don't have the time/don't know where to start.. I've read the stuff in the codex and I'm still none the wiser.. I know bits of php and stuff but I just get lost with plugins :S I can read other plugins and work out why/how they work but writing my own is a different story.

  12. Cregy
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi

    I am not sure how valuable this plugin would be to others but I have been thinking that maybe this would be useful.

    I am looking at building a behind the scenes management tool. It would be for folks to manage customers, suppliers even accounts and maybe stock direct from their website. The idea for the plugin has arrived because we have just developed an online shop plugin for WP. I thought wouldn't it be cool if this plugin also managed stock. Then from there it was simple to see it as managing customers and suppliers. Ok - so the shop plugin needs some work still! Our lead developer has been ill for the last couple of days and I want him to continue focusing on the shop plugin and the calls for help! In the meantime I found this post and wondered whether it was something you would help with or would be useful.

    The sort of scheme I could see happening:
    1. Clients: name, address, tel nos, email, web address, contact dates
    2. Suppliers: name, address, tel nos, email, web address, details of supply
    3. Finances: debit, credit, date of invoice, date paid
    4. Stock, item, ammount, number sold, number remaining
    5. Reports: Clients a-z, suppliers a-z, outstanding debts, stock levels, financial reports month by month, etc...

    What do you think?

    Rich

  13. lellie
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    sounds like something I could use.. the shop plugin is a great idea but it has to have product stock levels for each product or it's practically useless.. you must be able to set 20 items in stock and once one has sold that should go down to 19..

  14. Jack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Ever since I left Movable Type for WordPress (some two years ago) I still miss two simple things:

    1. The image uploading => thumbnail creation => popup link to uploaded full-sized image.
    2. Not a number of posts on the startpage, but all the posts in the current month OR the month that actually has posts, in the case of a month or months that are empty. This is more logical when a pulldown menu is present which lists months.

  15. SeanIM
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks VaamYob,

    That zip worked perfectly. I'll be testing this out later today and will provide any feedback that might be worthwhile, or just another thanks on knocking out a great plugin so fast! :)

    Regards,

    SeanIM

  16. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    SeanIM,

    How did the static plugin work for you ? I want to release it, but can't until someone verifies my rewrite rules.

  17. Nnyan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would like to see a Teamspeak/Ventrilio plugin for WP. Something that shows the status of the server and who is connected etc...

  18. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nnyan,

    I like your idea. Will do some research.

  19. iddapidda
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    i would really love a plugin that would show the last time a registered user logged in.

    f.ex. i have a few registered users that only have rights to read my private posts, but i want to know if they are actually logging in and reading so i can delete them if they are not active. in my dreams this would be shown on the user page, list of names and then the date of their last log-in. :)

  20. GoutWeed
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I would love a plugin that creates a listing of all the postings in a certain category on a page. I want to make an index page of postings. I would be nice if it was possible to exclude certain posts.

    Fx.

    Category A
    posting 1
    posting 3

    Category B
    posting 2

    Category C
    posting 4

  21. SalesFreak
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I've got a couple ideas for plugins.

    1. I have no idea what version of WordPress I'm running, but I think I need to upgrade to the new version. Is there a plugin that makes it easier, such as backing up my data for me, so that I don't have to login to my server and figure it all out?

    2. I would really like to offer Classified Ads at my CoolCarGuy.com site, but I can't find a plugin that would let me do that. What would be really cool, is if the owner of the site could ad a short description about under each ad. You can see what I'm doing with the articles at http://www.salesfreak.com

    3. I do Movie Reviews at SalesFreak.com and it would be cool to have a plugin that allowed for Movie Reviews or Book Reviews that other people could participate in without having to do the format like I've had to do.

    4. How about a plugin that allows for easily leveraging the MySQL aspect of WordPress beyond just the writing feature? For example, if I want to add job postings or matching data based on keywords.

    Anyway, there are a few ideas that I could use. I know I've seen other people would like a Classified Ad plugin. Hope it helps and I look forward to seeing what you come up with.

  22. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Nnyan,

    I'm getting close to having a plugin finished.
    Do you have a teamspeak server available for me to test against ?
    You can use my contact link if you don't want to post the info here.

    http://www.xyooj.com/blog/contact-us/

  23. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Check out the teamspeak status in my sidebar:

    http://www.xyooj.com/blog/index.php

  24. guruk
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    How is it about a cool SHOW/HIDE Post/Pages

    I do several Stuff (redirect etc) and put this in Pages. Prob is. everyone can see. So it would be great to put a Flag on each post/page "HIDE" to hide it from the usersview.

    ;) regards chris

  25. SeanIM
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hi VaamYob,

    I installed the static page generation plugin today and was not able to get it to create static.html files :(

    I ensured the directories involved were in fact created and 777'd. Any ideas?

    Thanks again for your help with this.

    - SeanIM

  26. VaamYob
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    What is the url to your test blog ?

  27. nmallory
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Here are two plugins I'd like to see:

    1. A dropdown box with the Links (bookmark) categories in it that can be placed in the sidebar. When the page loads, nothing is selected, but when something is selected, it loads the links from that category below in the sidebar.

    2. A category avatar/icon plugin that not only allows you to assign images to each category but allows you to put weight on them so that if a post is in multiple categories, only the avatar/icon of the most weighted category will appear in the post.

    I would also like to see Linknotes fixed so that it xmtl validates when you use the_exceprt_reloaded() or the more tag.

  28. verymum
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Wow you are so talented... and fast!

    I'd love some help on this issue - would it be a plugin you could write or edit? http://wordpress.org/support/topic/60477?replies=1

  29. vkaryl
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    And Vaam Yob, if you could read this thread, and see if there's something you could whip up for what we're looking for?

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/60344?replies=9

  30. Nnyan
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Vaam Yob,

    Can this be made to work with Ventrillo too? I'll have to setup a Teamspeak server but I have a Vent server going.

    I've sent you a contact via your webpage but I have a few projects that I'm looking to hire someone for, if you would like to discuss this contact me at nnyan at hotmail dot com

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