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New Plugin: AJAX Shoutbox (WordSpew) (43 posts)

  1. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Hey guys, I've just completed (?) my first plugin: an AJAX shoutbox, which enables users to chat without refreshing the page. I've got a working example at http://blog.jalenack.com

    Now, I'm looking for alpha (beta?) testers to help me debug and give suggestions. I've already tested it on my blog and a fresh kubrick install.

    Download the .zip here:
    http://blog.jalenack.com/wordspew.zip

    I've included a readme.txt with complete installation instructions. When I move this out of beta, I'll probably be posting an entry on my blog about it, but for now I'd just like to show it to people adventurous enough for beta plugins. I eventually hope to submit this to the WordPress Plugins competition, so I'm eager to hear any suggestions/improvements you have, both code and concept.

    Thanks! -Andrew

    [ edit ] Posted a blog entry for this shoutbox plugin [/ edit ]

  2. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Very nice indeed. I'll have a play around with it on my sandbox...

  3. kickass
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Andrew, this works well! I have no reason to install since my blog is so new it'll get no use yet, but this plug a very fun addition to the list of WP add-ons. I think you just raised the bar for anyone thinking of building plugs for a future competition!

  4. ifelse
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    There's a typo in your readme file:
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/wp-content/plugins/live-shoutbox/scripts.js"></script>
    should be
    <script type="text/javascript" src="/wp-content/plugins/wordspew/fatAjax.js"></script>

  5. fuzzy_logic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Very very impressed with it. Good job Andrew and thanks for sharing!

  6. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Well, I'm glad to see everyone likes it so much...

    I've made a couple of fixes which are part of the download now...

    So, has anyone actually gotten it up and running? Or are you just admiring its beauty :-p ?

  7. shadow
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I have it running @ http://shadows.os42.com just to see how it works.

    All seems ok so far Jaleneck :)

  8. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

  9. fuzzy_logic
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So is this the final release?

  10. shadow
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Just FYI
    I turned mine off as I received a notification from my host saying this and another file were the cause of placing a heavy load on the server.

  11. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    oh, thats understandable...

    this script checks every 4 seconds by default,

    you can change this by finding this line in fatAjax.php:

    setTimeout('receiveChatText();',4000); //executes the next data query in 4 seconds

    Change 4000 to a greater length and it will place less stress on the server.

    I think future versions will have an admin screen to set this and many other things..

  12. myisha
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I got mine working.One question how do i style it?

  13. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    well in the latest version there is a css.php file in the plugin...that is where you can style it. It's better that way so that if you deactivate the plugin you won't be loading the css for it too.

    I think there are a few problems with css specificity in the current version vs. some templates...

  14. Gurney
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Awesome.

    In the (future) admin panel, will it be possible to moderate the messages ?

    Anyway, thank you for this work.

  15. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Yea, it's in the plans...for now I've run into some problems with the AJAX stuff...there'll be a new version soon, similar to the one actually in my blog as opposed to the one available for download. Also, it is fully fixed for safari

  16. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    New version 0.5 released...many fixes and a new feature!

    The Ajax Shoutbox

  17. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Sigh, another day, another update. 0.52 fixes problems with 0.5: one incredibly critical one where www subdomains would render it non-functional...

  18. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I think I've got a stable version here (0.6). It's installed without a hitch for most people. And it's now got an admin panel. Also, doesn't clash with Dunstan's Time Since anymore..

  19. chelle-mom
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I totally LOVE this plugin....and Jalenack is uber supportive!!!

  20. BugZ
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Don't be cruel for my english :) . I have a problem. The date don't renewed when new post add to WordSpew

  21. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    It appears you are using an older version, maybe 0.5? Try upgrading to the latest version 0.61

    http://blog.jalenack.com/index.php?static=ajax

    That was a bug in older versions that is now fixed

  22. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    New version...0.63 a few minor changes...

    Accepting feature requests... :-D

  23. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Update:

    New version 0.70! Now runs smileys and links, and some discreet fixes too. Have fun!

  24. kioshi
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It's at v.1.15 now, very sweet ;)

  25. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Glad you like it :)

  26. wheelsofterror
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I have latest wordspew 1.16. Where should I paste the snippet on the sidebar? I tried different spots but no shoutbox appears on the blog.

  27. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey. Anywhere in the sidebar.php file works, as long as it't not within any conditionals like <?php if (is_home()) { ?> etc.. Try adding the snippet on the very first line of the sidebar and seeing if it shows up. You've got the plugin installed and activated right?

  28. garvinmusic
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    so, i am getting a lot of spam on mine. like, every other day, i get about 5-6 posts such as: "dtrwdtxfc@wrestlingmidwest.com" posting "dtrwdtxfc@wrestlingmidwest.com." and then the same thing, where they post another email address from wrestlingmidwest.com (which is where the site is hosted) doing the same thing. after managing it, deleting the spam, a few days later, they reaapear. i can't keep doing that. you have anything to block that? and i am running 1.12. Will updating fix the spam issue?

  29. jalenack
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Hey,

    Have a look at http://blog.jalenack.com/archives/ajax-shoutbox-plugin-wordspew-auredict/#comment-1505 .

    Upgrading won't affect the spam issue, but it is nice in other ways.

  30. mxv
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I'm getting that weird spam thing happening on my site too. Aside from that, I LOVE the plugin.

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