A Plugin for Online Magazines

  1. bluebird2


    I suggest making a plugin for creating online magazines. WP makes the users to build something like an online magazines but the users cannot create "issues". WP is unable to create daily, weekly or monthly magazines with separate covers. What I have in mind is something that makes the readers be able to browse through the issues of the magazine.

    The plugin can be something similar to this component for iJoomla, but probably something simpler-to-use and easier to manage:

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  2. alexdlaird

    No, it's working now. But given the fact that HTTP and SSH access worked correctly, I doubt it was a DNS issue.

    The configuration on the iPad app was still incorrect. The "Blog ID" was wrong, among other things. Strangely, I don't know hwo this would allow it to post to the OLD blog, but I can understand how an incorrect configuration would prevent it from posting to the new one. At any rate, it's fixed now!

    Posted: 4 years ago #
  3. jasontremblay

    Big Big Menu provides a simple Admin interface for creating and re-ordering the main navigation menu on your blog.

    Big Big Menu provides a simple Admin interface for creating and re-ordering the main navigation menu on your blog. The menu can include any Pages, Categories, Author Pages, and Links that you've added to WordPress.

    This plugin will work with any theme that uses wp_list_pages() to output the main navigation. You can also easily add the generated menu to your own custom theme.

    Note The admin interface for this plugin requires a Javascript-enabled browser.

    1. Download and extract the plugin files.
    2. Move the 'bigbig_menu' folder into your '/wp-content/plugins/' directory.
    3. Activate the plugin through the WordPress Admin 'Plugins' page.
    4. Go to 'Manage' > 'Big Big Menu' in WordPress Admin to arrange your menu.
    5. Visit your blog's homepage... chances are, the new menu is already working.
    6. If not, you may need to add the template tag (see below).

    What's the best place to work in Philly?

    I seem to enjoy working at IndyHall.

    What's the best place to get a burger in Old City Philadelphia?

    There's no place like National Mechanics.

    1. big-big-menu screenshot 1

      Big Big Menu Admin control panel


    1. Go to 'Manage' > 'Big Big Menu' in WordPress Admin to arrange your menu.
    2. You will see the following:
      • Left Column: the orange boxes show the current menu configuration.
      • Middle Column: the tabs contain the available menu items grouped by type
      • Right Column: the plugin settings... you probably don't need to change these
    3. Click the "plus" signs in available menu items to add them to the menu
    4. Drag-and-drop current menu items to change their order
    5. Click on the "minus" signs in current menu items to remove them from the menu

    Adding the Template Tag

    If this plugin doesn't work with your template out-of-the-box, you can still use it by adding a little code to your template files. This requires a bit of knowledge about HTML and PHP, but can be done through the 'Design' > 'Theme Editor' area of WordPress Admin. Here's How:

    1. Open the template file where your main navigation menu is located.
    2. Add the tag <? bigbig_menu() ?> to the template where the menu should appear.
    3. Save the template file.
    Posted: 8 years ago #
  4. bluebird2


    How does taxonomy work?

    What I am suggesting is the ability to add another level of categorisation to WordPress, so one can group posts together into issues (as well as as categorise and tag them as one can normally. The user would need to be able to create new issues easily, and view a listing (an archive in WordPress terms) of all posts in an issue. Issues should also be listed in a sidebar widget.

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  5. Justin Tadlock
    WordPress God

    Taxonomy is the way things are categorized, such as categories and tags.

    I believe with the new system (since 2.3), plugin or theme authors can create new taxonomy objects. So, you should be able to essentially create "issues," just like you have categories and tags.

    From /wp-includes/taxonomy.php, here are the defaults:

    * Default Taxonomy Objects
    * @since 2.3
    * @global array $wp_taxonomies
    $wp_taxonomies = array();
    $wp_taxonomies['category'] = (object) array('name' => 'category', 'object_type' => 'post', 'hierarchical' => true, 'update_count_callback' => '_update_post_term_count');
    $wp_taxonomies['post_tag'] = (object) array('name' => 'post_tag', 'object_type' => 'post', 'hierarchical' => false, 'update_count_callback' => '_update_post_term_count');
    $wp_taxonomies['link_category'] = (object) array('name' => 'link_category', 'object_type' => 'link', 'hierarchical' => false);

    While I know this might not be useful to you, maybe it'll help someone along with creating this plugin.

    Other things to read:

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  6. Jorge Garcia de Bustos

    Adds the HTML script tag and JS code that AWStats requires to enable collection of browser data like screen size and browser capabilities.

    AWStats is a free log file analysis tool for web servers. It consists of a collection of Perl scripts that analyse Apache-style access logs and produce graphical web pages with extended information about the visits.

    Browser Data Collection

    AWStats can collect information about the browser capabilities and screen size, but that requires embedding a <script> HTML tag in all the pages. This calls a JavaScript function contained in the file awstats_misc_tracker.js that will report the extra data to the web server in a specific HTTP GET request. An extended explanation is provided in the AWStats FAQ

    This plugin simplifies the job of adding the required <script> tag and provides the latest stable version of the awstats_misc_tracker.js file, both in extended and "minified" version using the Yahoo YUI Compressor.

    Placing the Script

    To speed-up the page rendering, the <script> tag is best placed at the bottom of the page. This is the preferred option for WordPress themes that have a footer. If the theme doesn't have a footer, the tag is added to the page header. This behaviour can be controlled using the plugin's settings page. This has been borrowed from the Google Analyticator plugin by Ronald Heft Jr.

    No Logging for Administrators

    The plugin also allows administrators to remove themselves and their visits from the AWStats log. There is a field in the settings page where we can enter the user level (a number from 0 to 10) above which the plugin will omit the <script> tag.

    1. Upload the awstats-script directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
    2. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
    3. Configure and enable the plugin in the 'AWStats Script' Options page
    1. awstats-script screenshot 1

      Settings page with default values, right after activation.

    2. awstats-script screenshot 2

      Most typical configuration, adding the <script> tag at the page footer and disabling the AWStats logging for blog admins (level 8 or greater).

    Version 0.3 (01/07/2008)

    • BUGFIX: Added alt attribute for <img> inside <noscript>
    • BUGFIX: Closed the <img> tag properly
    • BUGFIX: Removed a superfluous double quote that broke XHTML validation

    Version 0.2 (29/06/2008)

    • NEW: Screenshots of settings page
    • NEW: Support for i18n

    Version 0.1 (29/06/2008)

    • First release
    Posted: 8 years ago #

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