Get Next Article

Description

The purpose of this plugin is to provide access to new, ordered content using an unchanging link — i.e., it provides the ability to bring a user to the next article in a series each time they click on a link like https://www.my-site.com/?get-next-article-in=set-name. Set-name is the name of a series of articles. (When they have accessed the last article in a set, users are returned to the first article in the set when they click on the link again.) If caching blocks this a string (random, date, etc.) can be added to set-name in the link of the form set-name:string to avert caching.

This plugin can be used, e.g., to bring users to the next lesson in a set of lessons by sending them a reminder email containing the https://www.my-site.com/?get-next-article-in=set-name link each day (or with whatever frequency is appropriate to the subject material. The link never changes. Each time a person clicks on the link in their reminder email, however, they are taken to the lesson which follows the lesson they read last.

This is accomplished by setting a cookie on the user’s computer. The value of the cookie is the slug of the next article in the series. Any limitations on cookies can, therefore, impact the functioning of this plugin.

Copyright 2020 M.D. Green, SaeSolved:: LLC

License

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the
Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY
or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

Screenshots

  • Sample input.

Installation

  1. Extract the get-next-article folder and place in the wp-content/plugins folder.

  2. Enable the plugin.

  3. If this is not a multisite, go to Settings -> Permalinks and save the settings there without making any changes. (This adds a rewrite rule used by this plugin.) DO NOT do this if your site is part of a multisite.

  4. Enter the article names and titles in the “Article Names, Article Titles” field for the “Set Name” on the Get Next Article Settings page separated by a comma with each pair on a separate line.

FAQ

Where can I see working examples of this plugin?

https://everypeople.net/?get-next-article-in=set-1

https://everypeople.net/?get-next-article-in=set-2

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Contributors & Developers

“Get Next Article” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

1.3.1

Changes to accommodate way values in associative array keys are handled in latest PHP version.

1.3

Changes to implement:

  1. Adding headers to block caching.

  2. Providing for adding a string (random, date, etc.) to set-name in the link of the form set-name:string to avert caching.

  3. Cookie always defined, even if blank.

  4. Code cleanup, including preventing pages which are not called with https://www.my-site.com/?get-next-article-in=set-name from using most methods in this plugin.

1.2

Changes to accommodate non-multisite installations. (Previous versions had only been tested in multisite environments.)

1.1

  1. IMPORTANT CHANGE: Adds and updates JavaScript for handling cookies. (The older JavaScript had actually been omitted from the original release, causing the plugin to not work.)

  2. Adds screenshot (which had also gone missing).

1.0

Original release.