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Tip of the Day

Description

Tip of The Day is a plugin that display random tips, quotes, polls… for your users, in a widget.

=Features=
* Widgetized
* You can make a poll of your tip. The logged users will be able to answer to it and you’ll see the results in the dashboard. You can set custom answers.
* Uses custom post types and taxonomies, very easy to admin the tips.
* Ability for a logged user to hide a tip definitely. It will no more appear to him. When creating your tip, you can choose if it is hidable or not.
* Ajaxed. You can refresh the tip, close it, answer to a poll or hide it definitely without leaving the page.

Know Bugs

  • Fatal error at the activation (function duplicated ?)
  • Ajax functions not firing when using WP (it works with BP)

Screenshots

  • Example of a tip
  • Ajax links for a tip
  • Poll tip with the answer of the user checked

Installation

WordPress 3 and above

  1. Check you have WordPress 3.0+
  2. Download the plugin
  3. Unzip and upload to plugins folder
  4. Activate the plugin.

FAQ

How can I style my tips ?

Use CSS !
There also are specific classes for your tips :
-a poll tip gets the class “totd-question”,
-each tag given to a tip is used as class like “totd-tag-XXX” where XXX is the tag slug.

How can I change how the tip query is made ?

You can filter the query arguments with the filter “totd_the_tips_query_args” to modify the query arguments (show more than one tip, exclude some tips, …)

How can I display custom content (eg. PHP code) in the tip ?

You can filter the content of the excerpt of a WordPress post using the filters “the_content” and “the_excerpt”.
Here’s an example which uses the plugin BuddyPress Profile Progression to display a tip about how much the logged in user’s profile is filled : http://pastie.org/1289904

Contributors & Developers

“Tip of the Day” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

Changelog

0.1

  • First version