I am trying to decide what to make for my next plugin. Anyone have any good suggestions?
I am trying to decide what to make for my next plugin. Anyone have any good suggestions?
I'd like a plugin like the review system on Amazon. Their review system allows users to write a comment, and to rate up to 5 stars. Each posted comment shows how many stars that reviewer gave, and the page keeps track of the totals. So far all the plugins I found just show the total stars.
kaethy - have you seen this one?
No, never saw it before, thanks for the link. Very nice, but I can't justify that expense at this point, maybe later, if my project takes off.
Hi, well I'm desperate to get something for business listings, along the lines of yellow pages etc. I know there are plenty of php scripts out there, and I probably get more requests by people to list themselves than anything else at the moment.
Good luck, whatever you decide.
I desperately need something that does what is described here:
kaethy: Ah, I didn't notice the price. It was just the first thing that came up when I searched. I'm sure theres something out there for you though.
mikey1: can you give me more info about what you are trying to do?
thirdeyetc: So, a list of posts for each category - sorted by date? or only showing a particular month/year? Are you talking about letting the visitor choose the month/year, then showing all the posts separated by categories? Or simply showing all posts sorted by date, separated by categories?
Well, there are many requests regarding the integrated gallery feature.
Lately, people use WordPress more and more as a CMS and so pages become more important. Does WordPress actually have a pagination for pages - so user can go from one page to another (I know, we could do this manually)?
A perfect breadcrumb navigation - if you have posts in more than one category or you have sub-categories - is currently not possible.
Monthly archive per category.
WordPress has had pagination support for posts and pages for some time now, but you have to have the proper code in your theme to generate the links.
For breadcrumb trails, there are several plugins, such as: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/breadcrumb-navigation-xt/
As for monthly archives per category, I have written code to do this before, I will just have to find it again. I'm assuming it is the same thing thirdeyetc is asking about.
Here is one I just found - post listing by category: http://www.frucomerci.com/list-posts-by-category-plugin-for-wordpress/
Also, my sitemap generator plugin also gives the same result - a list of posts separated by category, sorted however you like.
Hi Dagon, yes, at the moment I really need the equivalent of yellow pages, buiness type, address, telephone, fax email, that kind of stuff. I've tested a few scripts, but I really need it embedded in wordpress so that users, can add to it, hope the info helps.
all the best.
mikey1: If the ability for users to add to it themselves is the only reason you want to do it in WordPress, I am sure that some stand-alone PHP business directory scripts allow the same thing. Just because WordPress allows visitors to add data to the site, does not really mean it would work well when used in that type of format. Even modifying a stand-alone script to allow user input would probably be more efficient.
Hi Dagon, thanks, yes, I think you are right, I've done that before, it just got a bit tricky with all the different user names etc., mind you, its a bit like that now, as i still have a seperate news area I created with Xoops. WordPress has been great, especially with integration with bbpress. Thanks for the help.
Evita: what did you have in mind for that archives by category code?
The awesome plugin Custom Field GUI, badly needs an update. Original site for this plugin is here:
The author was working on it from 2005-2007, but there hasn't been a word since April 2007. I think it's abandoned.
The plugin is excellent and I have used it for years. If anyone else uses Custom Fields (and you fill them out yourself, on each post you write), I would consider this essential.
What it's lacking is mainly: It needs 1 more type of GUI added. It already has "Radio Buttons" (Choose 1 of the options below: Apple, Orange, Kiwi). But it does NOT have Multiple Select Check-Boxes (Choose 1 OR MORE of the options).
Custom Fields can be used for anything. For me, an example is, let's say the post is about a Song. Then I have the custom field: Who sings this song? And I have the singers listed, so I can just check them off. The problem comes when there are 2 or 3 singers for the same song. WP lets you put multiple values (Trevor, Josh, Ben) for the same custom field key (singer). But the plugin doesn't let you do this. It makes you choose just 1 singer.
I think you could fix / improve this easily. And you could publicize it with the awesome Dagon site, so that more people learn how great it is to have a Graphical User Interface for Custom Fields.
I would only be able to donate a few dollars personally, but I will pledge to donate a few bucks if you do this one.
EDIT: I was just told of another plugin that MIGHT already do this, anyone use this one? http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/fresh-page/
@Dgold: FYI, Fresh Page actually does build on the "Custom Field GUI" plugin. I think it's now called 'Flutter'.
The main site is: http://freshout.us/goodies/fresh-post-for-wordpress-wordpress-cms/
I have a quite simple request! you can check it here. I tried to make it as clear and simple as posible:
Perhaps u could lend me a hand with this?
A very usefull plugin could minify js and css script using :
Because i notice the more you add plugin the more css and js scripts inclusion you have in it.
Wich leads to slow down you wordpress site.
Bad score in Yslow...
Could you dig that way?
i like to have a phonebook and relation list
phone book simpel ad a user to 1 page
relation make 1 big list with companys and when press one you get info and
can ad contacts of that company
if some one knows eny thing plz mail me!
I'll still say "Please revive Custom Field GUI"
I spent half last night trying this new Fluffer / Fresh-Post plugin. It is HUGE. It's tons of files. Tons! Several nested folders! It seeks to do a million different things, not just Custom Fields but also modifying your theme and widgets. It's under heavy development that looks like there's no end in sight.
In comparison, I'm still using the same unchanged Custom Fields GUI plugin from 2+ years ago. It's only 1 file, for your Plugin folder. Simplicity! And it's only missing the 1 small feature I listed above, plus confirm that it has full WP 2.6 compatibility.
I think if you upgrade that plugin, it would be fairly simple, and would be popular.
There's definitely still room for an alternative to the Fluffer project, which is extreme overkill plugin for my purposes.
@Dgold: Please note that the project is now called Flutter and not 'Fluffer'. It makes one wonder if you really tried it???
p/s: You could also consider writing/contacting the developers of Flutter to ask the missing features etc. I'm sure they would welcome feedback as well.
p/s2: I am not associated with Flutter in any way, but do feel it's terribly rude to get the name of a plugin so wrong.
p/s3: There is a simpler plugin that helps with custom fields called More Fields.
@ mosey, did you try the plugin you're recommending? I did. If you try it, I doubt you'll continue recommending it, at least until their development catches up with their promises.
I will try More Fields again. I tried that on an earlier version of WP and it didn't work for me. Maybe now it will work on WP 2.6.
To be clear the problem I have with Flutter is NOT missing features. The problem is overkill with way too many features, and it is unstable. In comparison the Custom Field GUI plugin has been relatively stable for 3 YEARS, something few plugins can brag.
My complaints above are legit. If you read the 745 comments on Flutter's page (as of last night) you'll see the same type of thing. I did. The plugin doesn't work right with PHP 4, currently. The plugin has more than 50 files in the Flutter plugin folder. The plugin that I currently use has ONE (1) PHP file. It's a huge difference in the amount of things that can go wrong.
The feature set is radically different. The Flutter feature is the largest WP plugin I have ever seen. It rivals TinyMCE in # of files. Flutter seeks to revise the entire Theme and Widgets system, on top of the ability to change your Write Post interface (which is all I want to do). This is vastly overkill for the 1 simple function that I need: a multiple-checkbox Custom Field in my Write Post panel.
Again, an existing plugin from 2005, called Custom Field GUI, already does 90% of what I want, and what I suspect many other users would enjoy as a plugin feature set. Hence the simple suggestion / request in this thread. If the More Fields plugin solves this instead, then I'll switch.
About the name of Flutter, they have changed the name of the plugin several times since launching it. It was Fresh Post, but the URL for it said Fresh Page. Now it's Flutter and they're moving to another domain soon. The current name, which sounds like a made-up brand name apeing Twitter instead of the WP tradition of naming a plugin for what the plugin does -- the Flutter name says nothing to indicate this plugin does what I want. What does Flutter mean? I don't know. What do I want? A custom field GUI. So it would be nice to have back the plugin I've loved for years called, "Custom Field GUI".
Since Custom Field GUI plugin was released in Open Source, anyone can take that plugin code and add 1 new feature and re-release. If I knew how, I would. The Flutter fluffers have no say-so in trying to stop a competing or overlapping plugin, and I would argue that healthy competition and alternatives are good, for the reasons given here.
Simply put, I like Custom Field GUI except for 1 missing feature. I like Dagon Design's work (it's usually CLEAN and not overkill), so I think it would be awesome if he takes on this plugin fork. I bet he could fix Custom Field GUI for WP 2.6 and add Multiple Checkbox feature.
@Dagon Design: Huge apologies for gate-crashing your thread with this un-related discussion.
@Dgold: I should clarify that I am not recommending the plugin (not sure if I ever did here) but merely suggested it as an up-to-date development of Custom Field GUI (which became Custom Write Panel by the same developer), which I agree was an excellent plugin. It is only a pity that development ceased after the first few alpha releases of Custom Write Panel - I had tested this up to around WP 2.1 I think.
In answer to your one of your questions: I have tested 'Fresh Post' myself - albeit an earlier edition (pre-Flutter) and not thoroughly- and whilst I did not find it ideal since the new features were buggy, as far as I remember, the fundamental part inherited from Custom Field GUI/CWP worked fine.
Perhaps the developers are being too ambitious with Flutter, but let us discuss this on another thread. In terms of their naming, I don't think anyone has the right to judge whether their name is good or not. A famous example is probably 'Google', which (if I remember correctly) wasn't even a word to begin with. It is still important to get the name right imho.
Hopefully More Fields will be useful for you (I'm not sure), but at the end of the day, it would be great if Dagon Design would consider taking up further development of this plugin. I think it would be easier for any developer to work from the Custom Write Panel version of the code though.
mosey: No problem :) I am still looking over the comments.
barmin: That sounds like a nice quick one to start with.
Just posted a forum post on a plugin that i am needing and i am sure that there will be lost of uses for it in the WordPress community. Take a look here:
I am using the more fields plugin and it works a treat!
barmin: Here you go:
It is slightly different than your suggestion. It instead allows you to display a custom message that subscribers will see instead of the admin panel. You can customize it any way you like. I thought it might be a bit more versatile.
Here is another one by request:
Archives by Selected Categories Plugin for WordPress
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