Support » Plugin: IdeaPush » Clicking on a post’s author – unexpected behaviors

  • Resolved kaizerco

    (@kaizerco)


    1. When I click on an author’s name I would expect it to either:
    A. Take me to a bio of the author.
    OR
    B. Show me posts by this author only.

    Instead it takes me to a page showing all the posts.

    2. When a new user makes a post, a new WordPress user is created using the users name and IP. (which is also visible in the link when clicking on a user).
    site.com/author/john-smith-37.142.5.36/?post_type=idea
    A. Would a user be happy seeing his IP recorded and visible to all on the site? Could the IP info be stored somewhere else that isn’t visible and accessible to all?
    B. Changing a user’s name and information (under wordpress users) does not change the author name in that same link. Might not be so important.

    3. If an admin posts a post, there is no user name or anything to click on.

    The page I need help with: [log in to see the link]

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  • In the report emails I was geting, they were also missing the [Author First Name] [Author Last Name]. May want to consider adding a fallback to the display name when both of these are missing.

    Another little issue in the ‘author posts’ page – when clicking on the comments icon it goes nowhere. It works in other views, but not this one.

    Plugin Author Northern Beaches Websites

    (@northernbeacheswebsites)

    Hi @kaizerco,

    The link you provided does not seem to work. You can use CSS to hide the widget on the page if necessary or use some kind of condition in your theme. Please email me for a quote if necessary.

    But you have added your first and last name now so the author first and last name should be ok then? Any user created through the plugin has a first and last name so this is not an issue. If you have existing users you can just give them a first and last name or tell them to add their first and last name to the profile. If these parameters are going to be missing then just don’t put the shortcode into the notification.

    The final issue you raised has been fixed in version 4.20 which is just released, thanks for identifying that issue.

    Great stuff!
    Everything solved. Thanks!

    Moderator Jan Dembowski

    (@jdembowski)

    Forum Moderator and Brute Squad

    @northernbeacheswebsites I’ve deleted your offer to login to your user’s site. I’m am 100% sure you mean well but please never ask for credentials on these forums.

    https://wordpress.org/support/guidelines/#the-bad-stuff

    Now for the why: The internet is a wonderful place full of very nice people and a few very bad ones. I’m sure everyone here is very nice however, by giving some ones keys to your house you are trusting they wont steal anything. Likewise the person who takes the keys is now responsible for the house FOREVER.

    If something was to go wrong, then you the author may well legally become liable for damages, which they would not normally have been as their software is provided without warranty.

    Please be aware that repeatedly asking for credentials will result in us asking you to repeatedly stop before escalating up to the plugins team.

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