Customization Wishlist (6 posts)

  1. unoamigo
    Posted 12 years ago #

    5) un-comment: <?php comments_popup_script(); // off by default ?>
    4) would take a little more thought than I have at the moment. Basically you would want to create a separate page and inside of the WP-Loop you would just call up the date/title of posts and not the content. Would be a good start.
    3) No variable, maybe look for a plugin. It wouldn't be hard, just generate a random number between 0 and the max number of posts and then pull up that entry.
    2) use posts paged, do a search through the forums to grab the next entry, previous entry calls (believe they are in wiki as well)
    1) Take a look at the plugins on wiki, there is one for most recent posts. Just change the threshold down to 5, I think the default is 10 on most of them.

  2. Anonymous
    Posted 12 years ago #

    ^_^ Great! Thanks so much for the help, unoamigo! I've managed to find just about everything I need, but now I have more questions...
    1. I was able to switch the comments into pop-up mode. However, I see that when clicking to an entry from the "Most Recent" list, from the (work in progress) archive page, or from the "previous" and "next" links, the resulting page is displayed with the comment area expanded. I don't want this to happen; I would prefer it to be closed at all times with only the comment link showing. How could I go about this?
    2. At first I was pretty alarmed when I tried out my password-protected test post (Test 5 on the list) and afterwards it always displayed openly. Then I found a forum post that said the access is kept in a cookie on the user's computer. That's both a nice convenience and a security risk...is there a way to set this cookie to expire (does it already expire)?
    3. Is there a way to customize the message that displays on password protected entries so that people will know which entries apply to them (ie, "This is a protected entry for Group 1 users" vs "This is a protected entry for Group 2 users")? I plan on using different passwords for different types of entries, but it doesn't look like there's a way to differentiate between them. These passwords will be predetermined...can the set password and the template be linked somehow?
    4. I found code for "previous" and "next" entry links. These are great. However, I was curious to know if there is a way to display both at all times, regardless of what entry is currently being looked at, and when there are no more entries to click to for one or the other, the link simply defaults to text? Otherwise, the setup looks a little awkard with the text divider just there but not dividing anything.
    5. Archive. I've made an attempt; the entries will post by title. Anyone have any ideas how I can go from here to customize it further (group the title list by months for organization, and split the whole archive by year)? I looked at the includes but unfortunately I just don't have that level of understanding yet!

  3. Shadowyng
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Drat...cache got dumped. Anon above is me!!

  4. Shadowyng
    Posted 12 years ago #

    ^^; Sorry, I remember another question...
    When I first installed WP there was the WP-generated test post. Instead of editing that one, I deleted it. Later when I was taking stock of the list of test posts I had made in the Edit area, I noticed that post ID 1 was missing, even though post 1 doesn't exist anymore. Is it supposed to do that? If I wanted to utilize that post ID just for the sake of having a complete set of IDs, is it possible to free it up so that the oldest post I have in my existing journal will be post 1 when I start transferring them over?

  5. unoamigo
    Posted 12 years ago #

    1) I've seen it done, but I can't say offhand. I'd have to do some research - but great places to hunt is wiki and these forums. I'm sure you can probably find the answer there. It's a tomb in here.
    2) not that I know of. put in a feature request. It doesn't personally bother me.
    3) no. you can put in a feature request if you really want it.
    4) Not sure what your getting at. I don't have this setup with mine, but it sounds like a problem you could quickly fix with messing around with your index.php file. You really don't want "next" to show when your on the first page of posts. Heh, thats what it's sounding like to me anyhow.
    5) Toss in a detailed plugin request, it's doable. Actually probably not too difficult if someone has time for it.

  6. unoamigo
    Posted 12 years ago #

    Onto the next questions...
    Yes, post ID 1 will not re-appear. Database numbers increment, they do not replicate a past one (auto-increment is used). If they did, it would create a major problem with linking data together.
    A complete set of ID's is meaningless, good post titles are far better. Especially if you use the nice permalinks. If your at post 21 and post 22 doesn't exist, when you click next post, you will go to post 23. So it's not too significant if you don't have a complete set of posts.
    If your real adament about it, you can use phpMyAdmin to go and add a post #1. Heh

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