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  • Resolved propertytips

    (@propertytips)


    Hi Venutius,

    I am using the buddypress legacy template option.

    On activation and filling in the details on my profile… The following happen:

    All the sidebars and the header of the website disappear

    and i get this error displaying under activity

    Fatal error: Call to undefined function bp_nouveau_before_loop() in /home/studenta/public_html/wp-content/plugins/bp-profile-home-widgets/includes/bpphw-functions.php on line 230

    Please see image

    https://prnt.sc/mnls6w

    However if I disable buddypress (my friends, my group, my activity , my mention widgets) …. the headers and sidebars return

    So far I love the idea behind the plugin.

    Below are my sugggestions so far

    1. I think there should be sufficient gap between each of the widgets.

    Probably each of the widget Title should have a long underline below it…. which sort of indicates a different section

    2. The videos I think should take the form of a grid format (possible thumbnails or the way it is now) which then opens up into a lightbox… That will keep the area tidy.

    Most likely the user can upload up to 3 videos at least

    3. My groups — I believe this should also be in grid format to save space with the names under each one

    4. My post seems to have the user avatar rather than the thumbnail… I would expect this to show the thumbnail and and excerpt of the post probably about 30 words plus a read more button

    5. I think there should be an option whether you want the widgets to appear at the “top” of the profile page or “below” the profile page… that because I could see that I might want to show people more about what i do before I talk about myself…

    6. An idea for 1 or 2 other plugin….
    (a) This widget could actually be a home page for the profile owner….

    (a) This widget could actually be useful for a group home page… having things such as group members, forum section, member blogs etc

    Kind Regards

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  • Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    Hi there, thanks for taking the time to test this, I really appreciate your detailed comments on how I can improve it.

    Sorry for the error, this was caused by the last minute addition of Legacy support via the new widget area – I failed to realise I’d set up the activity component for nouveau only. should be fixed now.

    Regarding your other comments:

    “Below are my sugggestions so far

    1. I think there should be sufficient gap between each of the widgets.

    Probably each of the widget Title should have a long underline below it…. which sort of indicates a different section”

    I’ll have a play with some horizontal lines and see how that works.

    “2. The videos I think should take the form of a grid format (possible thumbnails or the way it is now) which then opens up into a lightbox… That will keep the area tidy.

    Most likely the user can upload up to 3 videos at least”

    Maybe this could be an extra widget – video gallery? a grid of videos which onclick open up the video in question in a lightbox?

    “3. My groups — I believe this should also be in grid format to save space with the names under each one”

    I’ll look at that

    “4. My post seems to have the user avatar rather than the thumbnail… I would expect this to show the thumbnail and and excerpt of the post probably about 30 words plus a read more button”

    Yep I can change that, good suggestion

    “5. I think there should be an option whether you want the widgets to appear at the “top” of the profile page or “below” the profile page… that because I could see that I might want to show people more about what i do before I talk about myself…”

    I can make a widget area on top of the profile fields in the same way I made one below I think so it can be an option for the site admin. Making it a user option would be a lot more tricky I reckon.

    “6. An idea for 1 or 2 other plugin….
    (a) This widget could actually be a home page for the profile owner….”

    For the nouveau template that’s exactly what it’s designed for – using the optional profile home page widget area. Legacy also has a home page which is not enabled by default so I could look at enabling that and adding a widget area to it. This would be a bit more complex to do so might take some time.

    “(a) This widget could actually be useful for a group home page… having things such as group members, forum section, member blogs etc”

    Yep you read my mind, I’m planning versions of User Widgets and Home Widgets for Groups

    Thanks for taking my suggestions on board.

    Your plugins seem to be addressing all those things that site managers really want but developers tend to ignore… I am really sure that downloads will pick up as soon as people get to know more about your plugins.

    Your site at http://buddyuser.com/ is a great help for buddypress users

    Do keep up the good work

    Kind Regards

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    Hi there,

    I’ve updated the plugin taking on board your suggestions and more.

    1. Added profile top and bottom widget areas, you will need to end the widget to one of these as the old widget area has been removed.

    2. Added a horizontal line between widgets.

    3. Updated groups, friends, following, followers and posts layouts so they a centred in a grid.

    Not done anything with the video yet, It’s designed to show a single video as it stands, the size of which is set in the image size setting in the widget, am thinking about adding a separate video grid widget but am wondering about that.

    Hi Venutius,

    You really deserve a pat on the back… Great work… It has transformed my profile page.

    Please see image

    https://prnt.sc/mnvmzw

    Just a couple of points when you decide to update the plugin

    1) those hooks that are used to move the items around seem to be in the wrong place.

    2) The video… the ability to be responsive.. It reduces in size… but It seemed not to be proportional

    3) the thumbnails for the groups and the blog post squeezed together into a columns when viewing on a mobile rather than stacking up on each other. Was not able to test the friends section but i suspect this also needs to be adjusted

    4) I think you should include some lovely screenshots for your “BP Profile Home Widgets” wordpress page of what your plugin can do… will help increase download volume.

    Absolutely love it

    Kind regards

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    Morning propertytips,

    Regarding point 1 I’m investigating how this can be done, the issue is that this item has to come first in the content list so I’m not sure this can be changed.

    Regarding point 2 – fixed!

    Point 3 – I’ve added margins to keep them apart, I regard this as half a fix and am investigating how to make these widgets fully responsive.

    4 – noted, will do this once we have all the issues ironed out though I think we are getting there.

    Hi Venutius,

    I can confirm the video situation is now resolved.

    On point 1… if you cannot move the hook… is there a way that you can move the line above the hook… that way the user knows the hook belongs to the section in which it is located in?

    Kind Regards

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    The strange thing is that on my system I don’t actually see that icon and clicking on the title and a blank content area allows the widget to be moved, I probably need to fix that first.

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    Back to point 1, I’ve moved the icon to the title, however I still can’t see it so it’s up to you to let me know if anythings changed. I’ve a feeling that it will still create an extra line for itself so you might not see any change.

    The icon is much smaller now… I believe it is okay.

    Below is a screenshot

    https://prnt.sc/mo91me

    I love the way it is now…

    Great job.. Well Done!

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    Thanks, I’ll leave it at that then. Started working on the Group Home Widgets.

    Good luck with the Group Home Widgets…. would be great (unique) if you could somehow get it to be able to display for the group home page without the person joining the group yet…. I had to use the imath plugin plus a couple of codes that stopped anyone accessing the blog for the group they were not a member of….

    Anyway… looking forward to your plugin….

    Kind regards

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    I’ve just submitted the group home widgets plugin to WordPress, hopefully it should be live by Monday but thats in the lap of the gods.

    That sounds like another plugin suggestion, when I get time I’ll take a look, so in effect you want private groups to have a public home page?

    I’ve another plugin called BP Post Status and it looks like I’ve got to update a related feature so they might cross over. Oddly enough Post Status is a derivative of an Imath plugin that was a framework for custom post statuses, so I created a plugin that allowed BP to integrate with WordPress Posts – Group only posts, Friends only posts and private group posts that could be made public. The issue I’ve got is that these public posts can only be viewed outside of the group, so not in context for the viewer. Planning to have a go at fixing that this weekend, sounds very similar to your requirement if I’ve got the jist of what you are asking for?

    Hi Venutius,

    Good luck with the group home widgets.. Will keep an eye out for the plugin.

    You might want to take a look at your contact form on the buddyuser site… as it appears not to be working well (the one floating on the right sidebar). Tried to send you a private message about an idea for another buddypress plugin… but your contact form opened up but did not send the message.

    In relation to the BP Post status plugin … you might want to look at the code snippet I got from Brajesh… don’t know if it might help

    Kind Regards

    Plugin Author Venutius

    (@venutius)

    Group Home Widgets is out, however by the looks of things there will be more work to do in order to get it working for you. Do the group home pages you created with tab creator have widget areas?

    https://wordpress.org/plugins/bp-group-home-widgets/

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