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  • pastorjim

    (@pastorjim)


    When moderating a link submitted by a site user, I would like to be able to assign categories and tags to the link on the moderation page. Currently I have approve the link then go the the all-links page, find it and do a quick-edit to add these.
    Thanks.

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  • Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    I will explore this idea over the week-end.

    pastorjim

    (@pastorjim)

    There are two other things to mention about adding links.
    1) It seems that links are automatically assigned the first category in the list of categories (which is alphabetically arranged). A possible help would be to have a short code parameter to specify the default category that will be assigned when the link is created. That would at least allow different link submission forms for different categories.

    2) After a link is submitted, the plugin shows a message to the user, however when the user reloads the page with the submission form on it, the message does not go away. I find I have to close the browser tab and then go the the page again (or browse away from that page and come back). You’re welcome to try submitting links to my site here to see what I mean.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Thanks for the feedback. There is a drop-down field to select the default category to be selected, but no option in the shortcode to set it. I will look at adding a shortcode option to override this option.

    For the other point, the message display is triggered by the addition of a extra code in the page address. I don’t see a way of displaying that message in a different way. If the user was to go to another page and back, then it goes away, but that’s about it.

    pastorjim

    (@pastorjim)

    Where is this field to select the default category?

    Perhaps the message could be displayed using javascript. So it’s a pop-up that the user dismisses.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Here is a picture showing the field for the default category selection: https://imgur.com/a/eFDDB7H

    So you could today just have multiple library configuration, and select different default categories for each, then load each configuration in the shortcode by selecting each configuration.

    For the confirmation, data gets send via a POST message to a block of code that saves the new link, sends out e-mails and all that jazz. When it’s done, it redirects back to the page that the form is on, with a message parameter to indicate if the submission was successful. I’ve honestly never had anyone complain about that message staying there if they refresh that page. WordPress does not have a way to do a redirection with a post message that I can see.

    pastorjim

    (@pastorjim)

    Wow. I thought I’d looked through all the options, but never realized that all those were there. Thanks!

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Just pushed out version 6.6.5.

    Add fields to assign categories and tags to links in the moderation section. You can select one or multiple of each.

    Also added a new parameter to [link-library-addlink] shortcode. It is addlinkdefaultcatoverride. You can specify the ID of the category to select by default in category list.

    I hope this helps.

    Plugin Author Yannick Lefebvre

    (@jackdewey)

    Actually, version 6.6.6 contains the fix.

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