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[Plugin Idea] Comment/*back divider (6 posts)

  1. BabyGotMaccom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In my never ending quest to find a clean way to dislay my trackback/feedback/comments, I was thinking of how best to organize it.

    Here's my idea, and maybe some genius can figure out how to make it happen.
    :)

    Basically, under a post you would have a tabbed section that would have the following options:

    | Post Comment | View Comments (#) | Trackbacks (?) | Pingbacks (?)

    ---------------------------------
    Post comment - would show the standard comment form, and would be shown by default.

    View Comments - would show the existing comments and the title would show how many there are currently.

    Trackbacks - would display all trackbacks on the post. The (?) would be an explanation of what a trackback is...the default trackback screen would show the URI to trackback to and maybe a brief tutorial of how to trackback?

    Pingbacks - same as trackbacks, but with, yep, pingbacks instead.
    ---------------------------------

    The plugin itself could be ajax or just some clever CSS divs that would display the appropriate content onclick (thinking about Alex Kings 'Share It' as an example...).

    I don't know how many people would be interested in something like this, but for me, someone who is very conservative about layout and hates clutter, it would be a godsend.

    Any thoughts, suggestions or volunteers?
    :)

  2. moshu
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

  3. BabyGotMaccom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Well, I already knew it *could* be done, and if I had the skills/time I would gladly use the resources above to figure it out.

    I was hoping that someone with existing plugin coding knowledge could look at the idea and think, 'hey, I could knock that idea out of the park!', leading to their fame and fortune and internet sainthood.

  4. BabyGotMaccom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    In case my explanation doesn't make sense, here's a quickie mockup:
    http://babygotmac.com/images/pluginidea.png

  5. mutube
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    BabyGot.. Certainly sounds doable. I may look into this myself as I was wanting some way to seperate them out neatly myself & you appear to have hit the spot.

    Only question is that it seems more of a part-theme than plugin?

    Don't suppose that matters :)

  6. BabyGotMaccom
    Member
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Probably theme-centric, on second thought. But as a plugin maybe it allows you to choose which tabs to show and how to format, for instance 'time/name/subject' or '/time/name/subject/excerpt' or 'time/name/subject/full post'...

    Thanks for the interest...please keep me in the loop if you decide to work on it. I'll be your guinea pig.
    :)

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