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[Plugin: upPrev: NYTimes Style "Next Post" Animated Button] Percentage of post and not who

  • First of all, this is a brilliant plugin. Works perfectly.

    This is just a suggestion.

    It might be more useful if the offset is a percentage of the actual post instead of the whole page excluding the comments.

    When there are dozens and dozens of comments, the animation doesn’t appear till we’re almost halfway down the comment list – which isn’t what might be best. Setting the offset to a much smaller number however, leads to the animation displaying too early on posts where there are no comments.


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  • Thanks for adding an option to display before a certain element!

    But the “display before HTML element doesn’t seem to be working for me. Any other instructions I might be missing? It doesn’t display at all when I select the checkbox.

    Still works great without it though πŸ™‚

    great plugin, many thanks. There is a small issue when checking the box and css elements “#comments”. The animated button does not appear on all post that do not have comments then.

    @bhagwad, i noticed that bug too and wrote about it here: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-upprev-nytimes-style-next-post-animated-button-tiniest-of-bug-in-the-plugin?replies=1

    A very simple change to get things working πŸ™‚

    Thanks fr33think3r for pointing this.

    1.3.3 should have a fix to resolve both issues mentioned here.

    Thanks Grzegorz for the release.

    Any chance you could fix the custom post types issue too? I think it should be as simple as passing post_type = ‘any’ to get_posts on Line 25 in upprev.php.

    Plugin Contributor Grzegorz Krzyminski


    Thanks for the suggestion fr33think3r.

    I’m not sure.. have you tried it?

    By the first glance I have impression it will be something different. Currently upPrev suggestions are based on categories. It displays the previous post from the categories where the current post belongs to.

    If I’m not wrong custom posts aren’t categorized. There will rather a need to change all part related to the foreach loop which is only checking the order of post in post’s categories and instead of this add some conditional statement, something like: get all posts, where the post_type = current_post_type, order by date desc (completely forgetting about categories).

    Another questions is:

    • what does get_adjacent_post() return… isn’t it null… it was based on categories also here (I guess this is the reason why the upPrev is not showing up at the custom post type pages)

    It’s high possible that I’m trying to see things much more complicated that they are.

    If only find a little free time I’m going to work on this.

    I’m not sure.. have you tried it?

    Just tried it, here’s the code that works for me, I can see my custom post types now πŸ™‚

    foreach((get_the_category()) as $category) {
                $args = array(
                  'post_type' => 'any',
                  'category' => $category->cat_ID,
                $posts = get_posts($args);
                foreach($posts as $post){
                    if (!in_array($post->ID, $all_posts)) {
                        $all_posts[] = $post->ID;
                        $all_posts_str .= $post->ID . ' ';
            $all_posts_str = trim($all_posts_str);
            $posts_desc_args = array(
                                  'post_type' => 'any',
                                  'include' => $all_posts_str,
                                  'orderby' => 'date',
                                  'order' => 'DESC',
            $posts_desc = get_posts($posts_desc_args);

    If I’m not wrong custom posts aren’t categorized.

    By default, yes they are not categorized, but adding categories to custom post types is easy, and I’m pretty sure a lot of people do that. For eg. On my blog http://www.humbug.in, the main page shows list of normal ‘post’ type while http://www.humbug.in/mblog/ shows a list of posts of a custom post type. You will see that all the custom post types are tagged and categorized.

    Hope this helps.

    You might also want to set 'numberposts' => -1. Coz the count of the articles in the category is incorrect otherwise, it will always show 5 because get_posts gets 5 posts by default.

    Its just that that will be highly inefficient. There’s a sample code to count the number of posts in a category here.


    May be you could use that.

    Thanks a tons for awesome plugin! It’s exactly what I’ve searched.

    But it would be a killer plugin if it have some customization in backend. Actually I’s thinking about Similar Post plugin integration. But it would be nice at least simply to put in the particular post, without categories.

    One question: how to customize:
    1. Article link – I’d like it’d be the same as the post titles in my blog (now it the same as my footer)
    2. category link – I’d like it would be lighter color than “More in ” category color.
    Unfortunately I can’t do this with the current CSS (or maybe my skiil not enough…).

    Could you please advise how to change css settings for particular elements of the flyout window?

    Plugin Contributor Grzegorz Krzyminski


    Hello Lucker,

    About customization. Try to use css selectors like these:

    1. #upprev_box > a {} /* Article link */
    2. #upprev_box h6 a {} /* Category link */

    Hello Gregorz,

    Thank you for instuctions, but it didn’t help. Selector a doesn’t work for me. The values of the selectors appear strikeout in Firebug.

    For instance, this cod is strikeout:
    #upprev_box > a {
    upprev_flyout.css #2 (строка 1)
    a:link, a:visited, a:active {

    It take css from footer, as I understand.

    Plugin Contributor Grzegorz Krzyminski


    I understand you put this code inside upprev_flyout.css and you are using the flyout effect (not a fadeIn/Out)

    About Firebug and proposed selector… For example: E > F Matches any F element that is a child of an element E. This is declared in that way to make sure that the selector is related only to the Article Link. Another way selector like this one #upprev_box a {} would be related to both Article and Category Link.

    As far as I know child selector E > F is not compatible only with some older browsers like IE6.

    To make this compatible with all browsers, use the below example:

    • #upprev_box a {} /*#upprev_box a:link, #upprev_box a:visited, etc… */
    • #upprev_box h6 a {}

    Make sure two use the second selector also, another way the Category Link is going to look exactly the same like Article link.

    After uploading changes make sure to delete temporary Internet files, another way the browsers may still using the previous cached version of stylesheet. For Firefox you can simply press Ctrl+Shift+R

    If there is still some problem with it, could you provide a link to your website?

    Thanks for your efforts to teach me CSS, but I guess I’m horizonless for it. Yes, you are right, I’m using flyout effect and put the selectors in the one’s css sheet.

    Couldn’t agree more with you about E & F logic. It seems impeccable for me even I’m absolutely newbie with css. But I didn’t reach the “test with IE6” stage – it doesn’t work with Firefox (even with cleared cache).
    After you detailed explanation I put in the flyout css style sheet the next code:

    #upprev_box {
        position: fixed;
        z-index: 1000;
        bottom: 0px;
        right: -400px;
        width: 360px;
        padding: 10px 20px 10px 10px;
        border-top: 2px solid #000;
        border-left: 1px solid #f0f0f0;
        background-color: #fff;
        -moz-box-shadow: 0 4px 10px #666;
        -webkit-box-shadow: 0 4px 10px #666;
        box-shadow: 0 4px 10px #666;
        -ms-filter: "progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Shadow(Color=#cccccc, direction=270, strength=7)";
        filter: progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.Shadow(Color=#cccccc, direction=270, strength=7);
        _position: absolute;
        _top: 0;
    #upprev_box h6 {
        margin: 0 0 5px 0;
        padding: 0;
        text-transform: uppercase;
        font: bold 10px arial,helvetica,sans-serif;
    #upprev_box h6 a {
        font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif;
        color: #111111;
    #upprev_box a {
        font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif;
        font-size: 1.2em;
        font-weight: 500;
        color: #A60000;
    #upprev_box .num {
        color: #888;
        font-weight: normal;
    #upprev_box button {
        border: none;
        padding: 0;
        position: absolute;
        top: 5px;
        right: 5px;
        width: 13px;
        height: 13px;
        background: #fff url('close_window.gif') no-repeat 0 0;
        text-indent: -999em;
        overflow: hidden;
        cursor: pointer;

    It have changed the size of the “More in” (make it little bit smaller) and size of article link (Make it bigger, another font and larger letter-spacing). That’s all. Nothing more.

    I guess I should add one more notice. When I tried to change css the first time and put the code into the #upprev_box {} selector it changed “More in” and “# of # articles” appearance. Another text and links didn’t change.

    My website contain posts (where plugin appears) only in Russian, but design has no language barriers, I guess.

    Plugin Contributor Grzegorz Krzyminski


    OK, here is the solution. Try to use following selectors:

    #footer #upprev_box h6 a {
        font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif;
        color: #111111 !important;
    #footer #upprev_box a {
        font-family: verdana, arial, sans-serif;
        font-size: 1.2em;
        font-weight: 500;
        letter-spacing: -1.5px;
        color: #A60000 !important;

    Currently there are some internal styles with your theme with some selectors like #footer a:link {}, which were overwriting styles from an external file. Adding additional #footer to selectors defined at upprev_flyout.css is enough. To be completely sure you can also use an !important rule, which can be added to every property. (!important rule prevent overwriting specified property by other selectors)

    Here is a preview: http://gkrzyminski.pl/shershidsky/2010/09/pyat-oshibok-primeneniya-sbalansirovannoj-sistemy-pokazatelej.html

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