[Plugin: User Community] New Features (20 posts)

  1. tfbpa
    Posted 7 years ago #


    first off I want to thank you again for a great plugin and I know you will not add any new features until everything is stable, but I still want to list some features I think would be useful for later when all is stable.

    - Ability to leave comments on profile page
    - Ability to create groups for members to post pictures and comments

    Thanks for listening!

  2. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Paul!

    The first feature you asked for have been released just now with the first stable 0.5 release.

    About creating groups, I have to think about how can do it. Do you mean to have just a gallery for a group ?

    For group comments I did not understand exactly what do you mean. Having a page to post group comments? Commenting on posts as a group? Please, tell me about.

    Of course suggestions are always welcome. If I know what people is expecting is more easy to plan future features ;)


  3. tfbpa
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi Jordi,

    OK, great that the comments on profile is already implemented, will upgrade to stable version soon! :D

    As for the groups, what I mean is that registered members can create groups for which they are the admin and other members can join that group.

    Other than that basically the same functionality as the profile page, that members of the group can upload pictures and post comments.

    So I mean that members of the group can post comments on the groups profile page as individuals, but only if they are a member of the group.

    Hope that makes sense and thanks again!

  4. FlyinHawaiian
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would also like to add something, Great plugin by the way !

    Add the users photo to there profile and maybe make it looks a little more detailed graphically more color style and layout or i dont know if your saving that for the final release or if i can do that my self with css?

    As you can see my site user profile is very bland

    Mahalo again for all your hours and hard work coding!

  5. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    When plugin is activatetd it seems to somehow conflict somewhere .... a site that feeds off mine puts out an error / unreachable feed ...

    Might this plugin have anything to do with that? As it is the only new plugin I have used.

    Also, I would like a preset avatar gallery in every users profile ... maybe even in variations depending on user roles. Would that be somethin anyone else cares about?

  6. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #


    You already have the photo on the user profile. Just you have to upload it on the user Gallery ;)

    Before doing it, go to gallery settings and set the 'Large Size' that fits on your theme. If you set it to large, it will overflow outside the page.

    You can set your page styles by using a CSS file. In the plugin's folder there is a sample CSS file that can be modified or used as an example. I prefer using it as an example and set it anywhere else so updating the plugin does not override my custom CSS file.

    Then, you can set your plugin custom style by using a filter on a plugin or theme like this:

     * This will set a new style file for SidePosts.
     * Remember you have to write your new sideposts.css file!
    function my_community_style( $old_url ) {
        return 'http://mysite.com/styles/community.css';
    add_filter('akucom_style_url', 'my_community_style');

    To create a plugin to hold this custom filters, you can read this post that will help you: http://alkivia.org/wordpress/creating-your-filters-plugin/

  7. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I think the plugin does not cause this, as it does nothing with feeds and the only filter which changes something in WordPress is inserting the content on the Community page holder.

    Yo stay sure, disable the plugin for a while and check your feeds. If the problem persists, it's not related to this plugin, if it disappears, then something in the plugin is causing it and have to be investigated.

    I have it on some of my sites and could not see this behavior ;)

  8. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Well, I did check it out ... it also troubles my collapsible categories (not all browsers, not all versions)


    yesterday: downloaded and install rc1. (adjusted minor things as in profile layout (h1, h2 and so on, no code, just tags)

    was happy, then realized collapsible categories was not displaying raquos/laquos but \xBB instead ... firefox 3.07 right now. IE 8 fine but drops them on 7+

    realized than on external blog that feed reports an error.
    Es gab einen Fehler, vermutlich ist der Feed nicht verfügbar. Bitte versuchen Sie es später noch einmal.

    Only new thing was: rc1.
    So feed blog to my own site. /with compare external blog as well.
    Others work, mine didn't - error.

    Deactivated rc1 ... feed comes back on
    Actived ... feed reports an error (there is a lag though)

    So, left deactivated ...

    Today went for stable release ... same issues - so yes, I think there is some sort of unwanted interaction somewhere. I am not a programmer so it is hard for me to know where to start to look.


  9. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok. Kristin,

    Drop me your site address to see how it is configured, and to see what widgets, plugins and theme you're using. I will try to reproduce it but need more info, as cannot reproduce it on my sites.

    Probably there is a bad iteration with the theme, or some plugin or widget, so having information about it and seeing how you configured it will help.


  10. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Please look for email for the details.

  11. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    look, i used the feed validator (http://feedvalidator.org/) and this is what it said:


    This feed does not validate.

    line 25, column 65: XML parsing error: <unknown>:25:65: not well-formed (invalid token) [help]

    <dc:creator><a href="http://www.**********.org/?page_id=785&amp;user=admin">*******</a><dc:creator>

    This happens to be the page needed for the community listing. Does this help? Or does this come from somewhere else?

  12. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    will deactivate stable release now and then reevaluate feed

  13. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    after deactivation all issues subside and valid feed - will reactivate now

  14. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok, newly found out: valid rss invalid rss2-feed

  15. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Think I've found the bug.

    Please, go to Community->User Profiles, and uncheck the Author Link (Link author name to profile). This should remove the link on feeds for author name and then the format will be valid again.

    Tell me if it works ;) If it does, a fix will be available tonight in 0.5.1

  16. chartinael
    Posted 7 years ago #

    yep, that did it ... now I will try to figure out how to work round on the display of the raquo laquo in my collapsing cats.

  17. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Abut the Collapsing Categories, I reproduced the issue on a site that does not have the User Community installed, so It's not related to the Community plugin.

    Also, I've only get the issue on Firefox. Using IE-7 I could not reproduce it. I think is a browser issue with the Collapsing Categories. I would ask to this plugin forum to see if anyone else have it and how you can get it solved.

  18. tfbpa
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi again Jordi,

    I am not sure if I am missing something or that I was not clear and you misunderstood my feature request, but I am having problems leaving comments on other people's profiles.

    At least that is the feature I want, let me try to explain again.

    User "A" uploads a picture to his profile, I see his picture on his profile and I think it looks cool. Now I want to leave a comment on HIS profile saying something like "Wow, cool picture you have!" and that comment needs to be displayed ONLY on his profile.

    At the moment whenever I leave a comment it is visible on ALL profiles including the main profile's directory.

    What you have implemented now is different, that shows the last comments user "A" made himself on the forum, but that is not the feature I was talking about. I would like to be able to leave comments on other people's profiles.

    Hope I made myself clear! :D

  19. Txanny
    Posted 7 years ago #


    I understood completely a different think. I was thinking on removing the last user comments list.

    I understand now what you mean. And will think about how to make it work. By now the problem is using the WordPress comment system: using only one page to hold all profiles and pictures, if you comment on one, this comment is relative to all community pages.

    Will see if it's possible to use the WordPress comments system or have to create a new one to do this.

    Thanks for clarifying!

  20. tfbpa
    Posted 7 years ago #

    My pleasure and thank you for considering it! :D

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