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  • southerngal

    (@southerngal)


    One thing I really miss about b2 is the preview feature. Any way to include this in the next release?

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  • Sushubh

    (@sushubh)


    Preview for the post and preview for the comment.
    Sushubh says yey to the wish!

    Nick Momrik

    (@mtdewvirus)


    Me too…I was just thinking about that last night. That would be an awesome feature!

    In the meantime, one trick you can use is to save your post with a date in the future (under Advanced Editing). Then it will show up in the edit screen along with your other posts, so that you can get a rough idea of how the formatting looks. Then when you’re satisfied that the post is done, just uncheck the “Edit Timestamp” box and post.

    davidchait

    (@davidchait)


    If people want it, I hacked my code up such that logged-in users can see their own Draft posts visible in the main post list (well, I also went and made Private posts visible to all logged-in users > level 5, since the only people at that level will be myself and other people I deem site administrators… 😉 ).
    Let me know and I can extract and jot some notes here. They both rely on querying user information (which wasn’t available without a bit of work) and then doing different compares in the posts-query to ‘get extra posts’ into the results.
    =d

    Nick Momrik

    (@mtdewvirus)


    David,
    That would be great!

    davidchait

    (@davidchait)


    (Two Caveats: 1. I’m trying to drag this info out of my brain, so I may miss a step. 2. This is on 1.0-alpha, might not match 100%…)
    First, the Private posts thing is basically ‘there already’, it just seems to be missing an ‘activator’… 😉 To activate the private-posts stuff, I added the following at the end of my wp-config.php:

    if ($pagenow != 'wp-login.php')
    get_currentuserinfo(); // cache away.

    I actually have a little more than that — I also check if I’m on my test server, and if so I hard-code my userdata (as my test server isn’t setup properly for my to login to it…). But that’s just further enhancement. 😉 This basically sets up the $user_ID var, as well as some others, for use later in the code.
    The code that references it already is in wp-blog-header.php, look/search for “Get private posts” or “isset($user_ID)”.
    Second, the by-level thing, and Drafts viewing, all in. Requires the above modification. Then, right where it does the if (isset($user_ID), I changed the following line to read:
    $where .= " OR post_author = $user_ID OR 5 < $user_level)";
    Now, what does that change above do, and why’d I remove the !=draft test?
    – checks if you ($user_ID) are the author, and if so show the post
    – checks if your level ($user_level) is greater than 5 (arbitrary — pick your cutoff), and if so show the post.
    Basically, means you’ll always see your own Draft and Private posts, and if you are above level 5 you’ll see everyone else’s as well. If you want to restrict private posts to just the author, try this instead (untested!!):
    $where .= " OR post_author = $user_ID OR (5 < $user_level AND post_status!='private')";
    I haven’t yet seen a good definition for Draft vs Private, so the user_level ‘unlocking’ would want to check post_status!= whichever kind you want to be only-author-visible versus anyone-logged-in-level>5-visible.
    Did that make sense? I’m freaking tired, just realized it’s 2am — been working on my site too late … but it’s coming together. Just moved the comments link into my inset meta info area, which compacts the height of the posts another line and a half, so you see more posts.
    =d
    http://www.chait.net

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