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Suggestions for Hacks, Ad-Ons or Improvements? (60 posts)

  1. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Mark,
    What about a way of clicking on a specific article and it takes you directly to your POST/EDIT tools and that article is already sitting there, ready for you to make the changes? How about something similar for comments, too? Even a Delete Comment button that will kill a comment without loading up the interface.
    Craig.

  2. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    NM,
    You want to be able to edit an article/comment by click on it on the main index.php page? What if a visitor clicks on the article? I am not clear on what you are looking for.

  3. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    lets make it like yahoo. when u visit ur blog, it checks if its u already logged in (using a cookie ofcourse) and adds the edit/delete fields in the blog itself.
    perhaps he is talking abt that...

  4. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Sorry for the confusion...
    I think that Sushubh is on the right track. I was surprised to see the LOGIN on the default template. I wonder how practical a DIV that will only appear when authors/admin show up would be. Is it even possible?

  5. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Many of the hacks listed above have been finished. Please visit http://dinki.mine.nu/word/index.php?p=73&more=1&c=1 for a more complete list/links and to add some more.

  6. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Just thought of another one: what about a breadcrumb or reverse link builder, so that when you go to a category page, there is a link back to the main index page, and for those whose comments get appended to the post, how about a link back to the index page so that you don't have to use the back button.
    Not having an easy way to navigate BACKWARDS in WP is a pain, and it may detract from your desire to make your site as accessible as possible.
    Craig.

  7. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The title of the blog should be a link back to the homepage in the default template.

  8. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @allusion,
    Of course you are correct, Matt, but what about if you want them to go back to a category-specific page? Also, many people who aren't familiar with WP may not even think to hover their mouse over the blog title. It's kind of a "mystery meat" navigation system like that. :)
    Craig.
    PS: Is Santa gonna bring us V1.0 or will it be a New Year present? :D

  9. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    NM, already worked on. Look at http://dinki.mine.nu/word/index.php?p=12&more=1&c=1
    This method creates a new text file for every visitor, which is a pain, is slow and cumbersome. If there is enough interest, I can make it write a cookie on the visitor's computer.

  10. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I didn't think I had anything to add, but I did come up with another idea I'd like to see.
    I know WP has the ability to ping Weblog.com to indicate an updated website. But, does anyone know of a way to use the feed from weblog.com to mark updated sites within my links? For instance, if NuclerMoose updates his site, I'd like the link on my site to display something (config'd by me) to let me know the site has updated. Much like how Blogroll works. I doubt it's something that could be done for the upcoming 1.0 release, but maybe the next one?
    OR am I asking too much?
    TG

  11. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I got the Blog This! link working for IE:
    javascript:void(linkmanpopup=window.open('http://www.onlinebusinessnetworking.com/blog/wp-admin/b2blogit.php?action=popup&linkurl='+escape(location.href)+'&name='+escape(document.title),'_blank','scrollbars=yes,width=750,height=550,left=15,top=15,status=yes,resizable=yes'));linkmanpopup.focus();window.focus();linkmanpopup.focus();

  12. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    TechGnome...the linkManager inside WP already does the updated sites thing. Look though the install instructions and then your Link Manager options in the admin side. If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. It does take a few minutes to work right after you set it up.
    For people looking through this for the finished hacks, here is the list so far...
    <del>1) Blog This </del>- Done - look at this post on TechGnome
    <del>2) Link This</del> - Done - Look at this link in WP Forums
    <del>3) b2stats</del> - Done - Look at this post WP forums
    4) LJUpdate - Not done yet, will look into it :-)
    <del>5) Threaded Comments</del> - Done - Look at this link
    <del>6) Clickable smilies on the user posting page </del>- Done - Look at this post on the WP forums. I would be interested to know if this works on Opera.
    <del>7) Send/print this page hacks</del> - "Send this page" has been worked on . Printing is taken care of through the print CSS. So I consider this done. Please correct me or add more stuff to this.
    <del>8) Auto convert friends names to links </del>- Done - Look at this file for the hack.
    <del>9) Restructure wordpress so that the index.php installs in the root and the wordpress files run in a subfolder </del>- I think this would be an intrusive hack and would take away from the work of the core developers. I understand that a lot of people want this implemented, but I am going to pass on this one. If anyone else wants to jump in, please do so.
    <del>10) Sticky post </del>- Done - look at this link
    11) Multiple Blogs - Need more on this
    <del>12) Style switcher </del>- done in many ways, with good explanations - Look at this post on WP Forums

  13. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    LL - oddly, there is nothing in the install (at least none that I could find) on this. I did however (while searchign for something else) did come across the instructions Mike had written up in this thread: right here.... time will tell if it actually works or not....
    Seeing as how it's the holiday's it could be a week or so b4 I know for sure it's working.
    TG

  14. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Um... where does one get a copy of b2stats.php? NM, your link to "<del>3) b2stats</del> - Done - Look at this post WP forums" just points back to this thread (???)
    TG

  15. debwire
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Not sure if any of this has been mentioned already (I'm in a hurry to leave the house during the wee hours to shoot some pictures), but....here goes my wish list for WP:
    1. At the end of each post there is an option for anybody to email a post to a friend
    2. At the end of each post there is a printer icon that takes them to a print friendly page (to print the post in a friendlier format)
    3. Photo gallery capabilities/integration or improved ability to post photos quickly/easily within an article
    4. Polls/surveys
    5. Ability to have links automatically listed in their own separate categories and alphabetically instead of bunched all together
    6. Better visibility for the trackback URL (now that I have comments in popups, the URL is not there..)
    7. Better documentation (I realize this might already be in the works)
    That's about it for now.

  16. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    TG, I have an old copy of b2stats which you can download from the link at the bottom of this post. It is designed for b2 and will need to be modified as discussed in this thread. The links do not need anything installed, but there are a few steps in the WP install process which allows the links to show the updated status. That forum link should help you a lot.
    debwire: a lot of the items that you mention can be achieved through the template tags inside WP. This will become much more clear, and hopefully will contain some valid examples, when the documentation becomes public e.g. links automatically listed in their own separate categories and alphabetically instead of bunched all together, better visibility for the trackback URL, At the end of each post there is a printer icon that takes them to a print friendly page etc. I know that the upcoming documentation is going to have a better rundown on the links and trackbacks (right allusion? ;) ) I will get back to you about the rest. :-)
    Peace
    http://dinki.mine.nu/word/b2-img/b2stats.zip

  17. zeno
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    How about modifying filters so that they pre-process (when a post/comment is submitted) instead of post-process every time a page is loaded? Yeah, probably not incredibly simple, but wouldn't that be a fairly wonderful thing?

  18. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @TechGnome,
    LOL...dude, it's Laughing Lizard that has the post for the b2Stats! ;)
    Craig.

  19. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Zeno, I am slow in the uptake... :-P
    Can you explain yourself a bit further?

  20. TechGnome
    Moderator
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @LL, NM - lol..... I was asleep at the keyboard when I wrote that.....
    I got the updated links part working last night.... was able to see the results this morning. -- I'm grabbing the b2stats now, will give it a whirl......
    @debwire:
    1. At the end of each post there is an option for anybody to email a post to a friend
    -- I think this would be a great feature.
    2. At the end of each post there is a printer icon that takes them to a print friendly page (to print the post in a friendlier format)
    -- I too have been wondering about this. At the same time, I'd like to turn this off/on... just don't know if at the catergory or post level.
    3. Photo gallery capabilities/integration or improved ability to post photos quickly/easily within an article
    4. Polls/surveys
    -- an interesting idea......
    5. Ability to have links automatically listed in their own separate categories and alphabetically instead of bunched all together
    -- as craig mentioned, this is already available. Use get_links_list() .... It returns the links, broken out by category.
    6. Better visibility for the trackback URL (now that I have comments in popups, the URL is not there..)
    -- popups, oh ick! ;) I agree with this in general, even w/o popup comments. The anchor tag looks like it is around the first comment. The trackback URL appears above that, hidden.
    7. Better documentation (I realize this might already be in the works)
    TG

  21. zeno
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    Ah, looks like pre-processing is already in place for comments, meaning that half the functions in template-code.php:comment_text() are redundant. I'm a little confused how to best communicate small changes to the code to developers or see what the status is. Is there a mailing list somewhere? A feed somewhere that displays CVS updates?

  22. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @zeno: I (somewhat) see what you mean. There is a lot of legacy code in the commenting system from the old b2 (and much of it is being weeded out as new features such as moderation is added to the system) and much of the redundancy is due to the ability of the blog to have comment pop-ups as well as comments on the main blog. The comments are pre-processed as you already figured out. I am still confused about how you thought that they were post-processed in your first comment.
    There are a couple of threads on getting more developmental feedback from the user community as well as further code sharing mechanisms among would-be developers. Yours best bet is the dev blog to be found at http://wordpress.org/development/
    I personally have never been approached with any access or role in development activity so I really could not answer you with any confidence.

  23. omgwtf
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The only thing Id really want is a viewable (to public) profile page. :)

  24. ihad
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    hehe THAT often?
    well that should make it high priority then!
    /me buggers off to check out print.css
    hey wait a minute! that means I have to install the css switcher hack first!
    does it?
    huh
    ihad.

  25. Matt Mullenweg
    Troublemaker
    Posted 11 years ago #

    No the print.css is used by newer browsers automatically when you print something. Do a print preview in your favorite browser.

  26. ihad
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    nifty!

  27. Michael Heilemann
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    The whole comments for links doesn't seem to have made the list?

  28. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    @michael: comments for links? Could you explain a little further?

  29. Michael Heilemann
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    I have a sidebar links section where I constantly post new links. Things that are too small for entries. And I know that a lot of my regulars often want to post a comment about a link, but as it is right now that's just not possible.

  30. Laughinglizard
    Member
    Posted 11 years ago #

    AHA! LOL ... sorry I am slow!
    I will look into that and try to add that to my WuhWuh Version 0.2

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