Blogpost as Default Post Type (5 posts)

  1. mrjarbenne
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I recognize that this question has been asked before, but the answers are old,don't seem to apply to the latest (1.3.3) version of P2, and are not definitive as far as my trials have revealed.

    I'm looking to change the default post type from Status to Blog Post. I can get as far as changing the function that controls the default post type: p2_get_posting_type in the template-tags.php file, changing "status" to "post":

    function p2_get_posting_type() {
    	$p = isset( $_GET['p'] ) ? $_GET['p'] : 'status';
    	return $p;

    which gets me 75% there. The Blog post then becomes the default, but there is something still not quite right. An initial post works fine, but on subsequent posts, the Post Title area doesn't reset, it holds onto the Title from the initial post. If you delete the title, then click "somewhere else" on the site, then click back in the Title field, the "Post Title" prompt returns.

    What could be leading to the title field not "resetting" itself for subsequent entries?


  2. johntodd10000
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hello mrjarbenne,
    I have exactly the same problem, I need to make the 'Blog Post' title input field have focus on load, after making the changes you illustrate above. Did you find a solution?

  3. mrjarbenne
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I wasn't able to find a solution to this, and subsequently reverted back to the default settings as this glitch was confusing for my users. I would love to revisit this though if you find a solution.

    Good luck.

  4. Nobble
    Posted 4 years ago #

    @mrjarbenne Did you check for javascript errors? It's an odd glitch because the title field should get cleared after submitting a post. Does the post text get cleared? The post text and post title get cleared one after the other through javascript functions after a post is successfully submitted. Lines can be found in p2.js inside the newPost function


    Did you make other customizations to p2.js or post-form.php? I wouldn't mind troubleshooting if you have a live example I can look at.

    @John that's not entirely the same issue. Right now P2 doesn't set the focus for the input fields very intelligently. If all you want is to focus the title field on page load, you can try this mini hack:
    find this code in p2.js


    and replace with


    This is assuming you've already set the blog post to be the default format.

  5. johntodd10000
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks Nobble, the hack works fine, and I have now removed the (li) for 'status post' as well so the landing page has just the three posting options. Thanks again.

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