Support » Plugin: Edit Author Slug » Two requests

  • Resolved eitanc

    (@eitanc)


    Hi,

    First of all – thanks for a GREAT plugin!

    I wish to ask for two things in the settings page:

    1. Add at the top a prominent notice that a there are per-user settings of the plugin in the user’s profile page (possibly add a link to the current user’s profile page). I found it by chance and what I needed was only there! Let folks know about it.

    2. At both the “Author Slug Structure” drop down lists – add an option of “Custom” with a matching input text field. It will enable us to cover edge cases, like I have – My blog is in Hebrew so I set in my profile page – all the names texts to be in Hebrew, but I wish for the slug to be in English, to match common URLs encoding and avoid long URL encoding “translations” due to language issues. I set it manually on my profile page, with the plugins “Custom” option, but I think it will be good to have it also for the automatic/bulk actions.

    Thanks!

    Eitan

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  • Plugin Author Brandon Allen

    (@thebrandonallen)

    For your first request. That’s easy enough. I’ll add that in the next update.

    For your second request, there’s a lot to work out here, and, unless you or someone else submits a PR at https://github.com/thebrandonallen/edit-author-slug, I don’t see this ever happening. The main problem is what do you do with a “custom” bulk/auto-update setting. How do you map that to something that gets saved to the database? In your scenario, how would you choose “custom” and then have it map to an English name? The current bulk/auto-update functionality works by using known profile fields. What you’re asking here is to have the bulk/auto-update functionality map to arbitrary fields, which is not an easy task.

    All that being said, I have added enough filters/actions to the code base that you should be able create this custom mapping logic for yourself. If there happens to be a filter or action that you need, feel free to reach out, and I can add it. But, I’ve built this plugin with the idea that I can’t create a one-size fits all solution, out-of-the-box. But, I can make it easy for someone to add additional, custom functionality if they need it.

    Thread Starter eitanc

    (@eitanc)

    I see. Thanks.

    Plugin Author Brandon Allen

    (@thebrandonallen)

    Just released an update that will have a link to your profile from the settings page. Thanks for the suggestion!

    Thread Starter eitanc

    (@eitanc)

    Cool, but the link is to the current, plugin options page… not to the user’s profile page…

    Plugin Author Brandon Allen

    (@thebrandonallen)

    Ugh, I’m not sure how that happened. Either a copy/paste mistake, or an auto-complete error I didn’t catch. Thanks for letting me know.

    Thread Starter eitanc

    (@eitanc)

    QA yourself… one should not trust himself… 🙂

    Also, it will be much better if the link will be directly with an HTML # sign anchor that will place the user directly at the “Edit Author Slug” section of the user’s profile

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