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BP Album+ || New Features Requests and Discussion

  • Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    If you need a free image gallery or photo album for BuddyPress, BP Album+ is probably the plugin you’re looking for. BP Album+ adds instant, FaceBook style photo albums to all of your user’s profiles.

    You can always get the most up-to-date version from the WordPress plugin repository at this link:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-album/

    Or, if you like living on the bleeding-edge of BuddyPress development, you can get the latest beta here:

    http://foxly.ca/bp-album-1_6_BETA.zip

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    This forum thread is for discussing new features the community would like to see in future releases of the BP Album+ plugin.

    All ideas are welcome, no matter how crazy, bandwidth-intensive, or strange …but the final call on what goes into the plugin and when will be made by the development team.

    Photos and user interfaces are a uniquely “visual” thing, so when posting an idea to this thread, please try to include a LINK to a website that’s doing the thing you want included in the plugin. For original functions that don’t exist *anywhere* yet, draw a sketch of your idea in a paint program and post a link to the image.

    This will make it much easier for users that don’t speak English to understand your idea.

    So, Let’s get started!

    ^F^

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  • Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    +1

    I have experienced similar behavior

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    @Gpo1, @Mike Pratt

    Normal, yes.

    Correct behavior, no.

    It’s a defect in the current beta, and we’ll have it fixed in the next release.

    ^F^

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    From our mailbox…

    Not a big deal as this is a dev env but I thought I’d show you something I am observing in case it happens to others.

    bp-album v 0.1.9, bp v 1.2.3, wpmu 2.9.2

    You can see it in action at http://redacted

    You’ll notice my test user ‘Sam Witwicky’ uploaded a pic yesterday (note time since) but somehow the action grabbed a reply from last week. If the streams got crossed and I have a corrupt activity table that’s fine. It keeps happening as I load test images though. Happy to delete entries in tables but i can’t figure out why this is occurring. Just started with 0.1.9.

    Also notice that the urls for the images and title in the activity stream are wrong.

    for ex http://redacted/members/test19/photos/single-media/7/ instead of

    http://redacted/members/test19/photos/single-album/3/single-media/7/O/

    so clicking does a redirect back to the root

    I’m guessing it’s all related.

    On a side note, I really appreciate your work on this and willingness to work with everyone. I’m pretty much ready to release my site to prod once bp-album is ready for prime time. I have held off doing any major styling to bp-album areas until you give the go ahead that core html tags and arrangements are all set.

    ===========================

    You are experiencing two known defects in the BP Album+ 0.1.9.2 beta.

    The first problem is happening because the “Album Item” and the “Media Item” classes do not yet generate globally unique ID’s for activity stream posts, so occasionally they collide, causing the plugin to retrieve the wrong media item.

    The second problem is happening because we haven’t finished updating the URL generation code that creates the thumbnail link to activity stream items. WordPress then catches the resulting 404 error and throws the browser back to the home page.

    Fear not!

    All of this will be fixed in the next beta. We thought it was more important to demonstrate albums capability than to have everything working perfectly. You should NEVER install one of these “community feedback” betas on a live site. They are only intended to get the community’s feedback on how we are implementing features.

    Thanks!

    ^F^

    Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    @Foxly Your clarity in explanation is to be commended as is your grasp of the intricacies of BP. Glad to be of some, if somewhat small, assistance. I have a feeling we’re close to a big breakout release here.

    Avatar of hotforwords
    hotforwords
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    @hotforwords

    You have the images link to the wrong URL from the activity stream.. they go to:

    http://www.hotforwords.com/members/marina/album/single-media/20/

    Instead of

    http://www.hotforwords.com/members/marina/album/single-media/1/single-media/20/O/

    I’ll go in and see if I can fix it myself.

    Thanks!

    Avatar of hotforwords
    hotforwords
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    @hotforwords

    The link above seems to come from sub-media-core.php line 651…

    $primary_link = bp_core_get_user_domain($pic_data->owner_id) . $bp->bpa->slug . '/'.$bp->bpa->media->single_slug.'/'.$pic_data->id . '/';

    I tried changing the info but to no avail.

    I tried copying in the code from sub-media-templatetags..php for bp_album_picture_url() line 240

    bp_core_get_user_domain($pictures_template->picture->owner_id) .

    $bp->bpa->slug .'/'. $bp->bpa->meta->home_slug .'/'. $album_id .'/'. $bp->bpa->media->single_slug .'/'. $pictures_template->picture->id . $size

    But it didn’t work.

    Avatar of Mike Pratt
    Mike Pratt
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    @mikepratt

    @hotforwords that’s a know bug. See @foxly‘s comment 2 before your 1st one for clarification. fixed on next release

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    @hotforwords

    Please see the PM that I sent you, regarding the implications of using this beta release on a site with 300 million pageviews and 55,000 members.

    ^F^

    Avatar of bplove
    bplove
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    @bplove

    @foxly I’m about to launch a new site here which will have a lot of usage right off the bat. At this point BPAlbum+ is installed and seems to be working ~ can you please share with me either in this thread or by DM whatever you share with @hotforwords as I feel a picture plug-in is critical feature, not having bugs is also critical ~

    Gratitude ~

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    @bplove

    Basically, use version 0.1.7 from the WordPress plugin repo. It works properly, is reasonably reliable, and it will update properly at the next release.

    Do not use the 0.1.8 beta, because it doesn’t use the new file storage scheme and we’re not writing an updater for 0.1.8 because you’re not supposed to be using it on an actual site.

    We should have another official release out in a week or two that adds everything you see in the 0.1.8 beta and a much more.

    Thanks!

    ^F^

    Avatar of bplove
    bplove
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    @bplove

    @foxly good stuff ~ and at this time I’m making a decision between the gallery plugin available elsewhere and your BPAlbum+ plug in. It sounds like you are adding in lots of great functions and are committed to developing it out so I’m leaning in your direction (we actually had trouble getting gallery one to work to boot ;), What I’d like to see:

    Support for other media (which you have coming) and ability to sort by media type
    Create multiple albums with names and album descriptions (a la facebook)
    Tagging pictures with user id a la facebook

    ~ Gratitude for your work ~ really liking this plug-in ~ Beauty ~

    Avatar of Tosh
    Tosh
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    @xberserker

    @foxly Are you still planning on putting in do_actions so I can included it in my points plugin?

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Google has accepted our GSOC funding proposal!

    That means we now have TWO full time coders (myself and francescolaffi) , plus Boon Gorges and Andy Peatling as our tech mentors.

    Let the good times roll … :)

    ^F^

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    @tosh

    Yes. The plugin will be fully “wired” for other programmers to be able to work with it.

    ^F^

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    congrats @foxly, great plugin & well deserved, hopefully part of core soon…

    Avatar of bplove
    bplove
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    @bplove

    @foxly ~ Beautiful Congrats ~ BPAlbum+ it is ~ Feature I’d like to suggest is ability to tag pictures with members id and have pictures tagged of them sortable just like on facebook ~ with ability for said member to remove tag from any pictures ~

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    @thekmen I do not want this in core or any other media plugin. Who wants to be stuck with same capabilities?

    Avatar of Tosh
    Tosh
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    @xberserker

    @foxly Wow, that’s awesome news!! Congrats and thanks for answering my question :) Can’t wait for the next version!

    Avatar of thekmen
    thekmen
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    @thekmen

    @Modemlooper I’d have to disagree, I think we all need a media plugin in core that we can all work off & customise to suit our own needs.
    Even replying to this comment was a nightmare, spotted it in activity stream but couldn’t reply till I found where you posted the comment, I know usability is still being worked out on the new site design, but the more core components the better to sort these issues out.

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

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    Just a reminder to everyone on the thread, that the current beta we are now discussing is
    version 0.1.9.2 which you can download here:

    http://plugins.svn.wordpress.org/bp-album/branches/foxly/0.1.9.1/bp-album-BETA-0-1-9-2.zip

    It’s *hugely* different from the 0.1.7 version currently being distributed on the wp plugin site.

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    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    @bplove

    It’s not that we’re ignoring your request, it’s that the current beta we’re discussing in the thread *already does* what you are requesting… ;)

    Start on the first page of the thread and follow the discussion.

    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/third-party-components-plugins/forum/topic/bp-album-new-features-requests-and-discussion/?topic_page=1&num=15

    ^F^

    Avatar of @modemlooper
    @modemlooper
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    @modemlooper

    @thekmen our disagreement is exactly the reason it should be a plugin. So people have a choice.

    Avatar of paulhastings0
    paulhastings0
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    @paulhastings0

    @foxly, @francescolaffi, Congratulations on your GSoC acceptance! :D

    Even if all the new features aren’t added yet, I would just love to be able to give this functionality to my community. What do you think the timeline is for the first “production-ready” release?

    Avatar of foxly
    foxly
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    @foxly

    @paulhastings0

    Just use version 0.1.7, currently on the WordPress plugin repo. It’s reasonably stable and thousands of people are using it on their sites.

    As for when version 0.1.9 will be ready for full scale distribution, that’s difficult to predict.

    Software development is a nonlinear process. It’s not like we compile a list of features, know exactly how many lines of code each one will take, and then work through them at exactly X lines of code a day. Some days we make huge process, and other days we don’t get anything written because we’re researching something that isn’t working correctly.

    Still, we have two programmers working all day every day on this plugin, and we’ve gone from zero to “pretty darned good” in less than 5 weeks. So if we can hold that rate of progress, we should have something “epic” reasonably soon.

    I’ll see if I can post some screen caps later to show you guys what we’re working on.

    ^F^

    Avatar of 21cdb
    21cdb
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    @21cdb

    Congratulations on your GSoC acceptance!

    @foxly, @francescolaffi, i would love to get some new screenshots to see whats coming up next!

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