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BP Followers v1.1 is out!

  • Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    BuddyPress Followers v1.1 is out! Tell your friends!
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-followers/

    This release brings full BP 1.5 compatiblity and also addresses a few other things:

    * Adds WP Admin Bar support.
    * Adds localization support.
    * Adds AJAX functionality to all follow buttons.
    * Adds follow button to group members page.
    * Fixes following count when a user is deleted.
    * Fixes dropdown activity filter for following tabs.
    * Fixes member profile following pagination
    * Fixes BuddyBar issues when a logged-in user is on another member’s page.

    Upgrading from v1.0
    For those still sticking with BP 1.2.x, I’ve tried to make this release backwards-compatible all the way back to BP 1.2.6. For BP 1.2.x users, you’ll probably notice that the parentheses are missing from the navigation tabs. You can add them back by downloading these language files and placing them in your /wp-content/languages/ folder.

    For those of you who have modified the bundled templates from v1.0, you might need to compare your modified templates with the bundled ones in v1.1.

    A big thank you to mrjarbenne for supporting this release. If you’re trying out this version, you should thank him!

    Also, uber-props to apeatling for the original core code and for allowing me to maintain the plugin.

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  • Good on you for updating this ray!

    great news!

    Avatar of Nm
    nm
    Participant

    @nahummadrid

    Thanks! This is excellent!

    Avatar of imwarrior
    imwarrior
    Member

    @imwarrior

    Thanx a lot …very very thankful..

    Thumb up to u @r-a-y

    Avatar of @mercime
    @mercime
    Keymaster

    @mercime

    Three cheers!!! Thank you @r-a-y :-)

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    Woop woop! This is huge. Thanks so much for taking this over.

    Few things I noticed:
    * If a member has 0 followers or is following 0 people, the nav tabs don’t appear.
    * Same with the subnav in Activity. Seems like it should just say “This user is not following anyone.” instead.
    * “Users following me” and “Users I’m following” makes me think too much
    * The toolbar top level menu feels out of place
    * If you want to keep the “Follow” top level menu, maybe try to position it under “Friends” so it stays in the same order as the tabs
    * Maybe add “Followers” and “Following” as children of activity
    * The activity stream query seems a bit slow. I haven’t looked at this code in months, but maybe there are some optimizations that can be made to the query.
    * Notifications don’t seem to want to clear.

    All-in-all, I’m excited to be able to use this on the .org’s going forward.

    This is great, one thing… When I click on the “Stop following user” button it takes me to an 404 page. Any idea how I can fix that?

    Avatar of Quint
    Quint
    Participant

    @qrahaman

    Awesome! Thanks. One thing I noticed was the subnav not evident on the Following tab… probably because there aren’t any subnav menu items but I think having an empty one there would make the “theme” consistent with the other main navigation tabs. Thanks again, @r-a-y!

    Avatar of kennywright
    kennywright
    Member

    @kennywright

    Thank you for your time and effort, @r-a-y! This is a happy day.

    Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
    Participant

    @xevo

    An idea for next version: Privacy.

    Make an option for people to hide their account untill the person allows you to follow it, a bit like twitter.

    Avatar of Quint
    Quint
    Participant

    @qrahaman

    @r-a-y,

    Just a suggestion:

    1. Screen real estate for the tabs is precious. “Following” and “Followers” each have its own tab. Is it possible to consolidate under one tab, and just use a legend (color, specified by the developer through CSS?) as a visual indicator to the user to identify the difference between the two? Maybe a dropdown to select which one to view?

    2. If that’s possible, then the count of each type could be shown in tab label next to each other?

    Just ideas… anyway, thanks again. This really does increase the social networking aspects by maintaining connections through, what is essentially a digital portfolio.

    Avatar of unknown89
    unknown89
    Member

    @unknown89

    You will need to add this to your themes style.css to fix overlapping follow/unfollow buttons on the members directory page.

    `ul.item-list li div.action {
    top: 18px;
    }
    ul.item-list li div.action .follow, .unfollow {
    position: relative;
    top: 18px;
    }`

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
    Participant

    @imjscn

    This is the sweetest thing since BP1.5, thanks , @r-a-y , one more thing to ask — some BP functions(or plugins) can choose to be “Friends Only” or ” if has friends…” , can we have “Followers Only” to replace this “Friends” componence completely?

    Great!

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    Cool! Feedback!

    @johnjamesjacoby

    * If a member has 0 followers or is following 0 people, the nav tabs don’t appear.
    – The original version did not show those tabs if it was empty so I decided to keep it that way at least for v1.1. Will change this for v1.1.1.

    * “Users following me” and “Users I’m following” makes me think too much
    – Gotcha. I’m changing this to “Following (COUNT)” and “Followers (COUNT)” for the WP Admin Bar in the next version to coincide with the point above.

    * The toolbar top level menu feels out of place
    * If you want to keep the “Follow” top level menu, maybe try to position it under “Friends” so it stays in the same order as the tabs
    – This isn’t currently possible in BP. See ticket #3769.

    * Maybe add “Followers” and “Following” as children of activity
    – Currently, “Following” is already a subnav tab of activity only when the user is following though. I’ve addressed this so it will show all the time in the development version. “Followers” isn’t shown at all. If enough people request this one, I’ll add it.

    * The activity stream query seems a bit slow. I haven’t looked at this code in months, but maybe there are some optimizations that can be made to the query.
    – It’s probably a little slow on large installations like testbp.org. Should probably test along side the friend component’s activity since they both should be using similar code, but I agree that the activity stream query needs to be looked at.

    * Notifications don’t seem to want to clear.
    Can’t really duplicate this one locally, but I do seem to have the problem on testbp.org. Will investigate. If anyone can list the steps to duplicate this bug, that would be great!

    @frizzo – Thanks for reporting this bug. Follow buttons did not work when javascript was disabled. This is fixed in the development version:
    https://github.com/r-a-y/buddypress-followers/zipball/master

    @qrahaman – You can modify the templates yourself by copying /buddypress-followers/_inc/templates/ directly to your WP theme. About consolidating tabs, I’m not sure if I will add this to the plugin. Some people will want it at the top level, some will want them consolidated like yourself. You could unhook the current “bp_follow_setup_nav” code and then run your own code to consolidate the tabs. The code is in the plugin.

    @xevo – I have an idea about how to approach privacy for BP Follow, but it’s rather cumbersome. This will probably not get added for some time.

    @unknown89 – You’re right that the buttons overlap in the directory. I was thinking of adding some inline CSS to the plugin, but thought it’s more of a general bp-default theme issue. I felt that it should be easy enough for theme devs to add a few lines of CSS themselves.

    @imjscn – Plugins need to add support for BP Follow. As an example, etivite recently updated one of his plugins, Restrict Messages, to add BP Follow support. You can push other plugin devs to add support if they choose to, but it’s not my responsibility to sway them ;)

    Avatar of Xevo
    Xevo
    Participant

    @xevo

    @r-a-y Thanks for the response, might wanna share that idea so I can give it a go myself? I was thinking on somehow activating the friends component if someone checked that they wish their stream to be hidden. But having both components on might be a bit of a hassle.

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
    Keymaster

    @johnjamesjacoby

    With this installed, single user activity streams only show activity for people they are following.

    Steps to reproduce:

    1. Login
    2. Visit testbp.org/activity/
    3. Click the Following tab
    4. Goto: http://testbp.org/members/johnjamesjacoby/activity/just-me
    5. Goto: http://testbp.org/members/johnjamesjacoby/activity/mentions/
    6. Both #4 and #5 actually show the activity from #3.

    Probably a cookie issue of some kind?

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    @johnjamesjacoby – Thanks for the bug report!

    Development version has a potential fix:
    https://github.com/r-a-y/buddypress-followers/zipball/master

    Can you test it out and let me know?

    Avatar of James
    James
    Participant

    @janismo

    hi @r-a-y
    what I was able to test from your development version on BP 1.5.1, WP 3.2.1 so far:

    – Show the following / followers tabs even when empty (working)
    – “With this installed, single user activity streams only show activity for people they are following”
    If @johnjamesjacoby means subnav tabs “Personal” “Mentions” etc. activity, now it is working fine, but it looks like “Following” tab now shows personal activity of the user;
    – logged in users have “Follow” button in their own profile headers.

    Avatar of @mikey3d
    @mikey3d
    Participant

    @mikey3d

    @r-a-y said:
    “Like Boone stated, a volunteer needs to spend a couple of hours out of their schedule to update it and release it. I was about to update this plugin for a project, but they decided they liked the friends feature better.”

    And now BP Followers v1.1 is out!

    Is this plugin “BuddyPress Private Messages for Followers Only” going to works?

    Avatar of abyss
    abysshorror
    Member

    @abysshorror

    Hi, I’m running WP 3.3 and BP 1.5.2 and I can’t get this plugin to correctly work.
    Whenever I click on follow user, it sends me to http://localhost/wp/user/followers/start/?_wpnonce=8a0732f7fa
    but I get an empty “Members” page.

    Avatar of r-a-y
    r-a-y
    Moderator

    @r-a-y

    v1.1.1 should address some of the issues in this thread, see the changelog:

    http://buddypress.org/community/groups/buddypress-followers/changelog/

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