bpContents 1.0 Alpha 2 Released
- Added sitewide member, group and blog categories.
- Added member, group and blog category widgets.
- Added pagination to directories.
- Added checks to make sure that bp is installed and loaded before bpc.
- Move blog tagging to a blog Profile page in the member theme.
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chouf1, the bpc 1.0 alpha 2.1 version is only if you are running bp 1.0.1.
If you updated to bp 1.0.1 in the first few hours of it’s life, you should download and install it again. That initial release had some problems with certain sites and plugins. The problems were fixed and you should download and install bp 1.0.1 again.
The exact symptoms you are describing are what I ran into also with bp 1.0.1. Andy fixed a couple of things and updated the download. The changes were just slipstreamed. The version number wasn’t bumped.
@Michael Berra, I agree on the sitewide total content tag cloud. I’m working on it. The other thing you brought up about forcing categories on people is a site designer issue. bpc can provide you with the categories and the ability to do that.
The purpose of bpc is to allow programmers and designers to have the tools to accomplish a variety of things they couldn’t before. I’m going to focus on providing tools and abilities. The features you are seeing now are just eye candy that is useful. It’s a demonstration of what can be accomplished with bpc.
great plugin !
Is it possible that a user is defining whether he is a “plumber” or “architect” (Member Category select from a drop-down-field) during sign-up ?
i update the site;cleared all;
tried with facebuddy member theme;
tried with bpmember theme;
problem is still there.
On profile i see that:
activities is empty (i’m admin and testing everywhere…could not be empty at all)
groups (i am in 2) empty
friends ( empty
mystery gravatar instead of mine
I’m upgrading another site to bp 1.0.1 and I’ll see if I have any issues there like you are describing.
1) Upgrade to bp 1.0.1 with bpc alpha 2 running.
- Member directory stops working as expected
- Everything else seems to be working fine
2) Upgrade to bpc alpha 2.1
- Member directory works fine now
Default bp home theme and member theme.
The issues you describe with activity, friends and other things in bp not working after the 1.0.1 upgrade seem to be related to the bp 1.0.1 upgrade, not bpc. bpc doesn’t touch any of those areas.
Did you re-download and install bp 1.0.1 or get it from SVN? It sounds like you are still running the broken bp 1.0.1.
I upgraded from svn. No changes.
The issue with activity, etc is not working within the plugin profile call. Anywhere else these things work well.
I don’t think I really understand the issue. You are having problems with bpc activated? They go away when you deactivate the plugin?
Yes, with bpc activated.
All works correctly excepted, with bpc on, the standard “member list” wich shows a profile page issued from bpc i guess.
The bp accesses to profile are all working without trouble.
The profile who appears when cliking on “members” or on one of the categories created with bpc shows:
basic fieldset ok
2 additonnal fields of mine ok
The avatar is gravatar. In bp profile the avatar is on my server.
activity, groups, friends are empty
each title shows-up with (0)
The activity streams issue is related to bp 1.0.1 other people seem to be having a similar problem with that verison of bp.
If you are using bp 1.0.1 then you need to be using bpc alpha 2.1 which is here:
The alpha 2 version will not work properly with bp 1.0.1.
yep ! now it works.
seems that i haven’t update the oci-content in the member themes before
OK. Well I’m glad things are working for you now.
How can i set the current category near the member list title ?
in directories/members/index.php:line 7
<h3><?php _e( ‘Member Listing’, ‘buddypress’ ) ?> – cat. here </h3>
I knew something was missing from the directories. I’ll fix that with something like:
Viewing 1 of 5 Members for the category ‘The Category Name’ at the top of the directory listing. I’ll fix that for the tags also. Thanks.
De nada !
There is a switch in the oci_get_the_cloud function.
Defaut is array, but i want the list. Where is the setting for this ?
Documentation for all things bpc is on the way. In the mean time from the template tag function you can use ‘format=list’.
<?php oci_the_cloud_members("smallest=8&largest=14&unit=pt&format=list") ?>
Now that i’ve completed my project i can try bpContent ! Too cool to be real! I’ll send you a feedback soon
Is it possible with this plugin to have the user actually choose from a preselected sub-list of what tags they want to add?
1. I create category ‘church affiliation’
2. under that category I create sub-cats like
The user then selects ‘baptist’ so the tag ‘baptist’ is added to their group/blog. Then I could create a widget to display all the groups/blogs belonging to tag ‘baptist’… that would make it really easy to sort the members.
The reason I ask about sub-cats is because I am concerned that if they put in their own tag I could end up with either misspellings etc that would end up ‘orphaning’ the group/blog from that category.
There are only a ‘short list’ of categories that I want to ‘force’ the user to choose from such as above. There are many other categories that I would like to add, where user input of the tag itself is preferred, which is obviously the way the system seems to work now.
I can see a ‘future’ where I could somehow tie the category questions to a page the user is presented with after registration like many other sites do. That way from the get go I can sort brand new groups/blogs properly.
We already have something like I describe above for the members profile itself, just curious if this would work for groups/blogs as I don’t seem to find the same type of category choices when creating a new group/blog
thanks again for such a great plugin. I can really see using this one a lot!
The bpc categories can be hierarchial like you describe Anointed. All content in bpc is a tree of either containers (tags and categories) or content items. Containers can have child containers. Categories are containers. So categories can have child categories like you describe.
The current user interface just doesn’t do that. I’m working on the docs for bpc right now. The next release will be a programmer’s version with all the classes and functions documented. People will be able to create whatever they want.
@Burt Adsit, When you finish with the project place in wordpress.org !
gpo1, that’s the plan when it gets out of alpha. ‘Soon now’.
Oh, ya. I’m a programmer. A project is never ‘finished’.
Burt can you read here and give your opinion ?
The release of bpc alpha 3 is going to be delayed. I’ve come to the conclusion that the use of MPTT is just too aggressive and problematic. There is also the issue of deriving classes from bp’s classes. That just isn’t going to work well either.
So I’ve got some re-engineering to do down at the lowest levels to eliminate the MPTT. I also have to implement a ‘content browser’ earlier than I had planned. This is going to take a little while longer.
“The bpc categories can be hierarchial like you describe Anointed. All content in bpc is a tree of either containers (tags and categories) or content items. Containers can have child containers. Categories are containers. So categories can have child categories like you describe.
The current user interface just doesn’t do that. I’m working on the docs for bpc right now.”
Hi Burt –
This plugin is extremely useful to our website because it offers so many categories. As you mentioned here, the nesting or child container capability does not seem to be active right now. As you are working on the code updates, will it be possible to take existing categories that have existing items and move them into a tree strucutre without having to reassign categories, or perhaps just amend the name of the categories?
To explain, I had wanted to make a Group Category called Boats, and then two subcategories, one called Types and one called Manufacturers. Since the ‘nesting’ is not ready right now, I had to make two top level categories, one that is labeled BOATS – Types and one that is labeled BOATS – Manufacturers. I had to do the same with COMMUNITIES (9 separate top level categories instead of 1), and for COUNTRIES, I had to create 27 separate top level categories instead of 1.
So I hope you can understand my desire to take these existing categories, which will soon be tied to any number of groups, and be able to rename them and put them under a new broader category. Otherwise, it will mean having to delete and recreate all these categories.
Also, one other feature request: if you can add an alphabetization sorting to the cateogries, that would be really useful.
The alpa 3 release is going to happen here soon. It will initially only support tags and will not be backwardly compatible with prior releases. The UI will be very similar but the core has changed significantly. The hierarchical categories is scheduled for later.
A reminder that relying on alpha release code is really not a good idea on a production site.
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