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BuddyPress-Links 0.3 FINAL is here at last

  • Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    Sorry for yet another thread, but a lot of people are saying they are waiting for final to even test this out. Mods please feel free to close my other threads.

    I just tagged 0.3 final. Read all about it here:

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/buddypress-links/

    If you are upgrading from the 0.2.x branch, read the readme.txt VERY carefully!

    Thanks to everyone who helped with this release! Also thanks to Andy for making BuddyPress Links a featured plugin.

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  • Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
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    @hnla

    Couple of things that may be of vague interest.

    1/ Just tested on a unmodified 2.9.1 / 1.2.1 install live server and the plugin seems to work flawlessly on PHP 5.1.6 in your readme.txt you state requirement of 5.2 perhaps to be safe?

    EDIT/ ignore following just read the readme more carefully “not compatible with 1.2.x classic theme” hmm more and more the upgrade to 1.2.1 while maintaining backwards compatibility is simply not a viable proposition. projects like BP / WP rely heavily on third party plugins and the whole extensible nature if upgrades leave major plugins such as Events and Links non functional then there rapidly is little point in backwards compatibility, one finds not much choice but to upgrade fully. I have to know scrunb the theme work I’ve done and start over working on the 1.2.1 stream long before I had wished to given time constraints *sigh*

    2/ appears there’s a possible jquery init issue. trying to get plugin to run on dev server running install using backwards compatible plugin / BP 1.2.1

    As previous posters report Ajax will not fire whatsoever looking at script debugger shows this occuring in your global.js

    ‘bp_init_objects is not defined

    bp_init_objects( [ 'links' ] );

    http://********.co.uk.dev/wp-content/plugins/buddypress-links/themes/bp-links-default/_inc/global.js?ver=2.9.2

    Line 9′

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
    Participant

    @mrmaz

    @hnla

    Thanks for reporting that broken LI tag. I am going to make sure that is fixed for the next release. I am surprised that its not causing anyone problems, weird.

    The PHP 5.2 requirement is based on me developing it on 5.2. WP ships with some compatibility functions for people running older versions of PHP, but since I am not testing my plugin against the compat functions, then I don’t feel comfortable supporting older PHP versions “officially.”

    @kimsoler

    I just tested this myself and did not have any problems. Can you be more specific about what exactly is happening?

    Avatar of Hugo
    Hugo
    Moderator

    @hnla

    Thanks for reporting that broken LI tag. I am going to make sure that is fixed for the next release. I am surprised that its not causing anyone problems, weird.

    Ah there’s a prime example of the tag soup rendering engine at work, shame to say. It’s unlikely that it would cause problems as it would be apparent to browsers what needed silently correcting as opposed to invalidly nested markup preventing CSS from being able to compute where to apply it’s properties correctly for example.

    I Just though it worth mentioning for the record that all appears to function correctly with PHP 5.1.6

    I do find it a shame that the new version ‘almost’ works in backwards compatibility mode, it’s so almost there :)

    Avatar of Anton
    Anton
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    @antonrsaopencirclecoza

    There’s a problem with the links installation on my bp 1.2.1 site running single wp.

    On the links directory, none of the options works to display the links in order – most votes, newly created, etc. When I select a link category, it doesn’t do anything. It keeps on displaying the 10 newest links only. The pagination links doesn’t work also. It keeps on displaying the 10 latest links.

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    Anton sent me a private message that the issue above was a problem with his child theme that was breaking Links.

    Avatar of infution
    infution
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    @infution

    I dont have enough server space to give avatar upload feature to all members, so I dont want the avatar upload feature, how can I disable that please help me

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @infution

    Currently there is no way to disable the avatar feature.

    Avatar of kriskl
    kriskl
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    @kriskl

    is it just me, or Links does not work with new 1.2 BuddyPress default theme??

    I see no option to add new links :(

    sorry if this was discussed already, I had a quick look but did not see anything :(

    Avatar of infution
    infution
    Participant

    @infution

    not avatar feature avatar uploading feature,how can i disable that using the php script edit

    Avatar of pcwriter
    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    @MrMaz

    Just activated Links on a new install of WPMU 2.9.2 / BP1.2.2.1 with Buddypack Fishbook theme.

    Weren’t the link thumbs/avatars supposed to also show on the single page when clicking through from the home page activity stream? (Or is it my memory that’s on the fritz?)

    Avatar of Jumpmuz
    jumpmuz
    Participant

    @jumpmuz

    This is totally totally a nob question, have installed buddy press links but where do my users create links?

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

    @r-a-y

    From the Links directory.

    eg. example.com/links/

    Avatar of Jumpmuz
    jumpmuz
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    @jumpmuz

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    Is there a way to add new categories apart from the default ones provided (new, humor, other)?

    Btw, just installed this plugin and it seems to be working flawlessly. Thanks!

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Sure.. just go to your admin panel and then buddypress > bp-links > manage categories :)

    Avatar of Kunal17
    Kunal17
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    @kunal17

    Thanks Bowe, not sure how I missed that.

    Avatar of agrundner
    agrundner
    Member

    @agrundner

    @MrMaz Is it possible to get custom RSS feeds for each filter type? It would be great to see the feed icon link change with each filter selection.

    Default (shows Most Recent):

    http://mysite.com/links/feed


    Would like to see something like…

    Most Popular:

    http://mysite.com/links/most-popular/feed/

    Highest Rated:

    http://mysite.com/links/highest-rated/feed/

    Avatar of agrundner
    agrundner
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    @agrundner

    @infution I’m concerned as well about the space the avatars will take up. Right now it uploads the images to the uploads folder in its original size (a problem if you have a fixed sized template area you’re working in).

    My wishlist for @MrMaz:

    1. Let admins specify a separate directory to use for BP Links avatar images or create a sub-directory in uploads

    – Reason: It keeps things separate in case we want to remove BP Links in the future and delete all associated images.

    2. Use the setting in WP > Settings > Media to create matching sized thumbnails (i.e. 150×150) and resize images down to the “Medium” image size setting (my max width is currently at 500px).

    – Reason: one word… consistency. Plus, it helps keep things manageable.

    * I noticed the thumbnail BP Links uses is actually the fullsize stored image — but scaled down per the width, height pixel values.

    +++++++

    Advanced cool feature I’d like to see…

    Links that have been voted down by X number (most likely because they’re spam or totally unrelated) automatically get weeded out and their associated image(s) removed. This would free up a lot a space as well.

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @agrunder

    I have added the feeds idea to my list of requests. If I get a bunch of requests I will consider adding that feature.

    Link avatars are already stored in a separate directory under wp-content/blogs.dir/files/link-avatars. I wonder if maybe this is not the case for single WP? I still need to do a bunch more testing.

    The thumbnails that are uploaded are handled very much like the other BuddyPress avatars, and nearly all of the functionality for handling them is re-used as far as code goes. Right now the original “should” be getting resized down to 450×450 on upload, and then a copy down to 150×150 and 50×50 after the crop. All of these dimensions are determined by BP constants.

    The thumbs are scaled down via CSS depending on the situation. For instance the 50×50 is used exactly as is.

    I have not received much feedback at all regarding real world spam issues with Links, but I know eventually there will be a problem. I want to wait to tackle spam when there are real world use-cases to solve, not hypothetical ones.

    What you described is very similar to Digg, and I think would be a cool feature, but maybe not to handle spam. I have planned from the beginning to allow users to set a threshold for negative rated links that would prevent them from showing up, for instance anything rated -5 or lower, don’t show me. The admin could set the default value.

    Thanks for taking the time to submit some valuable feedback.

    Avatar of agrundner
    agrundner
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    @agrundner

    I should have done a bit more testing before providing feedback. BTW, I am using BP Links with a Single WP install on my development server.

    *** I made an error earlier: avatar images aren’t uploaded in their original size to your wordpress uploads folder. The single link page embeds the original fullsize image from the site one links to (again, not the greatest thing if you’re working with a fixed width template), but the thumbnails shown on my Directory Links page are the fullsize image, just scaled down by width and height pixel values. ***

    @MrMaz I’m glad to hear that BP Links is handling resizing and creating thumbnails to the BP constants. I guess things are being handled differently on a Single WP install at the moment. I’ll continue to test this plugin as things develop. Or I might just migrate to WP MU, though I’ve heard WP 3.0 will have a multi-blog feature that one can enable.

    FYI, I encounted another issue. When I created a second test link the Directory Links page only shows one link now (the newest one). However, both created links appear in my Activity Stream.


    In regards to the filtered RSS link:

    I hope other people request this as well. I plan on adding the Most Popular or Highest Rated feed to the site’s twitter updates via twitterfeed.

    Avatar of agrundner
    agrundner
    Member

    @agrundner

    @MrMaz Yeah… I’m not having any luck getting avatars resized and uploaded on a single wordpress install. BP Links (Version 0.3.2) is just embedding the URL of the original image. I’m guessing the plugin currently has no folder structure for a single install like it does for MU, which you stated earlier places avatar images in: /wp-content/blogs.dir/files/link-avatars/ — I’m keeping my fingers crossed the next release will have a fix for this :)

    Out of curiosity, anyone know how I can alter the user link (will be editing: link-header.php)?

    Currently using bp_link_userlink() but I’d like to change the output from mysite.com/user/ to mysite.com/user/links/ so people can see other links posted by the link owner.

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @agrunder

    Before I release 0.4 I am going to do a lot of WP single testing. Support for that is still in its infancy.

    You can change that with the filter ‘bp_get_link_userlink’

    That function is just a wrapper for bp_core_get_userlink() so you could instead use the ‘bp_core_get_userlink’ filter to change the behavior of user links install wide.

    Avatar of Anton
    Anton
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    @antonrsaopencirclecoza

    On wp single, when viewing a single link the filter “Show link votes” doesn’t display the link votes. Only “Sorry, there was no activity found. Please try a different filter”. It works on the activity stream except when viewing a single link.

    Avatar of agrundner
    agrundner
    Member

    @agrundner

    @MrMaz Or we can just wait until WP 3.0 comes out ( http://wpengineer.com/wordpress-3-multisite-settings/ ) since it will have multisite capabilities and it will create a blogs.dir subfolder in wp-content which is compatible with the plugin. But then again I’m not sure how long it will take for v3.0 to hit when we’re currently at v2.9.2.

    Avatar of agrundner
    agrundner
    Member

    @agrundner

    @MrMaz I’ve got some good news for you. While I still can’t get the avatars to work via the thumbnail chooser, I have gotten avatars to work on a single wordpress install when choosing to “Customize” the link’s avatar. In my case it can crop the image and upload the thumbnail and fullsize pic to /wp-content/uploads/link-avatars/

    In case this helps anyone else… I had to use the “Full URL path” in wordpress’ Settings > Miscellaneous to get BuddyPress user avatars to upload (in case someone wants to use a different avatar than their Gravatar)

    Full URL path example: http://www.mysite.com/wp-content/uploads

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