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BuddyPress-Links 0.4.x Releases and Support

  • Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    I just tagged BuddyPress links 0.4-beta. Please test in your development environment and report any issues on this thread. Please do not post a bug unless you see the behavior with the default theme activated to rule out child theme issues.

    !!! This version upgrade updates every link entry in the database to populate a new field, so back up your data !!!

    Here are the changes for this version:

    * Initial group integration support added

    * Added profile and group sharing features

    * Create link directly from user profile and group pages

    * Moved link list update/error messages to inside the current link’s LI block

    * Added external link icon next to main link URL on the link list

    * All link list targets and rels are no longer set by default and must be explicitly set with a filter

    * All link list content is now separately filterable for finer control over URLs and content

    * Load members profile links using plugins template instead of members home action

    * Link description can be configured as optional with a constant.

    * Usability fixes to the link create/admin form (props Mike Pratt)

    * Heavy duty javascript refactoring

    Download here:

    http://downloads.wordpress.org/plugin/buddypress-links.0.4-beta.zip

    Enjoy!

    Marshall

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    gian-ava
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    @gian-ava

    Hi MrMraz, I installed the old plugin since a few weeks and I haven’t had the occation to see how it works, simply because it is not obvious straight away that this is more of a BP component, such as Groups and Forums.

    I scratched my head off trying understand HOW to create a link (and I am not the only one http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/is-there-a-buddypress-plugin-that-can). To me it wasn’t clear that you need to manually create a link to the Links directory or something like that, wich mean you need a place in your navigation to put “Links”, along with Members, Forums, Groups (wplace that I don’t have on my site).

    Anyway, I got two basic problems (with 0.3.2). I already got a page on my site called “links”. I’ve changed the buddypress-links.php file, line 24:

    from

    define( ‘BP_LINKS_SLUG’, ‘links’ );

    to

    define( ‘BP_LINKS_SLUG’, ‘members-links’ );

    which I find more appropriate for my site. But I noticed the warning message:At this time, it is not recommended that you try to override this!

    So, what am I to do?

    Another problem is that when I try to create a link i got the error:

    Warning: require_once(single/forms/details.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in …(mypath)/wp-content/themes/(mytheme)/bp-links-default/create.php on line 22

    I’ve checked the file and that line was not coded properly:

    require_once ‘single/forms/details.php’;

    instead of: require_once (‘single/forms/details.php’);

    Did it work for everybody else, that way?

    Otherwise, I am going to test 0.4, since I see that there is a feature to “Create link directly from user profile and group pages”.

    I’ll let you know.

    Avatar of gian-ava
    gian-ava
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    @gian-ava

    Hi MrMraz, I installed the old plugin since a few weeks and I haven’t had the occation to see how it works, simply because it is not obvious straight away that this is more of a BP component, such as Groups and Forums.

    I scratched my head off trying understand HOW to create a link (and I am not the only one http://buddypress.org/forums/topic/is-there-a-buddypress-plugin-that-can). To me it wasn’t clear that you need to manually create a link to the Links directory or something like that, wich mean you need a place in your navigation to put “Links”, along with Members, Forums, Groups (wplace that I don’t have on my site).

    Anyway, I got two basic problems (with 0.3.2). I already got a page on my site called “links”. I’ve changed the buddypress-links.php file, line 24:

    from

    define( ‘BP_LINKS_SLUG’, ‘links’ );

    to

    define( ‘BP_LINKS_SLUG’, ‘members-links’ );

    which I find more appropriate for my site. But I noticed the warning message:At this time, it is not recommended that you try to override this!

    So, what am I to do?

    Another problem is that when I try to create a link i got the error:

    Warning: require_once(single/forms/details.php) [function.require-once]: failed to open stream: No such file or directory in …(mypath)/wp-content/themes/(mytheme)/bp-links-default/create.php on line 22

    I’ve checked the file and that line was not coded properly:

    require_once ‘single/forms/details.php’;

    instead of: require_once (‘single/forms/details.php’);

    Did it work for everybody else, that way?

    Otherwise, I am going to test 0.4, since I see that there is a feature to “Create link directly from user profile and group pages”.

    I’ll let you know.

    Avatar of 21cdb
    21cdb
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    @21cdb

    MrMaz: I’m still on vacation, but heared that you are now part of the buddypress-dev team! Congratulations, i’m really excited about the API you are working on. I guess the abilty to post Links as Activity-Item-Attachement from the “John Doe Postbox” won’t be there before BP 1.4?

    I have a small question. Does the “Automatic thumbnail picker” in BP-Links only works for certain websites and what are the criteria to get Rich Media detected? I’m asking because most of my Links show up without an automatic detected thumbnail, but the articles i’m “linking” have a lot of pictures on it? Do you see any potential to improve the “Automatic thumbnail picker”. Links Directory looks really great with thumbnails, but my users are to lazy to upload them manually.

    One of the sites that doesn’t get detected is http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,688472,00.html

    Kudos to all your hard work!

    Avatar of 21cdb
    21cdb
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    @21cdb

    MrMaz: I’m still on vacation, but heared that you are now part of the buddypress-dev team! Congratulations, i’m really excited about the API you are working on. I guess the abilty to post Links as Activity-Item-Attachement from the “John Doe Postbox” won’t be there before BP 1.4?

    I have a small question. Does the “Automatic thumbnail picker” in BP-Links only works for certain websites and what are the criteria to get Rich Media detected? I’m asking because most of my Links show up without an automatic detected thumbnail, but the articles i’m “linking” have a lot of pictures on it? Do you see any potential to improve the “Automatic thumbnail picker”. Links Directory looks really great with thumbnails, but my users are to lazy to upload them manually.

    One of the sites that doesn’t get detected is http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/natur/0,1518,688472,00.html

    Kudos to all your hard work!

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @gian-ava

    Please post again once you have tried 0.4-beta. I don’t want to clutter this thread with 0.3.x support.

    Regarding changing the slug, it is not recommended because I have not received any feedback on how well it works. If you are willing to test it and give feedback that would be great!

    @21cdb

    No activity stream attachments until we can integrate something into the core (1.4 or later).

    The API parses the remote HTML file and sorts all of the images it finds in order of priority, jpgs, then pngs, then gifs.

    Right now the remote image size must be between 2048 and 51200 bytes (checked with a HEAD request).

    If the images are not in that range, or their site’s server has some kind of anti-hotlinking blocking, or if the image’s server does not support a HEAD request, then they will not show up in the thumb picker.

    The API will attempt a HEAD request on up to 24 images, and will stop once it has found 12 images that allow a remote referrer, and are within the byte range (above).

    If you have any ideas to improve on this algorithm, let me know :)

    Avatar of gasparking
    gasparking
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    @gasparking

    Hi MrMraz,

    Great to have group links !

    Is there be a way with 0.4 to move previously created links inside a group ?

    There could be an option (checkboxes?) in the advanced settings allowing the user to post a link in a specific group

    eric

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @gasparking

    Click on the share button in the link listing and select the “Group” radio, then pick a group from the list.

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    If you have tested 0.4-beta please post on this thread even if you haven’t encountered any bugs!

    Avatar of bpisimone
    bpisimone
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    @bpisimone

    Yes, done some testing. No bugs found yet, looks nice @MrMaz!

    Avatar of Anton
    Anton
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    @antonrsaopencirclecoza

    I’ve tested it on single WP and WPMU and it works 100%. Same as @Bpisimone. No bugs found. I had a problem with 0.3.2 where I couldn’t see the link votes when using the filter on specific links but it works now. Well done MrMaz!

    One question. What’s the difference between the filters “highest rated” and “most votes”?

    No bugs found yet (except the conflict with Simple Tags that I reported in the 0.3 thread.

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @Anton

    That is good news!

    Highest Rated = highest average vote

    Most Votes = highest total votes

    @dennis_h

    Thanks for the report. I will try to see what the conflict is.

    Avatar of pcwriter
    pcwriter
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    @pcwriter

    @Mrmaz

    Great new features! Running WPMU2.9.2/BP1.2.3 with child theme of bp-default.

    Sharing works flawlessly; from group to group or profile, from profile to group or other profile, from directory to group or profile. Link creation from group and profile works fine too. And activity stream commenting also works across all pages as it should, including comment deletion.

    Two suggestions:

    1 – I think the “Share” button should also be present on the activity single page and the link home page, ‘cuz that’s where all the discussion is going to happen. Perhaps right next to “Public Link” / “Active X time ago”?

    2 – It would be great (imho) if a thumbnail could also be shown in the activity stream and on the activity single page.

    Great stuff… thanks for this!

    Avatar of stwc
    stwc
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    @stwc

    MrMaz: I’m still on vacation, but heared that you are now part of the buddypress-dev team!

    Hey, congrats! I had no idea, either.

    Also, will test the new version ASAP, with thanks!

    Avatar of stwc
    stwc
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    @stwc

    Everything seems to work perfectly so far.

    Not sure why when I Share –> Share this link in My Profile, it returns an error div with ‘Sharing a link with yourself is not allowed.’

    Am I misunderstanding what that Share link is for in that context? (Makes perfect sense to me in adding it to a Group, though.)

    Avatar of arnonel
    arnonel
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    @arnonel

    @MrMaz

    I saw the announcement that you are joining the BP team…

    Where does that leave the Links Developments? Im still keen on the “Post to Digg” type feature….

    that still coming?

    Pro still coming?

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @stwc Profile sharing is a way to “copy” someone else’s link into your own link list. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to make that more obvious.

    @arnonel Links is not going anywhere, and I am still planning on a Pro version.

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    @MrMaz, In the pro version will it be able to stream in RSS/Atom feeds without manually adding the links?

    And also, can you embed code into it from youtube?

    Avatar of stwc
    stwc
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    @stwc

    @stwc Profile sharing is a way to “copy” someone else’s link into your own link list. Let me know if you have any ideas on how to make that more obvious.

    Ah, OK. Maybe just a change of wording then, or hide that My Profile radio button if I’m the link creator?

    Avatar of gian-ava
    gian-ava
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    @gian-ava

    MrMraz, when I create a group link, the link is indeed created, but not associated to the group. Just a regular link.

    http://cureuphoria.com

    Yes, it’s beta 0 .4.

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @gian-ava

    I just noticed that the create group link form is showing even if I am not logged in, which is bad. I think maybe you are trying to add a link to a group that you aren’t a member of, as that would not work behind the scenes.

    I will get this resolved before final is tagged.

    Avatar of gian-ava
    gian-ava
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    @gian-ava

    No, I am the admin of all groups, for the moment.

    Thanks for checking this out.

    Avatar of gian-ava
    gian-ava
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    @gian-ava

    MrMaz, the play_photo icon is terrible!

    We need to find something better for the plugin.

    ;-)

    If you want I’ll see what I wan come up with.

    Avatar of billygin
    billygin
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    @billygin

    Hi MrMraz, thanks for this helpful plugin

    I’m using BP1.2.3 ( with BuddyPress Widget Theme 1.2 ) + WPMU 2.9.1

    i still have a problem with ajax : whan creating a link, “modifiy avatar” and “parameters” contents don’t appear : i just can see the tittles

    is it due to the theme ?

    many thanks !

    Avatar of MrMaz
    MrMaz
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    @mrmaz

    @gian-ava

    its easy to change that by overriding the style.

    @billygin

    see if you still have the problem if the default theme is activated, if not then your theme is breaking it.

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