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  • Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    Please post here features you want to see in future releases.

    Here are mine:
    1. New datebox field with date selection using jQuery UI
    2. Nice tooltips here and there
    DONE: 3. Group Description page order selection (make it group landing page, changing it’s position)
    4. Adding ability to search groups via custom fields (adding for fields new feature – is searchable)
    IN-PROGRESS: 5. Implementing groups of fields, created in site admin area for easier management in group admin – bulk creation of all fields in some group (props @4ella)
    DONE: 6. Creating pages like Description easily from group admin area
    7. Assign fields to different group pages (props @4ella)
    DONE: 8. different layouts for custom group pages (props @4ella)

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  • Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    Hi, I will check it out now , right now I know that this will be the one of my the most useful Group plugins , I have been searching for groups custom fields for a long time. Today you will get my suggestions , and thanks for this plugin !!

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    @SlaFFik
    first impresion is that Group Extras are really excellent idea and that buddypress gets finally the tool with which will describe perfectly our Groups.
    Because this plugin is exactly what I was searching for I have only 2 suggestions:
    1. Creating fields for every group we have will be very difficult and time consuming and many group owners will refuse to do that and that’s why I suggest following :
    I wish we could create our for example 10-20 custom fields and then we could memorize them in some template(category) with some unique name – so we or better all groups in our site can use that template with one click again , I have 2 types of groups on my site (night bars restaurants & recruitement agencies )
    so I need only 2 types of 20- 30 custom fields for each type of groups , most buddypress installations will have 1-3 types of groups too (on my opinion ) so I think they will also appreciate to not create dropdown fields for every single group they have , do you think is it possible to join those 20 custom fields in some category – folder to use them with another group again ?
    2. Second suggestion can we have description Tab on the first or second place ?On the first place I have Home of the Group Frontapage plugin but on the second place I would like to add Extras – Description .
    I maybe have found one small bug when using checkboxes (but it is only warning – it works well):
    Warning: in_array() [function.in-array]: Wrong datatype for second argument in wp-content/plugins/buddypress-groups-extras/bpge-loader.php on line 93

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    Another suggestion :
    Would be also nice to create those custom fields with possibility to add them to different group pages (again with possibility to have them in some position order ) , right now we have only one page = Description for all of them ( but would be nice to have dropdown menu with other pages like e.g . Description , About us , Contact or other page more group and your site specific).

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @4ella
    Thank you for all your good words.
    1) yes, it’s possible and I have a clue of how to do that;
    2) that’s exactly what I described in 3) idea for future release

    Thanks about the warning, will fix it.

    Your last suggestion is great but will be available for development after I will create an engine to manage groups pages. So it will be in the plugin – but a little bit later (in 1 or 2 releases).

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    1) yes, it’s possible and I have a clue of how to do that;
    excellent , I’m happy and looking forward when it will run (at this moment is maybe more work to create everytime numerous custom fields than to fill them out -:), so they should be done and preinstalled or by admin in admin part or like you have created very nicely (I really like it ) in front end admin but with the possibility to group them in some categories-templates and to let them use by other groups .
    2) that’s exactly what I described in 3) idea for future release
    yes , I know I have noticed that after I have post it -:)

    Thanks about the warning, will fix it. – (Never repeated it again – so maybe it should be cookies related ? )

    Your last suggestion is great but will be available for development after I will create an engine to manage groups pages. So it will be in the plugin – but a little bit later (in 1 or 2 releases).
    Thank you very much , will wait gladly , thanks again for this plugin , it’s very important for me

    Avatar of finni3
    finni3
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    @finni3

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @finni3
    I will implement changing the order into BPGE. So it will be with GUI -> easier to work.

    Avatar of finni3
    finni3
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    @finni3

    @slaffik Yeah, I saw that. Just thought I’d suggest a temporary fix as @4ella was so kind to provide a demo of the plugin.

    Great work btw slaffik!

    Avatar of Bowe
    Bowe
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    @bowromir

    This is a great project SlaFFik.. absolutely amazing!

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    @finni3 thank you for your temporary fix , will take a look now.
    @slaffik – I will wait for your solution , have another small suggestion , description page is a little bit ugly , I would change it to have labels and values next to them , but what about using member “profile public” page buddypress design ? I think that it should be easy to implement buddypress design to the Groups , you can also use member profiles css .
    @bowe – I agree with you , this is a great project, I personaly use more Groups than Members part , so I like this plugin a lot .

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @finni3 and @bowromir – many thanks :)
    @4ella – I tried to use as small custom css as possible to make BPGE fit any BP-ready theme. All the content on Description page is wrapped with a div with class=”extra-data”. So you can redefine styles to your needs. I think that will work for most users.
    But you gave me an idea for some customizations from group admin area. Perhaps I will implement smth like layout system for custom groups pages. Will investigate it further.

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    Hello @slaffik , any update on this plugin ? Hope this promising plugin is not going to die -:(

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @4ella
    Coding in progress. Added pages management (create any number of group pages with any content) and layout management. Will also improve field management. Generally speaking I’m based on the features you asked me too implement.
    I think I will release this plugin with BP 1.3. I’m working with BP trunk and not sure that BPGE supports now BP 1.2.x.

    Avatar of 4ella
    4ella
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    @4ella

    Hello @slaffik , this is very nice news , looking forward for that -:) , I thought that you are going to implement this plugin for BP 1.3 , if you are not sure if this works with v 1.2.8. , I am still using 1.2.8 version , so I can try it out .

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    wwinter86
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    @wwinter86

    1. Change background on default BP theme, like you can with the default WP theme.
    2. Support custom menu on the BP default theme.

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    Great plugin! Thanks! For future, let’s see my needs hit your interests or not:
    1. Some hooks so that we can add some functions into the fieldsets;
    2. Some tags so that we can retrive the field value to do something else.

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    3. Optional data validation ability; — provide a hook to allow a group of field to be created by other plugins;
    4. Fields bulk added by site admin ( future ) — allow site admin choose to be ediable or not;
    5. Add hooks on displaying page for customizing…. do_action(‘bpge_before_page1′)..(‘…. after_page2′)….(‘…middle_page3′)

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    6. Bug –
    When I first created a checkbox field, Group Edit page shows “Wrong datatype for second argument…”, after I checked one of the option, the error message gone.
    When I created a dropdown box without Title, it showed up on Group Edit page and Description page shows a big array with all fields data. When I delete this field, the whole group was deleted.
    Some data validation is needed.

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @imjscn
    6. in todo list
    5. done
    4. didn’t understand. Could you clarify that?
    3. done
    2. didn’t understand. Could you clarify that? What are tags and what to do with them?
    1. done.

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @wwinter86
    That are not plugin feature but the whole theme. Or I didn’t understand features.
    This plugin is for group only – it doesn’t work with the whole site (at least yet).

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    @SlaFFik , thanks for reply!
    Sorry for my illegal English :-)
    2. tags — I mean, if we want to display a field somewhere else, we might want something like this:
    $xfield = bpge_field_x();
    This might not be neccesary coz it can be retrived like retriving group meta. Or maybe we can get something simpler than retriving group meta for dummies like me.
    4. I meant it would be nice if there’s a group of field that only site admin can create and edit. In some cases it’s neccesary, For example, at group creation, I want to add some fields and let the group admin choose it’s a free group or paid group and how much. Those field should not be edited by group admin.

    Avatar of Slava UA
    Slava UA
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    @slaffik

    @imjscn
    2. in todo list already
    4. in todo list already
    :)

    Avatar of imjscn
    imjscn
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    @imjscn

    Thanks for all the great jobs! :-)

    Just wanted to say that I am really impressed at this plugin and would love to encourage the development of it. These features are EXACTLY what I need. How close are we to the release of your next revision? Again, excellent work.

    Another feature which would be cool is photo upload capability for the description page. Thanks again for your efforts.

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