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people willing to alpha test a plugin for buddypress

  • Avatar of Magi182
    Magi182
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    @magi182

    Hey community…

    I have the first round done of a plugin/widget that builds a jquery-powered slideshow from your latest posts. I was wondering if there was anyone here who would be interested in alpha testing, and providing feedback on the design/functionality/code/personal grooming.

    And if you are a wpmu security guru, your feedback would be especially appreciated.

    If you are interested, pm me or reply to this thread and I’ll provide a link for download.

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  • Avatar of Roy McKenzie
    Roy McKenzie
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    @roymckenzie

    I’d be interested.

    Avatar of Hyrxx
    hyrxx
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    @hyrxx

    me to,

    does the widget appear on the users main profile page?

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    count me in, please :)

    Avatar of Enlightenmental1
    enlightenmental1
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    @enlightenmental1

    does this plugin add tables to the database?

    Avatar of Magi182
    Magi182
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    @magi182

    @Enlightenmental1

    The plugin works mostly off the post and media library architecture. The database interaction is principally adding entries to wp_postmeta. It saves the post as a slideshow post by a boolean _jqss_is_showing, and, if desired you can add a special slideshow image with a meta field called jqss_image to contain the URL of the image. If you are lazy like me, you can just insert an image in the body of a post, and the plugin will sniff that out (hopefully) and use it as the slideshow image.

    It saves widget options in wp_options. Pretty standard stuff I would guess.

    @Hyrxx

    My intention was that the widget would appear on the main page of the site, where the admin would select pages from the main blog to feature. I am working on a few CSS themes to make the presentation a little snazzier. A regular blog could use it in any sidebar. I guess that I could hook it into TinyMCE so you could put a slideshow of posts in a post, but that might get ugly if the person accidentally slideshow-selected the post that had the slideshow in it.

    Avatar of Magi182
    Magi182
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    @magi182

    well, private messaging is still not working on the site, so here’s the download link:

    http://www.asomatic.net/plugins/wp-jquery-slideshow.zip

    I’d appreciate all feedback. You can mail to me or reply on the plugin thread.

    Thanks again, I really appreciate your time.

    Avatar of Maythil
    Maythil
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    @maythil

    Hi, Magi,

    I have reached the stage where I get the message “Doofus, you need more than one slide to have a slideshow”. This is after uploading 2 or 3 images to the image folder concerned. What’s next? Pls advise.

    Avatar of Magi182
    Magi182
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    @magi182

    @Maythil Sorry, I guess the first thing I need to do is better explain this in the readme.txt!

    You’ll need to chose some posts to feature in the slideshow. Each post’s edit page has a new meta window: JQuery Slideshow. You’ll need to activate the posts you want to be shown in the slideshow by:

    1. Editing the post(s) you want in the slideshow

    2. going to the RH side of the edit window in the JQuery Slideshow Widget box

    3. choosing “show this post” from the pulldown

    That will make that post available to the slideshow. The widget will attempt to grab any images that are part of the post body and show them as the big slideshow image. Alternatively, you can set a special slideshow image by uploading an image to the media library, and setting a custom field for the post called (without quotes) “jqss_image” where the value is the complete URL of the image.

    The general idea is something similar to whats in the UL corner of http://abc.go.com/

    Avatar of KevinHeath
    KevinHeath
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    @kevinheath

    I’m a newbe to WP, MU and BuddyPress so if you want feedback from the novice point of view, count me in.

    I can only learn through experiment.

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