Duplicating the Wire, adding fields
I’m not a programmer at all, and my attempt to simply rename the directory and bp-wire.php didn’t work out, so I’m coming to you all to ask for advice.
I’m looking for a plugin that takes user data, specific to their user account, and posts it just like the wire. I need added fields instead of just the one wire field, but that’s a side problem for now.
Ideally, I could just clone the wire, name it wire2, and have two pieces of functionality that are basically complete dupes of each other.
On top of having the wire functionality, you could have something like special story posts, restaurant reviews, whatever. Like twitter asks “what are you doing right now”, you could duplicate the wire functionality to ask all sorts of questions on the same site, keeping them separate and distinct.
That’s the broad usage description. To make it more functional, adding fields would be amazing. Instead of having one block of text, you could ask the question “What are you listening to right now?” and have separate fields for the band and song, for example. From there you could add a rating, a block of text for notes or a review, whatever form fields you wanted.
In the long term, a plugin that does this would be amazing. For my problem in the short term, doing it manually is just fine. I just have no idea how to do it, and my one guess didn’t work out.
So, first of all, how do I get two wires up and running — let’s say wire and wire2. From there, I think I can figure out the additional fields, but I’m sure you’ll hear back from me if I can’t.
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