Extending BuddyPress Rate Forum Posts to rate blog posts
I have created the BuddyPress Rate Forum Posts plugin that allows users to self-moderate the forums. A few forum members have requested that this plugin also be able to rate blog posts. While there are plugins out there that allow for rating blog posts, having one BP plugin that does both makes more sense so that the ‘karma’ points are unified.
This functionality is not needed in the project i’m working on, so I won’t be building it into the plugin on my own. However, one forum member has offered to pay for part of this work. I’m writing this post to see if there are any other people who would like to contribute some $$ to see this new feature implemented. Let me know.
This has already been built (we paid for it).
Works really well, dwenaus did a superb job on it, maybe dwenaus would like to package it into the official plugin?
the problem is that the script i wrote for BOW required that I branch the initial plugin. In order to get the blog comments to work, the settings needed to be saved in a multi-site format. Since then I’ve updated and improved the main plugin (without blog comments). It would take some work to re-integrate this code and provide an upgrade path to existing users so they would not lose their old rating/karma data. For this reason I don’t want to release the plugin I made for BOW. however he is free to pass it around if he likes. the best solution would be for someone else to invest in this re-integration. I could also put it up on github, but again, i don’t want to have two similar yet separate plugins in the wild. maybe I’m being to cautious. anyway.
Heads up: the combined plugin in underway, and will actually be a very powerful plugin where users can vote/rate/like ANYTHING in wordpress and buddypress. I’m developing this for another client, who is paying for the core functionality to vote on images, and they don’t need all the fancy stuff that usually comes in a plugin, such as nice admin options, translation, hooks, filters, etc. They also don’t need to vote groups, forum posts, blog posts, custom post types, blog comments, activity items, etc. With donations I’m also going to write scripts to convert old plugin data to the new plugin, same with group reviews plugin.
If people in the community would like these things, then please make a donation so i can do the extra work and release it properly to the community as an excellent, flexible, extensible, strong plugin. If not donations come it, it will just be for rating images using BP Albums. Even small donations count, so don’t be shy. Paypal donations to email@example.com. I will include all donors in the plugin read me, so please mention any website you’d like me to link to.
To be clear, this plugin is happening 100%, it is already being built. All donations go to the things the community needs that the client does not, as mentioned above. So don’t worry about making a donation and it not being released.
And as a perk, I’ll email early versions to anyone who makes a donation. (if any of this is getting unethical from an open source standpoint, please let me know!)
hmm. I guess no one wants this anymore!
Noooo, it’s still very much wanted. Well, I wasn’t using buddypress back when this topic first started, but this could be a powerhouse of a plugin for lots of communities. I’ve been working on a teacher resource site for some time as part of my job with a state history agency and this plugin (and the extended features) would be verrry valuable. I’ve spent hours and hours trying to extend other plugins myself without too much success. Since the community I’m building is focused around user submitted documents – that ability to rate those documents through coordination with BP Forum Attachments, BP Group Docs, and BP Media would be awesome.
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