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@mentions – removeing the @ ?


  • nanchante2
    Member

    @nanchante2

    Hi,

    Is it possible to have the mention functionality still work by removing the @ requirement? So that anytime someone write the name of a user in a post, it became a mention and alerted the user in question?

    A bit like facebook I guess…

    Thanks!

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  • Paul Gibbs
    Keymaster

    @djpaul

    Right now, the implementation requires an “@” character because that’s what we look for. I can think of ways of making it nicer in the future, but it’s not a trivial task.


    nanchante2
    Member

    @nanchante2

    Hi Paul,

    I think that for most (of my) users, they wouldn’t know what an @mention is, or that they could @mention someone.

    Making it as “simple” as creating the mention when the users name was typed would be so much better.

    I have no doubt that it isn’t a small task, but I think it would be a very worthy one.


    Bowe
    Participant

    @bowromir

    Use Paul his BP Labs plugin to make it more intuitive for the user.. it shows a nice popup as soon as someone types the @ character: https://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bp-labs/

    And some preview images: http://bp-tricks.com/featured/add-mentions-auto-complete-to-your-buddypress-site-with-the-bp-labs-plugin/


    nanchante2
    Member

    @nanchante2

    But this still relies on the user knowing they need to @someone.

    What I want is that when ever someone mentons another user by referencing their name only, it does the @mention function.

    Not having to type @someone is far more intuitive. Just type someone instead.

    Much more betterer…. ;P

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