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  1. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I've seen on http://www.atypicalhomeschool.net/wordpress-plugins/ Andrea's ah-recent-posts-mu.txt and recent-comments.zip - and they kind of do what I am looking for, but I am wondering whether anyone has other variant implementations on this idea.

    ah-recent-posts-mu.txt lists the recent posts. recent-comments.php (in the zip) shows the list of recent comments. ah-recent-posts-mu.txt certainly has the advantage over list_all_wpmu_posts that it links to the posts not just the blogs. I think this also reflect multiple blog postings per author, not just the latest from each one. Thanks Andrea_r!

    (BTW ah-recent-posts-mu.txt does not take account of suspended blogs)

    *Question:* Has anyone implemented a different summary for blog postings across the blog? Something that would show the comments added to threads that a viewer might already be interested in? I'm thinking of a nested summary where the hierarchy is posts / comments. e.g.

    this is a posting
    - this is comment 1
    - this is comment 2

    this is another posting
    - this is comment 3
    - this is comment 4

    etc.

    Lastly, (and I thought about writing this in a separate thread as no-one in this forum seems to give a monkey's about it as seldom does anyone comment on it), how about we use *Codex to store code*? At least until WPMUDEV.org has the facility to have multiple authors for any given plugin.

    Ignore my last comment if it will detracts from Codex. At least on Codex I can delete what's clearly not useful to people.

  2. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Thanks. :) The hubby wrote most of it, so I'll tell him.

    Cool idea on the nesting. Should be able to be done by spewing the reults out in an unordered list.

    For storing code in the codex, do you mean a file or something readers can scrape?

  3. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Re: storing code, something like: http://codex.wordpress.org/WPMU_List_All_Postings_Widget

    Where people can actually alter the definitive definition as well as discuss it.

    Better than WPMUDEV.org as on WPMUDEV.org there the same author has to be interested in incorporating your changes as another coder cannot contribute.

  4. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    They probably wrapped it in code tags, like we do here in the forum.

  5. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    So... I don't care where the WPMU community shares code, only that we can build on each others work. WPMUDEV.org is not (yet) such a place as it is too inflexible.

    The forums are a bad place to put such things as we all improve on stuff over time yet there is no way to delete obsolete content: they are also too inflexible.

    I say inflexible because searching here is very inefficent - there is no way for the community to build meaningful navigation structures that reflect the learning they gained when searching. People just keep searching, and unlike on a wiki, the improved search terms are not embodied in the forums where they can be used by others. This means that experts know where stuff is (or how to find it) and novices don't know. This increases the support load on the experts "can't these people do anything for themselves" and disillusions novices into thinking "I can't find anything".

    Once content is found, the rigidity of the posting mechanism denies practically everyone from moving content around. More and more content gets thrown in, further increasing the reliance on search.

    On a wiki the community can lower the junk:content ratio and therefore increase the depth of the content while maintaining the same or increased level of fidelity - this is possible because of the collaborative restructuring that goes on.

    So, to answer your question: yes, given the choices of WPMUDEV or the forums, my preference is to store plugin code on the wiki too, in the pages.

  6. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    http://koala.ilog.fr/twikiirc/bin/irclogger_log/wpmu?date=2006-10-09,Mon&sel=8#l4 says:

    cori[s] at-phenny: tell MartinCleaver http://www.atypicalhomeschool.net/wordpress-plugins/ah-recent-posts-mu.txt looks pretty good except that it only grabs the most recent post from each blog in the last day (not all psts in that period). Maybe good, maybe bad (caveat: haven't tried it, just read the code)

  7. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yep, it does grab posts updated in the last day. BUT, specific to what you want to do, posts are considered updated when they get a new comment.

    So, post from two days ago gets a new comment, it may show up as updated.

  8. mrjcleaver
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Also, it does not seem to hide postings from unticking

    Search Engines: I would like my blog to appear in search engines like Google and Technorati, and in public listings around WordPress.com

    While I think that this is too broad a setting (and misnamed), it's what everything else obeys. So, "Ah show all posts" should do so too.

    Any chance you(r hubby) can update it?

    Thanks,
    Martin.

  9. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    I'll put it on the list. We released that one pretty fast, it does need tweaking.

  10. skcsknathan001
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Andrea,

    I see the Recent Comments on
    http://www.atypicalhomeschool.net/
    It lists comments from different blogs.

    Is the code available?

  11. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    That's a standard WP install, not MU. :)

    My MU install is at http://homeschooljournal.net and my name links to yet another regular WP blog of mine.

  12. skcsknathan001
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Ah.. then is there a code to get Recent Comments for WPMU [sitewide]?

  13. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    If you're using the Sitewide Feed plugin, that'll do it.

  14. skcsknathan001
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Andrea,

    how do you use the sitewide feed plugin to display only recent comments in the main page?
    Can you be specific please?

  15. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Well, I'm not actually. At http://homeschooljournal.net/
    there isn't any spot that shows the most recent comment ssite-wide. There is a comments feed here though - http://homeschooljournal.net/wpmu-feed/comments/

    If you poke aroudn Google, there's plenty of places that will show you how to take a feed and display it on a page somewhere.

    I'd have to figure it out myself, first.

  16. skcsknathan001
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    well...mmm..
    I do have the wpmufeed installed and I do get the feed for full site. http://adadaa.com/wpmu-feed/ works. But http://adadaa.com/wpmu-feed/comments/ doesn't work. It just displays the main page.

    What is wrong?

  17. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    something in the htaccess maybe?

  18. resistance1986
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    sorry if this sounds silly, but can someone tell me how to actually get a widget's php code to work. to i save it as a php file and put it in a folder?

    can't find this anywhere. i assume it's so simple i'm overlooking it completely.

  19. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Yep. :) Put it with all the other widgets you have.

  20. flowers
    Member
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Please tell me what to put in index.php to show ah-recent-posts-mu.txt

  21. andrea_r
    Moderator
    Posted 15 years ago #

    Just call ah_recent_posts_mu(10) in php tags with 10 being how many posts to show.

    I've also edited the plugin file to include how to do this.

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