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For The Heavy Coders Out There (4 posts)

  1. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    So i use snap preview anywhere on my website. I'm looking to find a way to manipulate the URL for the snaps so that I can feed them into a rotating random blogs div on my mainpage.

    here's an example of a snap preview url to an image: http://spa.snap.com/preview/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsuleiman.hadithuna.com%2F&key=bce0e357288db8e537d55dd7c5aad16c&src=hadithuna.com&cp=spa_preview!hadithuna.com&sb=1&v=1.20&act=link

    The part where I would want to pass data into the URL is the "suleiman.hadithuna.com" portion, and I'd like for it to be setup so that I could take the data from WPMU Feed and put it into that link.

    I already have the slideshow code, i just need to figure out how to dynamically generate the link to the image source. Any ideas?

  2. Farms2
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    That is such a damn good idea that it makes me want to spend 3 years in college learning how to do this shit to pull it off :)

  3. suleiman
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    lol..it's definitely something the community would love. I think WPMU is a fantastic product, and I've been truly impressed with the advances the community has made particularly in the last year.

    But where WPMU is weak is in the community tie-ins that really help a community stay tight-knit and grow at the same time. Features like a sitewide feed should be built into the software.

    Anyways, enough of my gripe. Any other coders willing to take the plunge?

  4. lunabyte
    Member
    Posted 14 years ago #

    So you want to use a screenshot of a users blog, which is hopefully cached at snap, and put it into a rotating image div?

    I think you're making it more difficult than it really is.

    Grab a username, swap out your username in the link with theirs, and it's good to go.

    I wouldn't grab a username that hasn't been registered for less than a week or two though, to make sure it's been cached. Maybe even a little longer than that.

    In fact, I already did something similar with php. I don't have it online yet, but it's in my site redesign that I'm putting online this weekend.

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  • Started 14 years ago by suleiman
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