[buddypress-dev] Re: 'Friend' or 'Fan'?
ponara at gmail.com
Sat May 24 19:03:53 GMT 2008
I'd like to suggest that with news/publication type blog networks, e.g.
HuffingtonPost, you're not interested in friendships as much as tracking a
particular author/blogger's latest articles. In their set up, (which uses
MT), you are a 'fan' of a blogger, and can therefore keep up to date on his
On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 10:14 PM, Bryan Phelps <bryanphelps at gmail.com>
> Great fix...can't wait to check it out.
> On Tue, May 20, 2008 at 6:51 PM, Andy Peatling <
> andypeatling at automattic.com> wrote:
>> On 19-May-08, at 5:55 PM, Andy Peatling wrote:
>> @ Anday
>>> "*It should render the details for the blog owner. Basically, the ID for
>>>> user that has defined that blog as their primary blog. Your primary blog
>>>> a user icon next to the tab in the admin area. That is where your
>>>> details will show. I believe I'm right in thinking a blog can only have
>>>> primary user assigned to it?"*
>>>> But unfortunately, I found it is possible to assign a blog as the
>>>> blog to many users, I just tried it on my wpmu v1.5.1 site, in this
>>>> case, "
>>>> *blog owner -* *the ID for the user that has defined that blog as their
>>>> primary blog"* mechanism will get problem.
>>> Hmm, I'm sure this was not the case on my installation. We will need to
>>> find a way to work around / address this if the above is correct.
>> We have found a workaround to this (actually Matt did) that will fix the
>> issues with blog owners and profiles. Instead of invoking the $authordata
>> variable and using that to render the profile, we are matching the blog
>> domain/path to the user.
>> So, if you visit "andy.buddypress.org" it will take the "andy" part and
>> display the profile for the user "andy". That way, only the profile for the
>> user that signed up with this blog will be shown. You can still assign new
>> administrators/contributors/authors etc etc, but the owners profile will
>> only ever show.
>> I've made this change and it seems to be working well for both subdomains
>> and subfolders. It should also in theory fix the problems people have been
>> having with links, pages and categories.
>> I will be checking this in shortly, and hoping to tag a v0.2 of the
>> extended profile component ASAP. We still have a bunch of bugs to fix with
>> some new feature additions.
>> Andy Peatling | Social Engineer | Automattic
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Ponara Steven Eng
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