[wp-hackers] Adding "post_tags" functionality from backend to frontend of WordPress - to achieve "community tagging"

Morten Blaabjerg mortenblaabjerg at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 21:43:48 UTC 2011

> Have you tried to click on the link title "Quick Edit" under the post title
> on the All posts page ?

Yes, I know it. It's definitely a convenient back-end feature, but what I
really need is to move the tagging functionality to the front-end, so that
one can read and tag items in one workflow, instead of zapping between
reading in the frontend and editing stuff in the backend, which is still
too much hazzle to add "just a tag" to an item. Establishing a certain
speed and efficiency in the workflow is of the essence (to me, in this
project) - so that one may "read, think and tag" in one taking.

Best wishes,
Morten :-)

On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 10:29 PM, Rafael Ehlers <rafaehlers at gmail.com> wrote:

> Have you tried to click on the link title "Quick Edit" under the post title
> on the All posts page ?
> On Mon, Dec 5, 2011 at 6:14 PM, Morten Blaabjerg
> <mortenblaabjerg at gmail.com>wrote:
> > I like the convenient tagging box and ability to pick between popular
> tags
> > on a post's edit page. But I find it too cumbersome to have to open an
> item
> > for editing just to add a simple tag. Adding a tag to a post currently
> > requires (once the user is logged in) one click to "edit page" + loading
> > time for the admin edit page, then write tag or click the "popular tags"
> > option and add tags, then "update post" and then ultimately, "view post"
> or
> > click to the link directly back to the blog, only then to spend time
> > finding the place where one took off. A lot of these clicks are not
> > necessary for the trivial action of adding a tag.
> >
> > The functionality I'd like to achieve is to take the (otherwise
> brilliant)
> > "tagging box" from the post edit page in the WordPress backend, and add
> it
> > to the end of every post in the WordPress frontend. I'd also like to be
> > able to set parameters/options as to who gets to "tag" posts, i.e.
> control
> > to what users this tagging box is displayed. This way, I can make a group
> > of readers or admins collaboratively responsible for tagging articles on
> > the site, and they can - once logged in - tag an item immediately after
> > reading it, without going through to trouble to open WP's backend.
> >
> > I've taken the time to review some of the plugins that currently offer
> > "community tagging" but they are not what I'm looking for - either they
> do
> > not work as advertised with current installments of WordPress, or are
> > unreliable. So I realize if someone is going to do this right, it might
> as
> > well be myself.
> >
> > I know a little PHP and have not been afraid to dive into WordPress
> hacking
> > before, and I have had a few moments writing my own plugins and
> > manipulating the plugins of others to do what I want. But other than
> this,
> > I am very much a dabbler at WordPress development.
> >
> > What I'd very much like from some of the more experienced minds on this
> > list (that means you!) is a word of advice on how to proceed with this
> > project. Where do I begin? Where do I find the code I need? Is the
> project
> > doomed from the outset - or does it in fact seem doable and possible? And
> > why - and how?
> >
> > I'd like to the farthest extent possible not to reinvent the wheel if I
> > can. The functionality is there, and I like it just as it is. I'd just
> like
> > it in a different place.
> >
> > Thank you very much in advance for your time and attention!
> >
> > Yours Sincerely,
> > Morten Blaabjerg
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