[wp-hackers] Following authors...
mjsafoxy at gmail.com
Thu Feb 16 01:06:21 UTC 2012
Any suggestions on how I could create a plugin or integrate a function in
place of the loop to follow users, much like is done in micro-blogging
Any suggestions on the functions that will be used etc.
Any suggestions would be appreciated and code examples would be awesome! :)
Here is a suggestion from Stack Overflow: Thoughts?
> Just a plugin concept …
> Add a form with a button to each user profile, post or wherever you
> want it named *Follow* or*Unfollow*. Show the button only if
> You may use a widget for the form.
> On form submit update a user meta<http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/update_user_meta>
> named follows for the user who clicked the button and another one
> named followers for … well … the user who just got a new follower. Use
> the user IDs as a serialized array (yes, ugly, I know).
> Create a dashboard widget or a whole page where the access is
> restricted to users who can follow or be followed. Query for the user
> meta <http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_user_meta>
> follows to get a list of all authors the current user has subscribed
> to and then query for the posts from these users<http://codex.wordpress.org/Class_Reference/WP_Query#Author_Parameters>
>> Get the user meta followers and print a nice list of her followers.
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