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    Kir on #27064

    Hi there, just following up on this again, here’s an example attached.

    The thing is as a front end user of your website doesn’t interact with the back end where you set the limit in wp-admin at all, so they wouldn’t know anything about it. To them it will just seem there is opportunity to carry on adding featured images, but they don’t appear. That there are more images showing as featured in the gallery (because the button says ‘Remove Featured’ since they clicked it), than there are images showing as actually featured at the top of their page, so it’s a bit confusing for the end user of a website. The admin wants to set it 8, but the front end user can carry on adding even when there are 8 already, they just won’t actually be featured despite it looking like they have in the gallery itself where it now says ‘remove’.

    They may get the hint that you can maybe only set 8 if only 8 are appearing, but then they will wonder why they still have the opportunity showing to add more under other images (with ‘set as featured’ button) if there’s a limit.

    Also how’s the order the featured images display in determined? Just thinking that the order that featured images are set as featured by an end user, isn’t necessarily the same as the order they’re displayed in the gallery. A front end user could browse through their gallery and pick items as they decide to, for their page – and if they tried to feature quite a few more than the limit set without knowing what that limit was (I can’t see it tells the front end user anywhere), ….and then all of those pics they tried to feature now say ‘Remove Featured’ in the gallery even when they are not actually featured, the front end user won’t easily remember which pics to un-select to make which of the other ones they’d prefer to appear turn up as featured at the top of the page… (that sounds odd but do you know what I mean?). The end user could also feel a bit annoyed if they wasted time picking images that weren’t ever going to display, because they didn’t know the limit. And just assumed they’d not hit a limit yet if it was still suggesting you could add (by letting you click the button and it saying ‘Remove’ – it suggests to them it has been added.

    These issues would disappear if as soon as the limit imposed in admin were reached the ‘Add featured’ button disappeared on any further instances of pics.

    Or if it’s easier to just show ‘add featured’ button all the time, it’d do the job equally as well to have an alert of some kind pop up to say ‘limit of X (call in limit imposed in admin here) has been reached’ – if add in where the button would normally change to ‘Remove’ a quick check to see if the imposed admin limit has been reached, and to not complete that process to change the button to Remove if it has been reached.

    That way even if the button to set as featured is always there, at least it will only ever say ‘Remove featured’ on the number of pics in the admin limit, which is better user experience (see picture where 9 pics say Remove when only 8 are displaying)

    I hope I made sense – I’d love to use the plugin it’s great – but it’s a shame it’s a little bit confusing for users as it stands with the user experience showing more pics with Remove Featured than have actually been featured (as per pic).

    Oh hang on I can’t add pic here, but basically screen dump shows 9 images, when limit set is 8, but all 9 in the user’s interface show ‘Remove Featured’ even though only 8 have actually been featured.

    Thanks Brajesh πŸ™‚

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by Kir.
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    Kir on #26053

    I don’t seem to be able to edit the above although there’s an edit link, but just to add that this is in relation to Media Press Featured Content
    Thank you πŸ™‚

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    Kir on #26002

    Sorry- I feel I didn’t make enough sense at the start above and I can’t edit it for some reason, the first sentence should really have said:

    “If I set the number of featured media to show at 8 in the wp-admin, and the user already had 8, it’d be expected that the option to set a media item as featured on the front end would no longer be available, so the user can understand that they have run out of room. Otherwise it seems they can select featured items, but nothing happens – it could be confusing if there are lots of media items in a gallery.”

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    Kir on #25998

    Hi Brajesh,

    Thank you but I’d like to just remove the tabs – I still want users to be able to edit, but using the options in the other tab.

    It looks like these tabs I detailed above that I want to remove are just for bulk editing – and I won’t need those so i’d like to remove them to keep the screens as simple and uncomplicated as possible for users, leaving the individual edit tools.

    So how can I just remove, or ‘unset’ those tabs?

    Ideally I prefer not to just hide the tabs with css, I don’t want it to be possible to navigate to them still – instead I want to totally remove the tabs, but hiding will do if I can’t do anything else.

    I tried loads of things I can’t get it working

    Thank you

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    Kir on #25745
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    Kir on #25410

    Hi thank you Brajesh, I removed that function from the template starting from here to here:

    ‘ <!–<?php
    }
    // Add to activity post form.
    add_action( ‘bp_after_activity_post_form’, ‘mpp_activity_upload_buttons’ );

    /**
    * Add dropzone/feedback/uploaded media list for activity
    */
    function mpp_activity_dropzone() {
    ?>
    <div class=”mpp-media-upload-container”><!– mediapress upload container –>

    <!– append uploaded media here –>–>
    <!– <div id=”mpp-uploaded-media-list-activity” class=”mpp-uploading-media-list”>

      </div>
      <?php do_action( ‘mpp_after_activity_upload_medialist’ ); ?>

      <?php if ( mpp_is_file_upload_enabled( ‘activity’ ) ): ?>
      <!– drop files here for uploading –>
      <!– <?php mpp_upload_dropzone( ‘activity’ ); ?>
      <?php do_action( ‘mpp_after_activity_upload_dropzone’ ); ?>
      <!– show any feedback here –>
      <!–<div id=”mpp-upload-feedback-activity” class=”mpp-feedback”>

        </div>
        <?php endif; ?>
        <input type=’hidden’ name=’mpp-context’ class=’mpp-context’ value=”activity”/>
        <?php do_action( ‘mpp_after_activity_upload_feedback’ ); ?>–>’

        …and then added mpp-activity-template.php to my active theme (a child theme) here:

        /wp-content/themes/my-theme/mediapress/modules/buddypress/activity

        But I can’t get it working. Am I taking the wrong approach?

        If so please tell me how to use the below function to remove the dropzone.

        mpp_activity_dropzone()

        Thanks Brajesh

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        Kir on #25369

        Hi, ah okay – thanks but I’d rather override the template in child if possible, which file is the right one to edit that box out just for video files please?
        Thanks πŸ™‚

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        Kir on #25363

        Thanks, can I ask a question, if I wanted to remove the video drop from the form in the activity where you upload a video, leaving only the link field in the form, where would I find this / edit?

        Is it in here: mediapress/templates/mediapress/default/buddypress/activity

        I’ve had a look around but can see anything obvious to remove that (although it’s late here!) – I want to remove the bit that says ‘drop video here’ with the select files button.

        Thanks Brajesh

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        Kir on #25347

        Hi there, Ok thanks for your feedback. The use of the transcoder is limiting for anyone using shared servers, because it just isn’t possible to install what’s needed to run it unless you’re running on a VPS :(.

        Regrettably I won’t be able to use it until the video upload interface makes more sense.

        Thanks for coming back to me, I appreciate it, and I’ll look out in future for the re-write.
        All the best

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        Kir on #25328

        Hi there – I’ve arrived at the point of having to decide whether it’s possible to use MediaPress or not, I’d really like to, but is it likely that some of the issues outlined above will be resolved?

        Can I check, that I’m correct about the following:

        – When uploading video by either timeline or gallery, the upload process has to complete (and the activity is shared) -before- there is any opportunity to add a thumbnail?

        – Also there is no guidance yet for users within either timeline or gallery video upload form that it is an option to add a thumb, or where they should go to do it.

        Am I correct with this? That’s how it seems on my install.

        Wouldn’t it be more user friendly to just allow a user to select a thumbnail at upload point? Both in activity and gallery upload?

        So that way the thumb has been added before the activity share is registered? And the user doesn’t have to search around for where to add it?

        This form layout does seem to exist in your plugin already, but it isn’t used for first upload, instead to find that form you have to navigate to where you edit a video.

        I’d be grateful to hear what you think?
        Thank you