Born and raised in Poland. Now 19 years old Computer Student at Imperial College London. Passionate about programming and webdesign. Likes a good book or a movie, and trains boxing.
This project is about improving management of threaded comments in WordPress. Currently there’s no preview of threads in the Dashboard, they all are treated equally, and there is no easy way to move comments between posts or threads. For re-threading comments a Drag’n’Drop interface would be provided as it seems to be the most natural way to perform such an action. Probably some way to revert changes will be provided.
Introducing two function to
comments.php. Internally they would call
wp_update_comment() to perform updating of comment’s parent/post. By default comment along with its entire sub-thread will be moved/reparented.
wp_move_comment($comment_id, $post_id, $single)– moves comment with/without entire sub-thread to another post
wp_reparent_comment($comment_id, $parent_id, $single)– re-parent comment with/without its sub-thread
wp_update_comment()– modified to accept
post_idas modifiable comment’s properties
- choice between threaded and plain view of comments
- moving a comment between posts and pages, using list of posts/pages
- re-parenting using list of comments for a current post
- threaded view would display posts threaded as in the frontend
- threaded view would have sorting disabled
- threaded view would allow for re-parenting using html5/jquery drag’n’drop
- ‘move’ widget
- re-parenting and moving a comment using simple menu with list of targets
- link to list of post-specific comments, with currently edited comment highlighted after getting there
Both bulk moving and re-parenting will be possible, but only by moving/re-parenting to a single target. Roots of selected sub-threads will become siblings rooted at the same place. Siblings will be ordered chronologically.
Keyboard shortcuts will not be supported for moving/re-parenting.
MoveComment and reparentComment accept arrays of ids and targets to allow mass editing.
wp.editComment– modified to accept
post_idas modifiable comment’s properties.
wp.moveComment– moves comment with/without its entire sub-thread
wp.reparentComment– changes comment’s parent, may re-parent entire sub-thread
If multiple comments are moved to the other page, action for ever single one is fired. In case of re-threading action only for a subthread’s root is run.
move_comment– Runs before comment is moved
moved_comment– Runs after comment is moved
reparent_comment– Runs before comment’s parent is changed
reparented_comment– Runs after comment’s parent is changed
- April 26 – May 22 – Study the code, finalize implementation details
- May 23 – June 5 – Code main functions.
- June 6 – June 12 – Finish ‘Comments’ and widgets UI modifications.
- June 13 – June 23 – Finish modifying ‘Comments’ to show threaded view of comments.
- June 24 – June 30 – Create XML-RPC support.
- July 1 – July 11 – Finish js side of project (d’n’d, undo etc.).
- July 12 – August 15 – Fixing, testing, polishing and documenting.
Mentors: Westi and Koop