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Giving Digg-like functionality to my blog

Started by on Apr 28, 2007 – Contents updated: Apr 28, 2007

Apr 28, 2007 11:09    

My b2evolution Version: Not Entered

Hi there

I've extremely new to all this and have only just installed B2Evolution 2 days ago..

I would like to know, is it possible to add digg-like functionality to my blog?

I want a button that you can click on and then have a list summarising the most clicked posts within a given amount of time.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance,

B

Apr 28, 2007 12:11

No you've misread what I've requested.

I want the ability to have Digg-like functionality internally

IE. users "digging" my blog posts for an internal top "digg" list.

I don't want any link to Digg.com.

I have searched the plugin directory and I can't find anything that does what I ask.

Thanks.

Apr 28, 2007 16:07

OK Thanks for that.

I don't think I'm going to go with that though. It's a fairly simple feature that I think someone could code with ease.

I wish I knew PHP!

Apr 28, 2007 16:18

I was about to say "Post about it the Request a Plugin forum," then I looked up and saw that you already had. Could you describe in a little more detail what you would like to see? I'm not sure how we would divide up the Front page posts from the Digging area. The javascript and the vote count would be easy to do. Would the friends feature be important to you? These are the kind of details we need.

Apr 28, 2007 21:15

OK

So I want a button at the top of each post. It would be nice if the text could be customised because I want mine to say something specfic, but it could say "Jump it up". It would then have the total number of times it's been jumped up contained within the button. At the top of the page or on the sidebar I want a table with the "Top Ten Jumped up posts this week"

It's like the star rating system with only one choice and instead of an average it's taking the total.

As I said above, PSP Updates is running exactly the system I want.

Apr 29, 2007 03:10

Yep, the "digg-it" system is common on gaming blog-sites. I've seen others with it. Basically, the front page (or the allblog if you will) will display only the "top-diggified" posts. Then if you want to see all the posts, you must visit the individual blogs.

The way b2e is setup, this is possible, though we'll have to wait for a coder to do one.

To simplify:

BlogAll - http://domain.tld/index.php
Blog A - http://domain.tld/index.php/Blog_A/
Blog B - http://domain.tld/index.php/Blog_B/
Blog C - http://domain.tld/index.php/Blog_C/

What appears on BlogAll are the top-diggified posts of Blog A, Blog B, and Blog C.

If you visit Blog A, you will see all the posts in that blog regardless of their "diggified" status. Then in the sidebar, there's a shortlist (top 10 for example) of Blog A's top-diggified posts.

^_^

Hope that helps.
It's a great addition to b2e, as a plugin, if there'll be one available, I'll use it ;)


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