Every day I am more passionate about the subject P2 . The same fact that with a single change of theme, with one click, you can convert a "normal" WordPress into a collaborative environment with social functions, cover publication, that really turns your site into a kind of social network or particular twitter is surprising.
And that's why I do not stop recommending it for many uses, whether for work groups, corporate communication environments and even groups of friends.
But the thing is not there , investigating a bit I found improvements that can be added to the theme P2 and also in a very simple way. Let's see a few ways to expand the possibilities and features of P2
Know who mentions you
With the plugin Mention me you can add a widget in P2 that takes advantage of the feature of the subject to mention users typing their name of the mode "@usuario".
To know who is connected
Who's online is another plugin that also offers a sidebar widget, in this case to visualize who is connected at the moment in your WordPress with P2. It's not exclusive to P2 but it makes perfect sense using P2 as a collaborative tool to know who's available.
It also makes perfect sense to add functionality so that P2 users can dial the messages, posts, links, etc. that "he likes". For this we will use the plugin "Like" in P2 .
As in the support forums, if you use P2 as a work environment, to raise questions and questions to others participants, it seems almost obligatory to have the characteristic of marking a subject as resolved.
For this you can use P2 resolved posts a plugin that adds a link that marks as resolved a theme.
] You can also mark an entry as "unresolved" and even provide us with a widget to view the resolved entries and those that are still unresolved.
In any of its uses, something you can do also in WordPress.com, you can make your WordPress with P2 private so that only users that you define can participate in that special and collaborative environment.
Designed for BuddyPress, but fully compatible with P2, with BuddyPress Groupblog you can manage collaborative blogs on P2
Code on posts
One of the shortcomings of P2 is that the cover writing box does not have a visual environment for add styles, let's not insert code and do not run.
This can be solved with the plugin Markdown for P2 which adds the functionality of using code bookmarks like "pre", "code" or any other in the P2 entries.
The syntax for using it is there here .
Check in in P2
If before I talked about how to know who is online, it seems that something was missing? do not?. Well yes, will not there be a simpler way than the standard WordPress registry for users to access?
This is what the plugin P2 check in which offers a button to enter, which becomes a button so we can warn that you are here and also be able to quickly leave the collaborative environment.
Answers to the style wordpress.com
So yes, to improve the answers to the publications in P2 we can use the comments of JetPack with the features of WordPress.com, like access from social profiles, there is nothing.
Simple and effective.
Subscribe to replies
Again, using JetPack, we can use the functionality of suscrip comment in this case answers, so that users receive notice of new responses to the publications they are following in our P2.
Visual editor in P2
Something more complicated to implement, but very effective and useful, is the possibility of adding a visual editor to the answer editor in P2.
Just follow the tutorial of this post and, with a download and a bit of code you will have it.
Moderation and response reporting
Simply using IntenseDebate you can add comment management and abuse reporting on your P2, just like that.
Just activate this functionality of comment report on IntenseDebate and, by the way, the answers will offer a lot of new features, all of IntenseDebate.
PulsePress is a theme, based on P2, that improves the functionalities of conve Rstion of the theme P2, very adapted and recovering the characteristics of the first versions of Twitter.
And now, I've arrived here. If you know any other way to increase the possibilities and utilities of P2 tell us about it.