O2 is already here, the evolution of P2

Prologue that theme that turns our installation of WordPress into a Twitter-style social environment, which evolved into P2 now has its older brother in the form of a plugin: O2 .

Unlike its predecessors, O2 is not a theme but a plugin, which is the same, just by activating it, converts a normal installation of WordPress into an active and dynamic communication and collaboration environment, practically a social network in which to share status updates, citations, links, images or complete publications, but all in a controlled environment and with all the virtues and integration with the rest of utilities and advantages of WordPress.

This version of O2, still in early development stage and only available on GitHub requires a previous installation process a little or cumbersome:

  1. Manually install the theme p2-breathe available here in wp-content / themes / p2-breathe
  2. Activate the newly installed theme
  3. If you do not use JetPack, install and activate the plug-in Genericon'd since O2 uses genericons .
  4. If you want to share code inserted in your publications, install the plugin SyntaxHighlighter Evolved the only one compatible to date with O2.
  5. Install the O2 plugin in wp-content / plugins / o2 .
  6. Activate the plugin
  7. Enjoy [19659012] As you have seen the installation is a real pain in the ass to date, but when there are more advanced versions everything will be simplified. So here I leave a zip with everything you need:

    • Topic p2-breathe
    • Plugins Genericon'd and SyntaxHighlighter Evolved
    • Plugin O2

    [download id=”77786″]

    Now, I warn you that it still does not work well at all, and its requirements are high (WordPress 4.2 or higher and PHP 5.3.6 or higher), so it's likely that you'll get a little war to make it work in conditions (I'll I say from experience), but when you get it you will see that you can have an interesting future as a collaborative environment thanks to its virtues:

    • Specialized for use in a network
    • Focus on use on the cover, not in vain is a manager of publications on cover
    • Native infinity scroll, no need for additional plugins
    • Real-time comments
    • Cross-search in various O2 installations
    • Cross-publication in various O2 installations
    • Appointment announcements name or keyword, co in BuddyPress but better
    • Tags shared between various installations
    • Possibility of publishing and commenting by email
    • Loading images and media with drag and drop directly on the cover of the site
    • Integration with JetPack

     ] o2 master demo

    Not for use in production yet, especially since its main virtues of network use are not yet active and is not sufficiently proven in multi-site installations but for the greedy and impatient is a good way to go catching up and start to know their huge future possibilities which has them.

    NOTICE : This publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Expanding the possibilities of P2

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.

Add "Like"

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 .

Resolved entries

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.

Private network

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.

Group Blog

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.

By the way, it also allows us to dispense with the "Who's online" widget "It will show the only one the users that have done" check in "in the P2.

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

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.

It is a project of the University of British Columbia that offers another aspect and options for P2.

And now, I've arrived here. If you know any other way to increase the possibilities and utilities of P2 tell us about it.

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Add "Like" on P2 • WordPress Help

If you use the theme P2 the one that turns your WordPress into a social environment, in the style of Twitter it is possible that, in addition to the interaction already integrated in the theme, you want to add the functionality of " Like " like on Facebook.

In that case you're in luck as there is a specific plugin for the P2 theme, called P2 Likes which adds exactly that functionality You just have to install it, activate it and you'll already have, next to the link " Reply " a new one to add the " I like " to existing publications. It's that simple.

For those about to Rock

… we salute myself

This is my presentation of a while ago in WordCamp Spain de Barcelona as the music does not appear in the presentation I put it aside, that has its crumb (or not ). In the same I pretended – in addition to awakening the staff – show some unusual uses of WordPress, pulling things like bmPress PhotoSmash P2 or themes that convert your WordPress into other things, like some of Elegant Themes of which you already know that I am in love.

Note: this entry contains affiliate links for which the author can charge commissions for each sale.

Give the play before the presentation …
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUgmU_Hsjc

Input formats, the wonder of WordPress 3.1

One of the novelties that we will find in the future version of WordPress 3.1 will be the input formats a way to apply custom styles from the theme to different types of publications that we generate with WordPress, something that I consider the natural evolution of the input types .

For this, the input formats are already being introduced in the trac of which at the moment we have …

  • aside – Normally untitled, the famous miniposts, as an update on Facebook or Twitter or in the theme Prologue (or P2)
  • chat – Transcripts of chat
  • gallery – Image galleries
  • link – When they are simply links to other sites
  • image – When only one image is published
  • quote – Dating
  • status – An ac short status update, limited to 140 characters as in Twitter. In this case I see it as redundant with the "aside" format
  • video – When a video is just published

It has also been indicated to add the "audio" formats, for podcasts or similar, and "code" for those small pieces of programming that, here for example, are shared with the readers.

The interface of the input formats will be more or less like this …

As you can see, you can define the input format in the editor and, later, in the ticket management screen will be identified. However Matt does not like to appear as one more line in the publishing widget, so it's not definitive.

Adding input format support is as simple as adding a line like the following to file ' functions.php ' of your theme:

The input formats, or " post formats ", will require updates to our favorite themes, which will add to their current virtues the inclusion of special CSS classes for each type of input format, taking WordPress themes to a higher level. There will also be whoever sounds like this Tumblr call it what you want, in the end is to offer more options to have a more complete WordPress.

Personally I think it's a fantastic idea, that leads WordPress to another level of personalization and much superior design .

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Moderate comments warned in IntenseDebate • WordPress Help

A few days ago I told you that was doing tests of comment management systems in WordPress . I was testing Disqus and IntenseDebate and, although I was not convinced by several things like the intensive use of Javascript, the external management of the options and some inconsistency in the importation of old comments (when there are many) I have to admit that some things I liked quite

In particular, in IntenseDebate there is an option that dazzled me, and that is that the same readers could " warn " or report inappropriate comments something inherited from the forums systems but very adequate to the management of comments in a blog, which is not a vain community in which visitors participate with their comments.

But also, configuration that I loved is the possibility to choose that the "warned" comments will be queued for moderation . This is a plus to the inappropriate comment notices of the forums because, if you activate it, it makes the "informed" comments go to the moderation queue, although by default you have configured all the comments to be visible.

In a veteran community, of which over time they self-regulate by their users, it is a way for that same community to self-manage and decide what comments are inappropriate, of course used with criterion.

Moreover, you can even mark that from X user notifications a comment is deleted a plus of self-management of the community.

With this, and little else, if you think about it, you can use a WordPress installation, for example with the P2 theme, a couple of plugins and the comments management of IntenseDebate, to set up a community with almost the same functionalities as a forum of the of all life do not Do you think this is a great idea to get more out of WordPress?

NOTICE : this publication is from two years ago or more. If it's a code or a plugin it might not work in the latest versions of WordPress, and if it's a news story it might be obsolete. Then do not say we have not warned you.

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Create your own private Twitter with P2

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<p> If you know how to take advantage of a system similar to <a href= Twitter you have already read many articles here of the possibilities offered by P2 (or Prologue 2), a theme WordPress that mimics Twitter but goes one step further.

Now, you can create a system similar to Twitter but private, with a few simple steps.

1. Install WordPress

If you do not have WordPress installed where you are going to have your own private Twitter, it's time to do it. binder on your server, install a new copy of WordPress in the usual way that we have already explained several times here.

2. Install P2

P2 is going to be the interface of your private Twitter system, download it from the official site and activate it from the admin panel, in the section of 'Appearance -> Themes' .

3. Facilitates the registration of users

One of the virtues, which make P2 behave like Twitter, is the fact that it allows users to publish directly from the front page. Now, to make this process even more transparent, why not put a registration form in it and thus avoid visiting the admin panel?

It's easy, you just have to add this code to the sidebar of P2 (file sidebar.php ):