Here’s an update with a much requested feature! Well, actually it’s an update made up of a bunch of smaller features and changes, all combined to make one captain planet of an update.
This update allows you to share your collection with other site users! Remember, all you have to do is log in and click on the + buttons next to each book to add books to your collection. I’m trying to make it as quick and easy as possible. If you don’t like waiting for the page to reload, you can even hit the plus button to open in a new tab!
I’m working on getting it to function using AJAX so it doesn’t have to reload the whole page before saving your book addition.
Lets go down the list of features added in this new update.
1. Each user now has a profile page!
The direct url for this page is http://www.tradereadingorder.com/profile/username/ – your username is whatever you use to log in with!
2. The profile page displays:
Your Avatar, your full name (whatever you choose to put here, I don’t require this to be a real name), your display name in parentheses, your website link and your email link.
Your Bio – this is whatever you put in on your profile page.
Your Recent Blog Posts and Reviews (if you’ve submitted any through the backend or are a regular author here.)
Your Recent Comments (on any blog posts)
and finally, YOUR COLLECTION.
3. Forum Profile Links, Comment Links, and Author Names now link to profile page
All the user links on the page should now link to this profile page, instead of seperate forum profiles and site profiles. This means that you also just edit your profile through the wordpress backend instead of the separate forum form. You can now upload an avatar directly on this page! I apologize if you previously uploaded an avatar, you’ll have to do it again or use your Gravatar.
On the upside of losing the old ones, you can now upload a bigger avatar.
4. Avatars Now Display In Comments and on Sidebar!
Avatars now display in the comments and on the sidebar after you’ve logged in. I’ll be tweaking the layout of this stuff more soon, as it’s kind of awkward right now, but there they are! Again, you can upload an avatar directly on your profile page. Play around with it and let me know if something seems broken!
That’s it for now! Once I figure out how, I’ll be adding Recent Forum Posts to profile pages. And of course the wishlist, if we ever get that working.
Let’s share our collections guys! Here are some examples to start you out:
You can see my profile and collection here and you can check out Beth’s little profile where she’s listing the books she’s read so far.