Author: Nick Ramsay
Created on: 2010/03/17
Last Updated: 2010/08/03
Tested on: Hotaru 1.3.0 ~ 1.4.0
Plugins Required: Comments, Users
Plug & Play: Yes
User journals are mini-blogs for your users. They don't need to provide a link, category or tags. They just post, Twitter style without the length restriction. Journal entries are separate from social bookmarking posts and can't be voted for. Users can leave comments, though.
As of version 0.3, the Journal plugin can be either with or without the Bookmarking plugin.
1. Upload the "journal" folder to your plugins folder.
2. Install it from Plugin Management in Admin.
3. Ensure that Journal comes *after* Bookmarking (if used), Users and Comments in the plugin order.
Note: Using Journal 0.6 on Hotaru 1.4beta, Journal must come *before* Comments for the open/close comment form link to work.
4. Edit settings in Admin -> Plugin Settings ->Journal
Access a page of all journal entries with
example.com/journals (friendly urls), or
example.com/index.php?page=journals (unfriendly urls)
To link to that page from within a template, use this:
3. Access individual journals from the menu in a user's profile.
<a href="<?php echo $h->url(array('page'=>'journals')); ?>">Journals</a>
4. Add a new journal entry using the form at the top of your own journal.
If used in conjunction with the Bookmarking plugin, you can require a user to have one approved bookmarking post. Simply check that option in Admin -> Journal -> Settings. If using the Journal plugin as a standalone site, the best thing to do is set the default "Can Journal" permission to "mod" for all new users. You can do that in Admin -> User Manager -> Edit Default Permissions. Once you've approved a user's post, don't forget to set their individual "Can Journal" permission to "yes" from their Profile -> Permissions page.
Email notification of new Journal entries
v.0.6 2010/07/29 - Nick - Fixed broken plugin hooks
v.0.5 2010/07/24 - Nick - Added link to close/open the comment form. Requires Comments 2.5.
v.0.4 2010/07/20 - Nick - Added "can_edit_journals" permission and fixed drop-down edit form
v.0.3 2010/06/23 - Nick - Made CSS independent of Bookmarking plugin
v.0.2 2010/05/23 - Nick - Removed dependency on SB Base
v.0.1 2010/05/07 - Nick - Released first version
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