n0tice for WordPress
Author: Ændrew Rininsland Author URI: http://www.aendrew.com Plugin URI: http://www.n0tice.com Contributors: aendrew Tags: n0tice, curation, hyperlocal, news Requires at least: 2.0.2 Tested up to: 3.3.2 Stable tag: trunk License: GPLv2
Allows WordPress sites to curate and display content from The Guardian's n0tice community reporting platform. See: http://www.n0tice.com
This plugin is designed to pull content from specific locales and/or n0ticeboards, allowing it to be curated for display on a WordPress blog.
A backend interface allows specific curations to be taken from n0tice, while a widget allows either curations or a raw feed to be displayed in a sidebar.
Plugin created in cooperation with the Hackney Citizen.
For documentation and more information, visit the plugin's github project.
- Upload the n0tice directory to the
- Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
- Add the n0tice widget to a sidebar via the 'Appearance'->'Widgets' menu.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I delete n0tices from curations?
When editing a curation, simply uncheck the checkbox next to the curation you don't want. It will be removed when you hit "Save curation".
Where are all of the n0tices going when I click "Save curation"?
Make sure to tick the checkbox next to each item before clicking "Save curation".
How do I style the widget?
Forthcoming: copy n0tice/css/widget.css into a directory named "n0tice", inside of your theme's root directory. This will override the default widget.css file -- feel free to edit that file, it won't get replaced during plugin updates.
What are some upcoming features?
- The aforementioned widget theming system.
- Different kinds of widgets: map, calendar, etc.
- RSS support for curations
- Refactored the curation editing page -- instead of one table, will be two: "queue" (i.e., incoming n0tices from searches, etc.) and "published". Additionally, the queue will be live-updating, with searches being "sticky".
Is this an "official" plugin?
This plugin has been created independently of The Guardian/n0tice by Aendrew Rininsland. Please, don't ask either the n0tice or The Guardian for technical support -- instead, direct such requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Searching while specifying a noticeboard often lists noticeboards other than the one submitted (I.e., reblogged?).
- Having empty search fields causes search to fail.
- The following needs better error handling:
- "Save curation" without a title (form won't fire presently)
- "Save curation" without any items (nasty error on the curations list page)
- Multiple like criteria when searching, i.e., searching for two noticeboards (lowest value used; others disregarded)
- Screenshot showing a listing of n0tice curations.
- Screenshot showing curated items, in addition to a new search dialog.
- First official beta release.
- Initial alpha release. OH YES, THERE WILL BE BUGS!