Site changes

Snowflake's picture

Hi everyone!

Thank you for being so patient in the past few days, it took quite some time to update the site and address a few important issues but overall the following things were implemented and should now work:

  • Google Site Search
  • WYSIWYG editor for guides and comments
  • Chat
  • More Karma and Private Message functionality
  • An app bar (at the bottom) which will show you immediately who's online as well as all active chats and system messages
  • A new theme
  • A second hamster was added to the server-wheel, so the site will run faster
  • Random bugs were fixed

Things that unfortunately don't work yet and that couldn't be ported into the new version:

  • The biggest thing that got lost with the upgrade unfortunatey is the guide categorization and sadly - as it looks - we won't be able to restore it. Guides are usually "outlined" in guide books and everyone (from Trusted Member upwards) can help to reorganize guides and put them back together by "outlining" pages. Generally there always is a main page like "Leveling Guides". Attached to it are all its child pages like "Jame's Horde Leveling Guide" - which itself has child pages as well (all the chapters Jame wrote). It basically works like a big book with chapters and sub-chapters. All the main "books" with their sub-chapters and child pages will then be visible here: http://www.wow-pro.com/book
  • The display on profile pages is somwhat broken for now and all the content a user has contributed isn't shown on their profile page anymore. We're working on it though.
  • Stars and user roles/ranks will soon be visible below profile pictures again.

Features incoming in the next days  (feel free to add suggestions):

  • Facebook conntect
  • Facebook like and fan page integration
  • Simplification of navigation (we'll trim everything down to the primary links on top with a drop-down menu if possible)
  • Display of most popular content on the front page

Cheers,

Snowflake

Comments

Snowflake's picture

Fixed!

Fixed!

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Something is REALLY funky

Something is REALLY funky with guide display. Just started maybe 30 minutes ago. Sometimes guides display normally, but in general they don't display at all. The guide page loads, there are no errors, the comments and everything else display - but the guide is blank. But when you go to reply, it shows, or when you go to edit it.

Snowflake's picture

Should be fixed now, just

Should be fixed now, just tell me if it occurs again.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Ironically, on the facebook

Ironically, on the facebook page, "quality" is misspelled as "qulity".

Snowflake's picture

Haha, corrected that...

Haha, corrected that...

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

LOL!

LOL!

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

An idea for a feature for us

An idea for a feature for us admins/moderators - some way to automatically generate a list of "orphaned guides" - guides that are not members of any book. Low priority, just throwing an idea out there ;)

Snowflake's picture

That's actually quite easy to

That's actually quite easy to implement. Will try to add the block tonight or tomorrow. Soon there will be more admin functionality anyway ;)

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Snowflake's picture

Voila:

Voila: http://www.wow-pro.com/orphan_pages

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

Excellent! This will make

Excellent! This will make sorting so much easier! Even I could do it! :P

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Bitsem's picture

Recent Events

I also miss the Recent Events page. Will it be back?

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Snowflake's picture

Is back.

Is back.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

Cool!

Coo!l Awesome Snowflake! You are awesome. Awesome.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

Workflow

Did we lose the workflow settings in the upgrade? I can no longer see anywhere to set a guide as "Finished", "Work-in-Progress", or "Abandoned". Yes the same things can be accomplished with the "Publishing options" secontion of the guide editing page, BUT - the workflow stuff was more intuitive for users, I think. Any chance of seeing those return at some point?

Snowflake's picture

It's true that it was more

It's true that it was more intuitive. It's just that Workflow changed a bit with this Drupal version and the old module isn't used anymore. Will see if I can accomplish the same with the new feature :)

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

Small thing for someday?

Just a small suggestion. Would it be possible to make our oun "library" of screenshots? User shots that we could use for guides? I think in the end it would save time for a lot of users and encourage more guide writing participation. Back to Ashenvale for me! :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Snowflake's picture

Good idea

Is definitely implementable. But how often are screenshots reused?

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Bitsem's picture

True

I guess once the Cata guides are finished, they really wouldn't be reused that often. That's what made me think of it in the first  place. lol.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

So the WYSIWYG is awesome...

So the WYSIWYG is awesome... BUT there's a major problem with it.

 

It removes ALL white space when loading in a comment or guide for editing. And some of that white space was not trivial, but was actual formatting white space. This completely ruins some comments and guides.

 

I like it a lot but if that cannot be fixed, please allow us to disable it by default so it does not mangle our comments and guides. Not super urgent, but definitely something that will cause me a LOT of wasted time if it is not eventually fixed :(

Snowflake's picture

I see the problem but I'm not

I see the problem but I'm not sure if there is actually a solution. Can you disable rich text and does it fix the issue? Will try to find an option to disable it on specific user roles.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Disabling rich text

Disabling rich text definitely does not fix the issue. The mangling happens when the guide/comment is loaded into the editor. When you disable rich text, it remains mangled. It would need to not be loaded into the rich text editor in the first place to fix the problem.

kayeich's picture

I just took a peek at my WiP

I just took a peek at my WiP guide after you mentioned this rich text thing and formatting. The formating looks alright in guide form (the only thing that got messed up was table widths, I've seen this in other guides though, and not a huge deal), but when I go to edit...

*SCREAM!!!*

Oh god, wall of massive text. Everything got fused together almost onto one single line. What a nightmare, makes me feel like crying. That's gonna take a while to unravel...

Jiyambi's picture

A possible solution that has

A possible solution that has worked for EVERY guide I've messed with, even the really complex ones - copy paste everything from the actual view into the rich text editor. BUT - No idea what that will do to your actual code. You'd be completely locked in to using the editor after that, though theoretically you can roll it back with the revisions tab. I would test on something other than your huge pally guide though.

 

Basically Snowflake, at this point the editor is preventing people from even being able to work on their guides. I would honestly suggest removing it until a fix for this problem has been found.

Snowflake's picture

It's disabled at the moment,

It's disabled at the moment, you can turn it back on by choosing a different input format. Will try to find a solution tonight.

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Thanks I feel bad being a

Thanks Smiling I feel bad being a party pooper on the shiny new editor, though! Hopefully we'll find a solution that has the best of both worlds.

Bitsem's picture

I've just been copying

I've just been copying everything to Notepad++, editing and copy/pasting it back. Luckily, my guides are so new that I've still had them saved in Notepad++. lol.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jame's picture

I've found a temporary fix

I've found a temporary fix for this.

Go to "input format" and choose "Full HTML".

Keeps the spaces and everything, as far as I can tell :)

Jiyambi's picture

Nope, does not work. Let me

Nope, does not work. Let me show you the comment I mean, and you can try to edit it and see what happens. Basically, the issue is not spaces, it's newlines.

http://www.wow-pro.com/wowpro_user_blogs/guide_declutter_purge#comment-32237

Also it seems that newlines entered into this editor don't show up in comments.

Essentially, the editor is AWESOME for new users and people unfamiliar with using BBCode or HTML for formatting, but for power users such as myself... I don't like having my hand held, I like to be able to do EXACTLY what I want to do with my formatting. If the editor didn't mangle things when it loaded them, I wouldn't have an issue with just hitting "Disable rich-text" - but as it is, an option to disable it on a per-user basis would be MOST welcome :)

Jame's picture

Damn it. I tried to edit your

Damn it. I tried to edit your comment, and all I did was screw up the layout further. So sorry Ji :/

Ok, you were right, there is a little problem with the WYSIWYG editor.

Jiyambi's picture

Hehe, no worries.

Hehe, no worries.

Silvann's picture

I've been checking most

I've been checking most dungeon/instance guides in WoWPro and I can help classify those. I see I can create a new "book"/section if needed, but I think it would be helpful if you admins/mods define the main (first parents) "books".

Jiyambi's picture

I will get on that ASAP!

I will get on that ASAP!

Jiyambi's picture

Outline

X Class Guides - Self explanatory. All Class guides would go here.

      X Death Knight
      X Druid
      X Hunter
      X Mage
      X Paladin
      X Priest
      X Rogue
      X Shaman
      X Warlock
      X Warrior

X Reputation Guides

      Azeroth - Factions All Azeroth factions - old + Cataclysm, all would be up to date for Cataclysm.
      Outland - Factions All Outland factions
      Northrend - Factions All WotLK factions

X Achievements, World Events, and Collectibles

      X Achievements
      X World Events
      X Collectibles

X Gold Making Guides - All large gold making guides. Smaller ones could be possible combined into a Wiki to keep organization and quality at a high.

X Guide Writing Guides

X Leveling and Questing Guides

      X Alliance Guides
      X Horde Guides
      Questing Guides - Daily quests, specific quest chains, etc.
      X Cataclysm Guides - will be rolled into normal guides at launch

X Dungeon and Raid Guides

      Dungeon Guides - Guides to individual instances, could be further organized into level brackets.
      Raid Guides - Guides to raid instances, could be further organized into level brackets.
      PvE Roles - Guides for tanking/ healing/ dps - Not for class specific guides.

X Player vs. Player Guides

      Arena Guides
      Battleground Guides
      Other PvP Guides

X Profession & Tradeskill Guides

X UI, Macros, and PC Protection

X New Player Guides

X Guild Management Guides

X WoW-Pro Addon - All pages and guides on the addon.

X Guides in Other Languages

X WoW-Pro Archive - Old guides archived here or guides that will need to be added to or updated etc...

NOTE: There seem to be some creepy "shadow categories " - categories that once existed, but now do NOT. They show up in the Outline menus, but you can go to any of the pages nor assign any pages to those categories.Any idea how to make them go away?

Bitsem's picture

Rep guides

When I was moving rep guides, I didn't see any sub categories. I just put them all in the Reputation Book.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Snowflake's picture

Where exactly did you see the

Where exactly did you see the "shadow categories"?

-Snowflake
WoW-Pro Admin

Jiyambi's picture

Shadow Categories

Class guides, leveling guides, guides in other languages. I think there were a few more. I think they are tied to the node at the top of those books - I know for a fact changing the node's name does not get rid of them. I'm betting creating a new node, reassigning the sub-categories to the new node, and deleting the old one will get rid of them. Once we get the orphaned pages all in their new homes, I'll work on this. It's not critical at all, but I'm betting it will confuse the heck out of people who don't know why those extra categories are there.

Jiyambi's picture

Alright. All the categories

Alright. All the categories exist. I'll add a link to them on the Nav bar.

They are mostly empty though, will need some lovin! If you have any questions about how to help organize guides, leave a comment or ask in chat!

PS - CHAT IS AWESOME :D

Bitsem's picture

Guide writing guides

I've spent quite a bit of time with these lately. lol. I'll try to find them and get them classified. :)

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

I haven't finished actually

I haven't finished actually making the category pages yet, it's in progress, should be done in an hour maybe.

Bitsem's picture

Okay

I can't even remember where I saw the create book option  anyway. lmao.

Things I never thought I'd say...

"Your brother is not a dog! Get that leash off of him!"

Jiyambi's picture

You should be able to see an

You should be able to see an Outline tab at the top of a guide, and using it you can categorize the guide.

Jame's picture

Awesome

I really like the new theme and all the new features.  Love the WYSIWYG text editor, that's a huge improvement!

To all our dear Trusted Members and above, we would greatly appreciate your help with the reorganization of the guide categories. So if you got some spare time, your help is much appreciated with that.

 

ps: Snowflake rocks!