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#21 2008-01-10 14:52:34

Walker
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

If you add the attribute which="ratio" to the wlk_helpful_ajax tag (<txp:wlk_helpful_ajax which="ratio" />, it uses a ratio of good to total to find the overall rating of an article. Otherwise, by default, it determines the overall rating of an article by subtrating all the negative ratings from the positive ones.

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#22 2008-01-10 16:19:11

Niconemo
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

OK. I think I understand. Thanks for the explanation !

I was thinking the purpose of this setting was to display :

  • Useful ? 2 (=5-3)
  • Yes
  • No

Instead of

  • Useful ?
  • 5 Yes
  • 3 No

Or something like that…

Edit:
and, by the way, if you plan to add such a feature, It wouldn’t be the last “thank you” I’d send to you ! ;-)

Last edited by Niconemo (2008-01-10 16:25:30)


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#23 2008-01-10 16:25:28

Walker
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

erm?

This one:

  • Useful ?
  • 5 Yes
  • 3 No

always displays. I think seeing the negatives is debatably good/bad but it was in the design for the site that this plugin was originally built for.

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#24 2008-01-11 12:12:00

blueprint
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

A rating plugin is great!! However, I can’t make it worK.

I followed all the necessary steps (at least, that’s what I think):
1. I created a section “wlk_helpful_ajax” which refers to the page “wlk_helpful_ajax”
2. The only thing on the page “wlk_helpful_ajax” is: <txp:wlk_helpful_ajax />
3. In the head of all my pages I added:
<script type="text/javascript" src="<txp:link_to_home />textpattern/jquery.js"></script>
and
<script type="text/javascript" src="<txp:link_to_home />textpattern/wlk_helpful.js"></script>
(I put the wlk_helpful.js in the same directory as tjh jquery.js. And I checked on the generated page whether the script can be reached; e.g. in Firefox with the addon Webdeveloper, I can see the code of both javascripts)
4. I added the tag <txp:wlk_helpful /> in a form

What happens is: the list is displayed on the page:

  • Helpful?
  • 0 Yes
  • 0 No
    But clicking on Yes or No, makes you jump to the start of the page and nothing else.

Any clues on how to solve this???
Any suggestions are very much appreciated

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#25 2008-01-11 14:21:20

Walker
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

Is the form an article form?

Also, check your DB and see if the tables (txp_wlk_helpful & txp_wlk_helpful_counts) actually got installed.

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#26 2008-01-11 15:12:07

blueprint
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

thanks for the suggestions.

The forms are indeed article forms.

I looked into the db and found that both tables were created. Furthermore, the table txp_wlk_helpful_counts is NOT empty; is has records for every article that I clicked on the helpful yes/no link. The field textpatterni_id has the right value for each record; however the fields pluses, minuses and count have the value 0 for every record.
The other table (txp_wlk_helpful) is empty.

Maybe this info can help??

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#27 2008-01-11 15:17:04

Walker
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

If this is empty: txp_wlk_helpful, it means that your +/- clicks are having no affect (they’re never hitting the server, or never getting saved to the db).

txp_wlk_helpful_counts is a cache of the totals for each article and the rows in that table get created whenever an article with the counter is viewed (creates the default zero values)

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#28 2008-01-11 17:27:58

blueprint
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

This made it clear for me that the problem was with the javascript.

I looked into the script wk_helpful.js and I had to change line 6:
jQuery.post('/wlk_helpful_ajax', {"article_id":article_id,"up_down":'up'}, function(data){

into
jQuery.post('http://localhost/nb/wlk_helpful_ajax', {"article_id":article_id,"up_down":'up'}, function(data){

And then it worked (I’m testing this plugin om my PC, and the site is in a subdir called nb).
The only annoying thing is, that after clicking the cursor still goes to the top of the page.

Last edited by blueprint (2008-01-11 17:28:36)

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#29 2008-01-11 17:32:53

Walker
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

Yeah, subdirectories would do it.

You just have to edit the js as you did….

The only annoying thing is, that after clicking the cursor still goes to the top of the page. <- you can get rid of this using jquery…..I’ll try to add it in sometime, but I’m hellishly busy right now.

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#30 2008-01-11 21:09:30

Walker
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Re: wlk_helpful, a rating plugin

I just uploaded a new version. If you has this plugin installed before, remove the wlk_helpful_counts table from your database and revisit the “Pages” tab, and it’ll recreate that table (correctly).

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