New Changes and Enhancements to Tanqeed

I have made some changes and enhancements to the website which I think will improve the user experience. These changes make all the posts and comments on the website appear in real time.

Add New Post
Those who have posting rights will notice that they see a Add New Post on the home page when they login. What this allows is to make quick posts from the front end. You don’t have to do to the Dashboard to add a new post. Now this is for quick posts like adding a new song Promo or Theatrical Trailer. I would not advise you to use this for writing a review or some article.

In the first field at the top you would add the Title of the post. In the second field you would post the embed code or the youtube link in a separate line. In the third field you can add tags for the post. Once you start typing a name it will start showing those tags which are already there for that name. Once you click on the ‘Post it’ button then the post will automatically show up below. You do not have to refresh the home page.

Once you added a new post you will see two links below the post after the tags. One is the old Edit link which takes you to the dashboard to edit the post just like before. But there is another Quick Edit link which allows you to edit the post from the home page or front end itself.

If someone is already on the homepage and somebody else makes a new post you will automatically see the new post getting updated on the homepage. You do not need to refresh the homepage. So what this means is that you have to never close the tanqeed homepage from your browser 🙂

New Comments
When you make a new comment on a post the whole page will not need to refresh anymore. The comment will appear automatically. Now the comment box disappears after you make a comment. You can click on Reply to your own comment or someone else comment for the comment box to reappear.

If someone else is on that page then they do not have to refresh the page to see the new comment. The page will automatically show up the new comment below the comment box if it is a new comment or under an existing comment if its a reply. You might get a popup message that there is a new comment too.

If someone is on the homepage and someone else made a new comment on one of the posts on the homepage then a popup appears that informs that a new comment has been made and the comment will show up under the post on the homepage and you can read the comment from the homepage itself. If you want to reply to that comment you can click Reply to that comment from the homepage itself and you will be taken to the page to comment.

Now the Recent Comments on the right hand side sidebar will not automatically update the comments. I like the way the comments are grouped – that is only the latest three comments appear from each post. So I did not try to change that. I might be able to make the Recent Comments automatically updated but it won’t look the way it does now. It might be just all the latest comments instead of three comments from each post.

Appearance/Look
I have tried not to change the appearance much and to maintain the same look and feel as some people do not like radical changes. There are some minor changes in the way some things appears on the website – like the category of the post is not shown anymore. I might try to add that later. The tags below the post now show a number in brackets beside the tags which tells how many posts are tagged with that tag. The tag is in black with no link with no number besides it if its the only post tagged with that tag.

Tablet/Mobiles
If you are viewing the website from a tablet you should see the same functionality as you see from a desktop. But if you are viewing the website from a mobile phone the new functionality changes are not available. You won’t see the Add New Post from the front end and you won’t see any posts/comments getting updated automatically. It was not working properly on mobile phones. I might be able to get it running on mobile phones the same way as it does from desktops and tablets but it might be a while. And if I cannot then I will leave it the way it is.

Now some of you might not see the changes immediately or the changes might look bad with the wrong backgrounds and colors. Try clearing your history/cache and if it does not work let me know. I know there might be other glitches or issues we might find out. Please let me know and I will try to fix them as best as I can. Making these changes wasn’t easy and I had been working on it for quite a while. So I might not be able to fix all of them to everyone’s content and we might have to live with some of the stuff for a while.

I hope everyone likes these changes. I think this is the way to move forward. Everything has to be real time – posts/comments. There should not be any need to keep refreshing the homepage to see any new posts or comments. I would like to thank everyone who posts/comments here. I hope these changes will bring in more participation from everyone. Thanks a lot for all your help and support in making Tanqeed such a good place to discuss movies.

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92 Comments
  1. cr7 6 years ago

    Cool .Liked the add new post idea .And its very comfortable when you don’t have to refresh to see the new posts and comments . So I would say good changes .

    ps: Whats with the log in option ? I can’t seem to log in from tq homepage. Always have to use the link you gave me.

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      Thanks.

      So what’s happening when you try to login from the home page? Is it just taking forever to load after you try to login? And how long have you been having the problem?

      I am not sure if the new wordpress update which I made recently is causing that issue. Even if it seems like still trying to log in in try refreshing the page or may be a different browser.

      And once you login don’t logout. You don’t need to logout anymore 🙂

  2. hithere 6 years ago

    I thought something is wrong when I saw new post at top 🙂

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      Ha Ha.

  3. FS 6 years ago

    Haven’t viewed frm desktop yet. But cannot see links for other recent post when I open up any post in mobile. I have to go back to main homepage or dashboard to view other posts links

  4. Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

    From mobile (without logging in) cant see recent comments – from home page.

  5. Serenzy 6 years ago

    From Desktop – Changes look really good.. Not much change but liked the ‘updates’ bit and the ‘recent comments’ are coming on quite well.

    Only one minor glitch is that, when people make one-line comments, it all appears too crowded and merged with each other.
    Rest of the things works fine for me… Way to go, Sputnik.! 🙂

    • cr7 6 years ago

      Agree with @serenzy about the spacing .Its .One thing U can do is increase the font size of user name or make it bold. Then comments will be easy to differentiate .. Other changes changes look fantastic . Great Job.

  6. Serenzy 6 years ago

    Eg: See the initial 4-5 comments in this post –> https://tanqeed.com/tere-naina-song-jai-ho/

  7. Author
    sputnik 6 years ago

    @ritz,

    I am trying to fix the recent comments not showing up on mobile issue.

    @serenzy,

    Yeah the comments are too close. I will improve the spacing.

    Also when replying to someone you can tag the user just like in Facebook starting with @ and their name.

  8. FS 6 years ago

    Just logged in from Desktop. Looks fantastic. Real time conversations between members will give boost to more discussion and more explosive stuffs. Just trying to tag @sputnik and lets see how it works.

    • FS 6 years ago

      wow fantastic.

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      Yes every post can be used for chatting like SB

  9. Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

    @sputnik
    Fantastic job, I must say … loving the speed with with new comments appear.

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      Thanks @ritz

      • I.One 6 years ago

        @ritz @sputnik Test.

        • Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

          You are welcome Sachin 😀

          • I.One 6 years ago

            D3 BO effect is showing, Ritz looks very happy 🙂

          • Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

            Lol, Sachin, I am more happy for what the film has turned out to be. It bowled me over totally – like raavanan or a Enthiran. Fantastic script !!

            BO result is a byproduct, but the film is something else …. truly !

  10. aryan 6 years ago

    Good changes and very easy for chatting too.

  11. Serenzy 6 years ago

    @sputnik,
    Yeah… Work on the ‘spacing’ bit.. So it looks good and is easy on the eyes.
    Rest all is fine enough.. Good job!

    • Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

      Spacing is just fine.

  12. narad_muni 6 years ago

    Sputnik,
    Thanks for your efforts.
    I like that the entire page is not refreshed while commenting
    But, I did not like some of the new changes.

    The comments too difficult to make out.
    Othe then increasing the space, you can think of other options like slightly different shades or a clean separation by a thicker white or black line etc

    I did not like the ‘add new post’ stuff. I feel it makes the browsing experience worse by taking the entire centerstage. The area should be much smaller or the placement should be definitely changed

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      I hid the Add New Post fields. I changed the button name to ‘Quick Post’ and the fields show up only when someone clicks on the Quick Post button and they hide if they click the Quick Post button again.

      The button does not work if I try to place it somewhere else and I don’t think it will make sense to move the form fields anywhere else.

      • Author
        sputnik 5 years ago

        I was able to move the Quick Post button to the sidebar at the top above the Search button. Those who have posting rights will only see this button. The fields show up on the main home page only when someone clicks on the Quick Post button and they hide if they click the Quick Post button again.

  13. dwnpiyush 6 years ago

    Nice. Keep it up Sputnik.

  14. Serenzy 6 years ago

    @Anjanpur,
    Many have noticed the spacing problem that is prevailing in the current version.

    And we all hope Sputnik will do the needful.. #KThanxBye

    • Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

      I dont agree at all. Spacing is just fine. One is not saying the ultimate truth etc in comments, to be given much footage to it…..its all about personal view. And to be like a live communication – this spacing is just fine.

  15. FS 6 years ago

    I cant read anything frm mobile nw. The background is dark blue & fonts are in black color. Only me or anyone else is also experiencing this? Using iphone. Anyone frm android or other software

    • Anjanpur685Miles 6 years ago

      Stop watching blue films.

  16. Baba 6 years ago

    the comments look clustered together. you cant even make out when one comment ended and another started.font is so small.its like reading a scribbled paragraph of a doctor.its almost painful to the eyes.

  17. Author
    sputnik 6 years ago

    @serenzy, @cr7, @narad_muni, @baba-ji

    I fixed the font issue. The comments show up the way they used to with the same spacing as before.

    @narad_muni,

    I don’t think the Add New Post will look good below the posts and it might not work properly if I moved it below the latest post or something like that. Still will see what I can do. If not will have to get used to it just like how Facebook has a status update at the top.

    @dwnpiyush, @aryan

    Thanks.

    @fearlesssoul,

    The mobile version is still broken. Will try to fix it soon.

  18. saurabh 6 years ago

    Facing same problm as fs, blue background nd no comments, from a win 8 phone. Not a member though.

  19. narad_muni 6 years ago

    @sputnik, I like the idea of the ‘Add new post’ but it takes up so much space.
    Basically, when you open Tanqeed, all you see if the ‘Add new post’ stuff. I don’t think it gives a good browsing experience. When someone opens the page, he should be able to see some of the current/new posts, at least 2-3.

    About the facebook thing, the font size in FB is really really small. So even though you have space for adding a new status or post at the top, the user can see quite a few of the other posts.

    2ndly – suggesting about the comments. I think you can make better utilization of the space so that the text starts beside the profile picture and not below. Date can be moved to the right hand top. Also, if the name of the user making the comes in bold, it will be much better.

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      It should be hidden by default and you will see only the button. May be you are seeing a cached version of the website if you are still seeing all the fields when you open the home page.

      You will see the fields only when you click on it and can be hidden again by clicking on the button. I already find it easy to post promos/songs/trailers and it should be easy for others too. I don’t have to go to the dashboard and add the post.

      The text was close to the picture and the date was appearing beside the name but many did not like it. The spacing was too close and it looked all cluttered and it was hard to read. I think it looks better now just the way it was before.

    • Author
      sputnik 6 years ago

      My name did appear in bold when I made the above comment. So I think you are probably seeing a cached version of the website. Give it sometime and you should see the changes.

      • cr7 5 years ago

        The names aren’t appearing in bold .It did yesterday but now now.

        • Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

          cr7, your name is appearing in BOLD to me. I dont know what the fuss is all about. Sputnik has done a fantastic job and you guys are cribbing about things which are not even a problem ..its already fixed / doesnt appear a prob at all !!

          • cr7 5 years ago

            I’m not complaining bhai .Just letting sputnik know. Check my previous comments .I said I loved the changes . . I’ve no problem if names never appears in bold 😛

          • cr7 5 years ago

            Ok. deleted cache and it works fine . This is Perfect.

  20. hithere 6 years ago

    Can you make the name bold? It is very fine font and italics.

  21. Serenzy 5 years ago

    Perfect.!
    This is the BEST Version, now 🙂

  22. Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

    cr7, fine – i think i spoke too early.

    🙂

  23. FS 5 years ago

    Its fantastic now. I hope you could something for mobile version’s blue background as well.

  24. Reddemon 5 years ago

    @sputnik Nice Changes For desktop version.
    Please enable the ‘search’ option for mobile version. It helps me alot.

  25. narad_muni 5 years ago

    @sputnik, I think the problem was with the browser cache. Now, things are looking fine

  26. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    @fearlesssoul, @reddemon,

    The mobile version is still broken but I will fix it today.

  27. narad_muni 5 years ago

    @sputnik, sometimes the gap between successive comments is really big immediately after posting. After page refresh, its fine

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      When I reply to someone’s comment the spacing is fine but if I make a new comment it appears below the ad but once I refresh the page it looks fine. Also the Edit buttons don’t show up initially after making a comment but they show up when the page is refreshed.

      But I think will have to live with those small inconveniences as the real time commenting advantage is good.

  28. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    @fearlesssoul, @reddemon

    I fixed the mobile version and it is working for iphones. It might not work correctly on android phones.

  29. Reddemon 5 years ago

    @sputnik
    its working fine over here. Thanks

  30. Manish 5 years ago

    Sputnik that comment feature u added is brilliant 🙂 i get notification if i comment and someone comment side by side …

    Pretty good just like a chat 🙂

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Thanks. Yes real time conversation just like chat was what I wanted from a long time.

  31. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    I added the category drop down to the Quick Post options and it defaults to Promos. Also made the Category show up below the post.

  32. Ipman 5 years ago

    great feature about the users online information

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Thanks.

      I am thinking of adding a feature where it will email the person who is tagged in a comment.

      • Author
        sputnik 5 years ago

        Added the feature where it emails the person who is tagged in a comment. If you don’t like being sent an email whenever someone tags you then I can disable that feature for you.

        If anyone wants to be emailed whenever a new post is made or a new comment is made then I can enable either or both those features for you.

  33. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    I changed the Recent Comments on the sidebar to retrieve the latest comments automatically so that the home page need not be refreshed. When the home page is automatically updating with the latest posts it does not make sense to refresh the page to load the latest comments.

    I made the Recent Comments to look the same way as before but now it has only the latest comment from each post. Unfortunately I cannot get the latest three comments from each post as before.

    If a post is getting lot of comments then the recent comments will get overridden with comments from the same post but if you refresh the home page then it will again display only the latest comment from each post.

    • shan 5 years ago

      Great changes Sputnik. I really like what you have done over the past couple of weeks.

      one feedback : when u click on any of the latest comments, it is taking me to the latest post on the blog instead of the post on which the comment was made. This seems like a bug.

      also, I continue to have a bad reading experience with heavily nested comments, where the later ones just go out of screen or are displayed one word per line.

      • Author
        sputnik 5 years ago

        I thought I changed the Recent Comments stuff only for the desktop theme but it is working for me from IPhone. So not sure why you are having that issue.

        The comments should not show up nested on mobile. They don’t on IPhones. I had fixed the comments going out of screen on other mobiles too. I will send you a link to a file to the email associated with this account. You will have to open it from your iphone and refresh it so that it is readable. After that reload the posts and see if they show up correctly.

        @fearlesssoul,

        Can you confirm if comments are still nested on posts and if they are going out of the screen on android phones.

      • Author
        sputnik 5 years ago

        Ok my bad. I was having that same issue of it going to latest post on the blog instead of the post on which the comment was made when I first made the change but had fixed it. It might be because of some cache.

        So I disabled the cache for now and you can try refreshing the home page in a few minutes and let me know if the recent comments link work correctly.

        • shan 5 years ago

          Still seeing the same issue,even after clearing cache. Seeing the issue on mobile as well as web versions.

          • Author
            sputnik 5 years ago

            Try again now and let me know if it is fixed or not. cr7 is having same issue. If this does not fix it I will try one more thing. That should fix it.

            As far as text going out of screen I emailed you a link to a file. Just open it from your browser on mobile and that should fix it.

          • shan 5 years ago

            Still seeing the same issue with latest comments. I will try the text going out of screen solution later today.

  34. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    @shan,

    I disabled the cache thing completely. So it should definitely work for you and cr7 now.

    The website will be a bit slow for everybody but I will re-enable it after a day. Hope that the comments thing will work correctly then.

    ————–

    Was anybody else having the same issue with the comments?

    • FS 5 years ago

      I am also facing the same problem from the web. Haven’t tried it on mobile yet

      • Author
        sputnik 5 years ago

        I am sorry guys I think I misunderstood the issue. I was looking at the link from the date on the recent comments and it was showing correctly for me. So I thought its some cache issue.

        I now fixed the link from the post title on the recent comments. So the links from both post title as well as well as the date should work correctly.

        Please confirm that it is working correctly or not.

        • shan 5 years ago

          Yep, it is working now. Thanks Sputnik. 🙂

          • FS 5 years ago

            Yep, it is working now. Thanks Sputnik. 🙂 🙂

          • Author
            sputnik 5 years ago

            Glad its working for everyone now.

  35. narad_muni 5 years ago

    I have some problems with right side recent comments pane.
    It is getting chopped of. I am using chrome.

    And are going to see only the most recent comment instead of 3?

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Same thing is happening to me in chrome when I just tried it. I will fix it.

      Yeah. If you are on the home page it will show more than one recent comment from a post automatically if someone makes comments on those posts. But if you refresh the home page you will see only one recent comment from a post.

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Fixed it. It was working fine previously in chrome so I was wondering what happened that it broke.

      cr7 broke it 🙂 He had posted a url to a news article in a comment and it was showing the whole url in the sidebar and going beyond the table width. It was working fine in Firefox but breaking in chrome. Changed his comment to a link.

      Link

  36. alfa.one 5 years ago

    thanks Sputnik, i am using chrome and was facing the same problem but now from afternoon its fine !!

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      You are welcome. I did not know it was not working in chrome till @narad_muni mentioned it. If you see anything not working just let me know.

  37. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    I added pagination to the comments as posts with lot of comments like the Dhoom 3 Boxoffice collections Thread were taking some time to load. If a post has more than 50 top level comments (could be more comments with the nested replies) then only the last 50 comments will show up on the post and you can click on the comments page number to view the older comments. You will see the comments page numbers only if the post has more than 50 top level comments. The comments page number 1 will have the oldest comments. The comments are still sorted oldest to latest on a comments page.

  38. Anjanpur685Miles 5 years ago

    Pagination is working in wrong way.

    When I comment today, the comment goes back on page 1, and when I hit sidebar – I end up on page 2 or 3 or so. I have to manually go to page 1.

    Thanks. (good work btw …keep it up)

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Disabled pagination for now. I wanted the latest comments to show when they load the page and the latest comment shows up on the first page but the link thinks its on the last page. So the comment link doesn’t work.

  39. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    Changed the first page or home page to display only the latest 3 posts. Posts from the 4th post onwards show up on the 2nd page and can be accessed by using the pagination at the bottom. I was thinking of having only the latest post on home page but for now left it at 3 posts.

    Added 4 posts from each major category on the home page with a View More link which will take to all posts from that category. I think the home page looks better this way with the pictures. Also this way the Exclusives, Member Reviews and recent posts from each major category stay on the home page longer and won’t get moved to the second page if there are a lot of promos or same movie posts.

  40. alfa.one 5 years ago

    @ Sputnik – If I want to post a video file directly from PC how to do that ? I have tried copy and paste but didnt work. Help me out pl.

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      You want to upload a file from your computer? You can do so by clicking on Add Media below the title field of the Add Post screen. You will see Upload Files tab and you can drag and drop the file or click on Select Files and select your file from your computer. It has a 8 MB limit though.

      If you want to add a file from youtube then you have to click on Share then Embed and copy the iframe code from there and paste it in your content section on Add New Post screen.

      Since you are new to this and have had trouble posting earlier I made a change so that your post will not show up on main screen till I approve it. Once you think you are done with the post or if you are having trouble just comment on one of the posts tagging me and I will help in editing the post or embedding the video.

      • alfa.one 5 years ago

        Thanks a lot. I will try and let you know in case i face problems.

  41. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    If a post has more than 50 comments it will now only display the latest 50 comments. These are based on date so some comments which were replies in response to earlier comments may show up as individual comments and out of order as the original comment does not show up. I know this looks odd but this is the solution that I could come up for now.

    All comments can be viewed by clicking the Show/Hide All Comments which will toggle between all the comments or the latest 50 comments. When all the comments are shown they do show up properly. Its quick so if you find comments that don’t look in order or out of context you can click on Show/Hide All Comments to view them properly.

    This was necessary as posts with a lot of comments were slowing down the page when loading.

  42. Ipman 5 years ago

    if you click on show/hide comments, then you cant reply to any comment

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      hmm… I am getting all comments and hiding them initially. I am also getting latest 50 comments and displaying them. So the reply works with the latest 50 comments when you click reply to any of them. But if you click Show All Comments and you click reply to a comment which was in the latest 50 comments then it doesn’t work. It works for those comments which were not in the latest 50 comments.

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Fixed the not being able to reply issue. Changed the Show/Hide All Comments to just Show All Comments as there is no point in again hiding all comments and showing just the latest 50 comments. Once you click on Show All Comments all the comments are displayed and you can reply to any comment.

      There can be one issue though. If you reply/comment and then click on Show All Comments your latest comment will not show up because the comment was not there when the page initially loaded. Refreshing the page will fix it.

  43. yakuza 5 years ago

    Site layout is looking pretty very good now so as performance. One change I would like to see is page header image and style. develop some artistic Bollywood image imprinting site name.

    • Author
      sputnik 5 years ago

      Thanks. That’s on my to do list too.

  44. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    Have changed the front page to display two posts side by side. I know some of you will have trouble adjusting to the new look but give some time.

    For all posts you have to click on the Continue link to view the post. This way we would know how many people viewed that post more correctly. I have made sure that the side by side posts show in the same space with the horizontal line after every 2 posts. The home page shows 12 posts like before so exclusive posts would not get moved to the next page if there are a few new posts.

    If the website is not displaying properly like the actual post showing in half the vertical space let me know and I will email you a link that you will need to open in your browser which will fix the issue.

    • aryan 5 years ago

      @Sputnik

      Good changes site looks more beautiful and attractive.

      • Author
        sputnik 5 years ago

        Thanks @aryan

  45. Author
    sputnik 5 years ago

    Added share buttons to Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp for the mobile version of the site. For sharing the link on WhatsApp you have to click on the Share via WhatsApp button then select the person or group and it will populate the link and you can send it to them.

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