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 🙂
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.
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.
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.Tags: Exclusive Tanqeed