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  • #2910

    Roger Leitch
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    I found a plugin I am considering using, unfortunately it written for PHP version 5.3, so will not run on my current hosting. (It looks like it is the anonymous function feature).

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gt-pinboard/

    It struck me as a useful plugin to use for a church “noticeboard” where requests / news are pinned to a page like post-it notes.

    What I am looking for is some assistance to modify the code to make it work with PHP v5.2

    Any suggestions?

    #2928

    themeweaver
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    Probably easier to upgrade your hosting?

    #2933

    Roger Leitch
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    I have asked them and they indicate it will be a couple of months.
    Cannot complain too much as it is a good quality hosting on a “mini server” that is provided free as we are a charity.

    #2934

    Roger Leitch
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    Just logged into the web host manager WHM and found that I had to acknowledge an update. Found how to rebuild apache with a newer version of PHP, which is now running.

    Hopefully in 30 minutes it will be updated.

    #2935

    Roger Leitch
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    I got the plug in I was tesing to work after a fashion on my sandbox test site: http://www.scfchurch.co.uk/sandbox/noticeboard/
    It is not quite what I want as clicking an entry expands the content at the top of the page instead of in situ.

    It generates a create a Pinterest type layout using jQuery Masonry as described here: http://masonry.desandro.com/index.html

    Looking at the examples here http://www.webappers.com/2011/12/29/15-great-examples-of-websites-using-jquery-masonry/

    This looks like a useful library to be used in in a website theme /or features page.

    Perhaps something you could consider for a future theme or a page format.

    #2936

    themeweaver
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    Glad you got your hosting sorted. That’s pretty hands-on hosting if you had to re-build PHP yourself! When I said upgrading your host would be easier, I assumed like everybody else you either click a button for 5.3 or move hosts.

    Not really a fan of the masonry thing. It’s an interesting effect but the fluid demo looks horrible during resizing.

    I think it would be fine in a theme which just used masonry to create a full width portfolio. Can’t see it would look all that great inside a page with restricted width (which most themes are).

    The WP version of the plugin is also loading a lot of extra jquery including Bootstrap.

    #2937

    Roger Leitch
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    I am rapidly coming to the conclusion that I will keep it simple and just use the insert posts shortcode.

    I am trying to set up the equivalent of a notice board where people pin cards to it with news, want add, stuff for sale, recyling etc.

    There are advertisement plug ins, but they are not really what I want.

    Hav a good Easter.

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