Post Threads to Statuses

Testing Threads…

Here’s a test of that idea… This is the first TEST entry in creating a threaded status. To expand on any idea or news event as they happen, you can now create threads in your status to keep them up to date. This allows you to use streams as pages for updating a news/story event, or gradually documenting an idea or goal over time.

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almost done

The Thread feature is almost done! It was quite a mind-bending thing to build, but the backend interface and frontend are basically stable and MD is better off from the bug fixes made in the process. The only big issue is the dates of each threaded item is very wrong. On the minor side, it would be nice to add an indicator to the stream archives page that an item is a thread.

almost done

The Thread feature is almost done! It was quite a mind-bending thing to build, but the backend interface and frontend are basically stable and MD is better off from the bug fixes made in the process. The only big issue is the dates of each threaded item is very wrong. On the minor side, it would be nice to add an indicator to the stream archives page that an item is a thread.

first update

Here’s what the Thread interface looks like from the post screen. To add a thread to your status, just peek below the post editor to start adding new thread items. All you have to do is type a quick message to keep the thread updated!

MD4.8.4 changelog

By the way, The Stream will be available in the upcoming MD4.8.4 release. I’m shooting to have it out by Monday, and here’s a full list of the changes slated to make it in this version:

Marketers Delight 4.8.4 New!

MD4.8.4 adds the exciting new Stream feature, a redesigned admin panel, and other useful enhancements.

See what's new:
  • The Stream is a new feature that allows you to post quick updates, share posts, and more. Activate the Stream on your site from the Features Manager in your WP admin.
  • The MD admin panel has been revamped to make crucial site settings much easier to find.
  • Use the new md_has_content_box filter to remove the content box from any page.

See all 10 changes →

drag and drop

Pro tip: You can reorder each thread item by simply dragging and dropping it to the place you want in the list. Easy!

Dates

Wow. Getting the right dates to show on each thread item was really confusing, but I’m fairly happy with the solution.

Launched

And after all of that, I am glad to tell you that The Stream is finally ready. Thanks for following:

Publish Status Updates, Threads, and Share Posts With the New Stream in MD4.8.4

The time it takes to produce quality content and quickly post short updates are in conflict with one another. So how can we combine the brevity of social media and longform content together? Introducing the Stream…
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