I haven't built a plugin for this. I'm definitely interested in having one though and plan to either develop it myself, or hire InteractiveTools to build it for me.
I do think this would be a great Add-on plugin for InteractiveTools to offer for sale under the Add Ons page.
Hi Glenn, Hi Zick
I have been discussing a plugin with Ross at Interactivetools. On this occasion I decided against going ahead, mainly because of the cost involved (that's not to say it was expensive, just that that the cost outweighed the benefits for my project).
Maybe if we got together on this forum, and could agree on format/functionality, we could jointly fund the development?
This is what I would like the plugin to do:
Each of my records currently has the following fields: Title; Short Description; Content; Image Upload
I would like to add a checkbox which, when checked, posts all of the above fields to my Facebook page when the page is saved.
For the plugin to be universally useful I think that we would need to be able to modify the names of the fields to be posted (either in the cms or hard coded into the plugin itself)
I would also like the plugin to post to twitter, and would like another checkbox added for this. Because of the 140 character limit on twitter just the title of the page will be posted, along with a link to the page and a message that says something like "I have posted a new page on my website"
How would this fit in with your ideas Glenn and Zick?
Crowd funding of projects like this has been in the back of my mind for quite a while, and Jeff's thoughts pushed the idea to the front.
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Jeff - what you proposed is very similar to what I had in mind in regards to title, short descriptio and upload, with the use of a checkbox to trigger whats posted. I like the idea of adding Twitter to this option as well.
in regards to the back-end coding part, I was thinking something that functions similar to the "show hide dependent fields" plugin.... Whereas you manually list the records in the code that will function with the plugin... the plugin would need to be able to distinguish the difference between record names and titles, and I think it should have the ability to pull the short description from the content as well and reduce it down to a short description - some clients just don't have the time to create a short description- but if the plugin could generate the short description from the content, then the client only needs to check a box for Facebook and Twitter postings - when they're ready to save the record.
im open to suggestions and in on a group funding, etc. what I do know is this will be built - whether I build it myself or hire someone to build it for me. I've already started talking to Interactivetools about the development of this.
I have been using Dreamweaver and extensions over the years but good sites take a while to build that is why now I am going to start using interactive tools cms more often. And were they to have an add-on like this very reasonable Dreamweaver extension it would be very exciting. I have not bought this specific DW extension as it was just released this evening.
But I am sure the specific logic of the code in the extension could be of interest to you guys.