MP-WP Vpatch: Add footnotes plugin and text-selection javascript

As my first somewhat official task, I set out to create a vpatch for mp-wp to add the footnotes1 and shareable text-selection2 features seen on most republican blogs. After some false starts I realized I would first need to set up a proper local dev environment for working with vtools. Luckily I had some time available during the holidays for completing this particular prerequisite, after which I was able to create a working vpatch for mp-wp.

Without further ado, the vpatch, signature, and my key:

http://billymg.com/downloads/mp-wp/mp-wp_add-footnotes-and-textselectionjs.vpatch
http://billymg.com/downloads/mp-wp/mp-wp_add-footnotes-and-textselectionjs.vpatch.billymg.sig
http://billymg.com/downloads/billymg.asc

Pressing

In order to press this patch you will need a keccak-powered v.pl. Diana Coman was kind and patient enough to help me with this and pointed me to her post on the subject. If you are starting out with V for the first time I highly recommend grabbing the starter pack from that post. It works out of the box and will save you a lot of headaches.

Pressing a fresh copy of mp-wp from this vpatch gets you everything included in the genesis vpatch plus:


wp-content/plugins/footnotes.php
wp-content/themes/default/selection-magic.php

As well as a small modification to wp-content/themes/default/single.php and wp-content/themes/default/page.php to wrap post and page content in a unique ID that the selection-magic javascript can reference.

Setup of the footnotes feature followed the directions from hanbot. After setting up mp-wp you'll just need to 'activate' the footnotes plugin in the Plugins section of your wordpress admin panel.

Next task

My next official task, from hanbot this time, is to put together a vpatch to fix a small image reference bug in the genesis vpatch. I've started working on this locally and after sufficient testing will write up another blog post with the new patch.

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2 Responses to “MP-WP Vpatch: Add footnotes plugin and text-selection javascript”

  1. [...] my first two mp-wp patches. Hanbot caught one in the .svg file extension patch. The other, in the footnotes and text-selection patch, I noticed myself after deploying the changes on this blog. Nothing was broken, just some stray [...]

  2. hanbot says:
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