The Wire Tools v2.2

Release Notes

2.2 (2013-03-18):

  • added: plugin setting to change the max length of a wire post
  • added: wire add form to the group activity page #4
  • changed: README.txt to for better layout in GitHub
  • Applied Elgg coding standards

2.1 (2013-04-05):

  • added: plugin setting to extend the activity page with a wire post form
  • added: widget title url for default thewire widget
  • added: runonce for migration Elgg 1.7 -> 1.8
  • changed: thewire reply link now visible in river events
  • changed: entity menu for wire post will show up in widgets
  • changed: setting page_owner on reply and thread page in case of group
  • fixed: problem with object notifications
  • fixed: possible SQL injection in widgets
  • fixed: not correctly presenting user setting

2.0 (2012-04-10):

  • changed: updated for Elgg 1.8
  • Screenshots are coming

    apparently we never released this on the community so here you go ;) Have fun

  • thanks! has this been tested with river_addon or other plugins that update the river via ajax update?

  • Since we installed this last year the rate of Wire postings on our site has more than doubled. This is a really great tool, and most of its many features (especially access control and group wire) should be in the core.

    The one thing that I can think of that would improve it still further would be integrated URL shortening - I see that's on the todo list. Is any work planned on that?  

  • @Jon Dron. I think there is a plugin galli short url try it.....

  • Hi folks, 

    This is great additional functionality for Elgg, really simplfying posting etc, but I have a question...

    I have been trying to use the Containers plugin to assign container (namely a group of which a user is a number) to ANY post including wire. The idea is that the user post from their activity page/main page by the status update etc and from there can choose what container/group to post BUT cannot post without choosing a container.


    With the wire enabled in groups now this should be possible but I cannot seem to do it (I am really not that experienced in Elgg/Php but am getting there.)


    I appreciate any help at all - thank you all for your great work and community!




  • Hi!, Is there a way to post with public access the group wire posts?

    I need group wire posts be visible to logged out users.


  • @Javier

    Hi!, Is there a way to post with public access the group wire posts?

    I need group wire posts be visible to logged out users.

    No, group posts are only for group members. There are no plans to change/support this.

  • i notice that when i change the length of wire messages from 160 to 300, although the character count does show 300 initially in the 'add wire message' box in my site - as soon as i begin to type the wire message, the count drops to 159 and the 300 limit is ignored. anyone know why? is this a bug with the 1.8 version?

  • @jeabakker posts aren't showing in the wire widget, but they do show in activity... it's weird, do you have any idea why this happens?

Jerome Bakker

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