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PDD’s little upgrade and the glitch with the Smart Unread Comments plugin

If you’re one of those compulsive people who likes to read every single comment on Perfect Duluth Day, the past few days have been a challenge for you.

The “Comments” column on the left is supposed to show which posts have new comments you haven’t read, but it hasn’t been working since PDD upgraded to WordPress 3.0.4 on Dec. 31.

In the meantime, if you’re noticing anything else not functioning properly since the upgrade, let us know. The comment thing is the only thing we’ve noticed.

UPDATE: The problem was fixed on Jan. 3, so there should be no more issues.

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12 Comment(s)

  1. Thank you. I thought I broke something!

    HappyHippo | Jan 3, 2011 | New Comment
  2. I was actually quite proud of myself. I was thinking, wow, I’ve read everything!

    This is probably totally unrelated and may not be you guys and just might be my phone. But the mobile version doesn’t work for me anymore. The mobile site looks like it was upgraded from what it used to be a few months or a year ago maybe? But it looks different and quite nice for the 2 seconds I can see it. Immediately after it loads completely everything disappears except for the banner at the top. I have a Blackberry Storm and this has been the only mobile site I’ve had any issues with. Any ideas what may be going on?

    Chris | Jan 3, 2011 | New Comment
  3. Chris-
    Are you running it through your browser? I have PDD bookmarked on my Android and the browser opens the mobile version.

    TimK | Jan 3, 2011 | New Comment
  4. I’m told it looks fine on iPhone and Android 2.2 OS. Can anyone with a Blackberry Storm confirm it’s working properly or is legitimately messed up?

    Paul Lundgren | Jan 3, 2011 | New Comment
  5. TimK, yes I’m just using a bookmark I had on the standard browser that came loaded on the phone. I’m definitely getting the mobile version, it says Perfect Duluth Day Mobile on the banner that I can see.

    Chris | Jan 3, 2011 | New Comment
  6. OK Kids!! I think I was able to update the Smart Unread Comments plug-in to handle the new way WordPress 3.0+ is storing global variables.

    We are still not very smart here at PDD, we just get lucky once in a while!!

    Cory Fechner | Jan 3, 2011 | New Comment
  7. WTG Cory!

    baci | Jan 4, 2011 | New Comment
  8. By the way, in case anyone cares, there’s a subtle difference in what happens when you click on different parts of the comments links.

    If you click on the title of the post, it will take you to the top of the post, but if you click on the number of new comments (in parenthesis) it will take you directly to the comments you haven’t read.

    So it’s up to you whether you want to refresh your memory and see the post again, or whether you want to avoid unnecessary scrolling and get directly to the trolling.

    Paul Lundgren | Jan 4, 2011 | New Comment
  9. Trolling, for sure.

    The Friendly Old Knifey | Jan 4, 2011 | New Comment
  10. Hi PDD, nice blog.

    I was looking for the plugin but the original plugin doesn’t seem to work in the latest WP version. I really like the way the comments are displayed in this blog.

    I’ve been struggling for weeks to make this plugin fit, but failed in the end. If you don’t mind, could you send me the smart unread comments plugin via my e-mail or share the php code here?

    Thanks a million in advance!

    Han | May 24, 2011 | New Comment
  11. Obviously we did some inline CSS styling on lines 175 -- 186, to make ours look less ugly, but below is the link we used to help us get it working in WordPress 3+.

    Cory Fechner | May 24, 2011 | New Comment
  12. Is anyone ever going to approve my comment? It’s been pending for days…

    loader | May 25, 2012 | New Comment

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