Showing and changing blog comments discussionId and URL
@KajMagnus for those posts prior to my setting up a
discussionId parameter to make their comments portable, is there a way in the Admin view I can see an ID and then retroactively apply it to those older posts? Am doing some transitioning and hate to lose those comments. I can see them in Admin but don't see their parameters. Hope all that makes sense. Thanks as always, sir.
[Edit] I changed the title from "Any way to identify old discussionId ?" to the current title. /KajMagnus [/Edit]
- 8 replies
- KajMagnus @KajMagnus2019-09-02 18:33:35.643Z
There is not, and to me that seems like a good thing to have. I've previously a bit been wondering how to deal with situations like yours. There could 1) be a page that lists all embedded comments pages, where you'll see blog post URLs and any already existing
discussionIds, and where you can add and remove new ids. Or 2) I can add a view-&-change
discussionIdsetting, on each page. Or maybe both 1 & 2 would make sense, actually.
I have fairly many things to do this week, but hopefully I can be done with this at the end of next week. What's your time frame for doing the transitioning to ... Is this to a new domain? Or different URL paths?
- In reply toBryceWray⬆:Bryce Wray @BryceWray2019-09-02 18:37:37.802Z
No hurries. Still in the dev stage with various bugs to fix. In the end, would be the same site and domain (https://brycewray.com), but just pointing Netlify to a different repo. Will be glad to help with testing of this feature if that would be useful for you. Thanks!
- Progresswith doing this idea
- @KajMagnus marked this topic as Planned 2019-09-06 07:09:49.323Z.
- KajMagnus @KajMagnus2019-09-06 07:09:44.260Z2019-09-06 07:27:04.887Z
I've fixed this, and it's a bit untested. Can I first try to change the URLs at another blog (which was imported from Disqus and has some old broken URLs that I can now fix)? and then tomorrow I'll write to you about how to do this.
(One goes to the Admin Area | Settings | Features and enables Experimental, then clicks the Content tab that appear, and then one can edit discussion IDs and URLs. However don't try to edit the other fields right now. — I suggest you wait until I message you again tomorrow :- ))
That’s fine; I’ll wait until you give the “all-clear,” so to speak. Thanks for continuing to work on this! I feared you’d had to abandon it for some reason. Since I’m not only still migrating back and forth among SSGs but also resurrecting formerly deleted posts (see https://brycewray.com/posts/2019/10/otoh), I need this more now than I did when I first asked for it. :-)