new features: find articles written with specific tags and titles without specifying author, second tag can be used to filter article search results

in utopian-io •  3 months ago


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New Feature One

As @emrebeyler suggested last update, I have now added a second tag to my article finder search forms, for both Voted and Written Articles.

So let's say I wanted to find all the tutorial articles I have written for utopian-io.

Step 1: Click on "User History" on the navigation bar, then click on "Written Articles". This will take you to the Article Search form. Alternatively, just go to this link:

Step 2: Type in your username and two tags. In my case, I'm going to type in magicmonk as the username, and the two tags will be utopian-io and tutorial.

Step 3: Change the dates so you are able to find articles between the specified two dates. I'm going to make it January 1 2016 until now, so I can search for all the articles I've written from the start.

Step 4: Tick "exclude comments" so comments won't be included.

Step 5: Click the "List Articles Written" blue button.

A screenshot of all the steps plus the search results has been provided below:

You can see a list of tutorials that I have written for Utopian-io during this time.

You can also try the above steps for articles you have voted here:

New Feature Two

Now let's say I want to do a tutorial for angular.js and I'd like to see if someone else has done the same thing for Utopian-io.

I can search for articles even without providing the author's name. Under the same page, I can simply type utopian-io for the first tag, tutorial for the second tag, "angular" for the title, pick 2 dates and search.

Now you can see a list of angular tutorials people have written for Utopian-io.

How they were implemented:

3 files were updated in this pull request:

input for second tag, allow no author

  • The Articlelist controller now accepts input for the second tag.
  • The controller now allows for no author to be provided and still run a query as long as the first tag has been provided (e.g. find all articles written for a particular tag).

queries allow for 2nd tag input, no author and limit results

  • 2nd tag input accepted into query to database functions.
  • no author needs to be provided if a tag has been specified
  • results limited to 500 to relieve pressure on database resources.

modify form to submit 2nd tag, add link to author

  • Modified the form to include a text box to enter a second tag.
  • Added hyperlinks to authors on table.

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Thanks for the contribution, @magicmonk! It's cool to see you implemented a feature suggested by @emrebeyler!

It would've been great if the number of tags was dynamic instead of being limited to 2, so you could just type "utopian-io, development, steemfriends" for example, but maybe you can add that in the future. Nevertheless, it's pretty neat!

As for the code itself; it seems to be missing some spaces, e.g. between parameters of a function, which makes it less readable. I would recommend using a linter that can point out these small inconsistencies for you.

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Thank you so much amosbastian, always learn heaps from you, will definitely incorporate it in my next update.


Thank you for your review, @amosbastian! Keep up the good work!

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