3.0.0
BLOCKS
Post Group with Upvoting UI

Overview

This is a fully responsive repeating group block that contains UI elements for upvoting functionality, and a functional, 3-level commenting widget within each repeating group cell. It is ideal for displaying a post in a feed, creating a discussion board, or displaying a thread of posts related to a single Topic.

Structure

When this block is added to a page, it is placed within a group called Blocks container 860 (do not rename) on the page. This group contains the responsive settings for all blocks.
  • Group postUpvoteComments This group contains all of the UI components for a post. RepeatingGroup Posts stores the data for these posts (you will have to change the repeating group data source as it is currently set to a placeholder dummy data source).
    • Group Inner upvotes content This group contains the UI components for upvoting the post (no workflows associated).
    • Group Inner post details This group contains the post title, creator info, description, the attached post and a copy of the nestedcomments_template reusable element.
      • Group Inner post comment displays the total number of comments from the post. Please note that the UI for displaying the actual comments is not included in this block.
      • In order to store a list of comments on each post, please make a copy of the nestedcomments_template and name the copied version to be nestedcomments_posts. This preserves the original instance of the nestedcomments_template reusable elements, just in case a Post's commenting functionality may differ from other comment functionality in your application. More information on the nestedcomments_template can be found here: Comments thread (with like and reply). You could also place the copy of the nestedcomments_posts reusable in a group, and set that group to be hidden on page load and collapse in height. Then, users can click to view comments by clicking on the Group Inner post comment element.

How to set up

  • Update the data source of RepeatingGroup Posts.
  • Set up workflows for upvoting
    • Clicking on Group Inner upvote button should upvote the post. Example workflow: When Group Inner upvote button is clicked and current post's user likes doesn't contain current user, then add current user to current post's user likes field.*
    • Update Text upvote count's data source so it dynamically refers to the current post's upvote count (or user likes)*
  • Update the text and image content in Group Inner post details
    • You should make these dynamic and set it to current cell's post's title / creator / description / attached image.*
  • Update the data source of Text Comment to dynamically refer to the current cell's post's # of comments (or user likes).*
    • Make a copy of the nestedcomments_template reusable and replace the nestedcomments_template element in this repeating group block, with the copied reusable. More information about how to associate a custom object with a list of Comments can be found here: Comments thread (with like and reply).
*Please note that these conditionals and workflows will vary depending on how you have set up your database.
Here is an example of associating the comments with a 'Post' data object: video