Need a working example of grabbing post data


  • Thank you @yariplus, I will be sure to study this and I will try to understand what is happening here.

    My earlier approach seems to have been quite a bit off.

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    Cool, let me know if you have any other questions. 🙂


  • @yariplus, I've been playing around with the code and got it working pretty well like I wanted but now I can't figure out how to get data out of getUserData().

    It gives me null, complains that user is not defined, crashes Nodebb and does all kinds of stuff depending on how I try to do it but it doesn't give me any useful data.

    I've been trying to get it working with action:user.loggedIn so I could display "user <name here> logged in" when an user logs in. And also with action:user.create so I could display something like "<name here> registered at forums" when an user registers at the forums.

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    @Pilvinen Hmm, sounds like you're sending or reading the wrong parameters somewhere. If it's crashing NodeBB, you might have forgot the return statement in your if (err).

    	Plugin.loggedIn = function (uid) {
    		User.getUserData(uid, function (err, userData) {
    			if (err || !userData) return console.log("Couldn't find user: " + uid);
    
    			console.log("User '" + userData.username + "' has logged in.");
    		});
    	};
    

  • I'm pretty sure I already tried to do it like that but I must have had an error there somewhere - it's working now with your example. Thanks again for the help.


  • @yariplus,Your guide is simple but very helpful to write plugin, thanks

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    @LLLRH said:

    @yariplus,Your guide is simple but very helpful to write plugin, thanks

    Thanks for your feedback! Glad to help anyone getting into NodeBB development. 🙂

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    @yariplus said:

    @LLLRH said:

    @yariplus,Your guide is simple but very helpful to write plugin, thanks

    Thanks for your feedback! Glad to help anyone getting into NodeBB development. 🙂

    If you are interested in writing a beginners guide to plugin development, we'd be happy to feature it on our blog 🙂

    (I have to update ghost first, so that we can post it under your username)

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    @psychobunny said:

    @yariplus said:

    @LLLRH said:

    @yariplus,Your guide is simple but very helpful to write plugin, thanks

    Thanks for your feedback! Glad to help anyone getting into NodeBB development. 🙂

    If you are interested in writing a beginners guide to plugin development, we'd be happy to feature it on our blog 🙂

    (I have to update ghost first, so that we can post it under your username)

    Actually, yes. That is something I've been wanting to do. I jumped into NodeBB development as a total newbie to Javascript, so I probably have a good perspective for beginners. I have some formal education in technical writing as well. 📖


  • @yariplus said:

    Actually, yes. That is something I've been wanting to do. I jumped into NodeBB development as a total newbie to Javascript, so I probably have a good perspective for beginners. I have some formal education in technical writing as well. 📖

    Please do this! 👍 We need more tutorials and technical guides. I've been trying to immerse myself more in the source and writing plugins so I can write some stuff for the community.

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