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#4011 new defect

Correct Twitter URL and hashtag in email to global sponsors

Reported by: RMarks Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Component: WordCamp Site & Plugins Keywords:


Reported in Slack: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/C08M59V3P/p1545183587066200

The email that goes out to global sponsors to alert them of an upcoming camp has some problems with the way the information regarding the camps' Twitter accounts is displayed. Here's an example from the recent WordCamp Proldiv email: Their Twitter handle is https://twitter.com/https://twitter.com/WordCampPlovdiv and their hashtag is https://twitter.com/hashtag/#WCPLD Can we get the repetitive "https://twitter.com/" removed and the hashtag limited to just the hashtag in this case it would be #WCPLD

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local-twitter-values.png (40.4 KB) - added by RMarks 10 months ago.
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Change History (9)

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #meta-wordcamp by iandunn. View the logs.

10 months ago

#2 @RMarks
10 months ago

I'd like to make this change, but don't see the code for this in the meta repository. Can someone point me to where this code is located?

Last edited 10 months ago by RMarks (previous) (diff)

#4 @RMarks
10 months ago

I've uploaded a screenshot of what I see in my local development environment. Could someone please send me the same for Plovdiv from the production enviroment? I believe the additional https://twitter.com/ parts are being stored along with the Twitter username.

For the hashtag, I believe the # was being added in the UI. https://twitter.com/hashtag/WCPLD is a valid URL.

In both of these cases, I think removing the URL and # when saving a WordCamp would be the better direction to go. Thoughts?

Last edited 10 months ago by RMarks (previous) (diff)

#5 @iandunn
10 months ago


My instinct is to normalize them to be full/valid URLs and hashtags -- e.g., https://twitter.com/WordCampPlovdiv and #WCPLD -- since that feels like it's more intuitive/expected/"correct".

I don't hold that opinion very strongly, though; I can see the other side of it as well.

I'd be curious to see how those fields are being used across the codebase. That may be a factor in how practical one option would be over the other.

#6 @RMarks
10 months ago

I agree that they should be normalized. The mailer.php code mentioned in comment:3 is attempting to make both into URLs:

It may be useful to look at the production database and see what the previous usage has been.
For the handle: Username alone, Username with the @ symbol, or URL to profile
For the hashtag: Hashtag letters with or without the # symbol

#7 @RMarks
10 months ago

(please delete).

Last edited 10 months ago by RMarks (previous) (diff)
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