[1Ramp Alpha Web] Implementing Nested Replies for Posts

in #utopian-io3 years ago




1. Introduction

1Ramp is a Steem powered social media that rewards you for sharing valuable work with the community.

In this blog post, I will be sharing how I implemented the feature to see and add nested replies to a post. So don't forget to check out the app at https://alpha.1ramp.io and let’s hop in.

2. Nested Replies

Screenshot from 2018-12-03 16-11-10.png

On the steem blockchain, one can add a comment as a reply to another comment. Collectively, these replies are called nested replies.

3. Implementation Details

3.1. Getting Replies for a Post

To get all replies for a post, we can use the getState call. Here is the sample from the codebase which is used to get the required data -


This call returns all the data required for rendering a post with all the comments in it. The data basically contains all the comments (with the post itself) and mapping for replies.

Once we have the data, we store it in the redux state which is later used by the components to display -


3.2. Component Structure to Display Nested Comments

At the root in a post, we have a component called RootReplies which renders all the Replies of the current post in addition to the form to submit a new reply.

A Reply then renders itself and all its Replies, resulting in a component tree which looks something like this -


So a Reply component renders all its children comments using the Replies component until there are no replies left -


3.3. Adding Action Bar to Comments

For each comment, the users can

  • Upvote it
  • See earnings on it
  • Reply to it

So to implement this, I used a stateful component where the state keeps track of whether the reply input form is open or not. This state variable is then simply used to render the CreateReply component below the comment.

Once the reply is posted, the getState call is made again in order to fetch all the replies on the node -

4. What's Next?

4.1. Contribute to the App

Our web app is already up and running and you can give it a try at https://alpha.1ramp.io. I request you to try it out and report issues on Github or in 1Ramp’s Discord and help us improve the platform.

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Pull Request - https://github.com/hapramp/alpha-web/pull/71
Github Account - https://github.com/singhpratyush


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  • Very beautiful article, nice pictures, text well laid out.
  • Ironically there are no comments in the code for the nested comments.

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