So, been using EE for some time but now want to push the limits and write some extensions and or plugin.
The extension needs to write the entry_id of the entry just published by any user OR the entry_id of the entry if posting a comment - to every members profile (or separate table).
When a member visits the entry, it would remove the entry_id from their list.
----Extension creates new table - exp_member_read_unread (User ID, list of entry_ids)
--User creates a new post or comments on entry
----On save, extension kicks in and records the entries entry_id to each members exp_members_read_unread column. (eg: entry_id column = 1,2,4,99,6)
Background: I'll be creating a server side read/unread visited/not visited since new stuff added - list for each member.
Second to this, I will need another plugin/extension to modify the users read/unread list once visited. That'll be another post I expect.
I can pound away at creating an SQL query but no solid idea on where to start or if an extension is the right approach. The docs are somehwat overwhelming to a N00b and cannot find simple starter examples - so looking to tap the brightest minds where possible :)