Over the last few weeks, we’ve been working hard on PublishPress compatibility with Gutenberg.
Gutenberg has been a challenge, to say the least. But we’ll have more details on that in another blog post next week.
In the meantime, PublishPress 1.17 is available today. It adds some features, fixes a security hole and resolves some bugs.
Here’s an overview of what’s new in PublishPress 1.17:
This week’s PublishPress release squeezes some bugs from the main plugin.
You can download version 1.16.3 of PublishPress from inside your WordPress site, or from WordPress.org. Here are the key fixes:
We do our best to write a lot of documentation for PublishPress.
However, many of you find it easier to follow video tutorials. So we’ve started posting videos on the PublishPress YouTube channel.
There will be 2 new videos every week about PublishPress. We’ll also cover related topics such as WordPress content workflows and user permissions.
Does it matter how many words you write on a topic?
Some books are famously short. “The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde” barely reaches 60 pages, but it has inspired movies and TV shows for decades.
Some books are famously long. “Moby Dick” is over 700 pages, but it has also been enormously popular for over 100 years.
This week we released a new version of the main PublishPress plugin. You may notice three new faces smiling back at you from inside PublishPress.
PublishPress 1.6 is available now. The major change in this version is on the license screens.
We heard from PublishPress users that our old approach was cumbersome, so we’ve made improvements.
By default, WooCommerce products don’t show the default “Authors” feature in WordPress.
The WooCommerce developers made this choice for a good reason. Posts, Pages and other content normally need an “author”. However, eCommerce products might have a “Vendor” or “Manufacturer”, but not often an “author”.
By default, WordPress users in the admin area can see all the Posts on the site, regardless of whether they are the author.
This is not a problem for many sites. After all, most Posts on most sites are publicly available – there’s no need to hide them. However, in some situations, site owners don’t want authors to see the Posts that other users are working on.
PublishPress is based on another WordPress plugin called Edit Flow.
Edit Flow was a wonderful plugin, but had some noticeable restrictions. One key limitation was that it only supported Posts.