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.
Are you forgetful?
I certainly am. I need reminders and prompts to help keep me organized.
So, for everyone who need some extra organization, we built the Reminders add-on for PublishPress. Reminders can automatically send notifications before you publish content. Here are some examples of how you can use Reminders:
The goal of PublishPress is to provide professional publishing tools for WordPress.
When larger, professional organizations start to use PublishPress, a lot of their questions revolve around permissions.
The Content Checklist add-on for PublishPress is perfect for anyone that wants to create a consistent experience with their WordPress content. If you publish a lot of content, it can be hard to make sure every post and page has the features you need.
Using the Content Checklist, you can define tasks that must be completed before authors are able to publish content. Here’s what a typical set of requirements might look like.
PublishPress 1.14 is out and it contains a handful of bug-fixes. We’ve also released several add-on updates:
Detailed information on all these updates is available in the PublishPress changelogs.