PublishPress Blocks Pro is Now Available

Blocks Pro

PublishPress Blocks is a plugin that adds over 20 extra blocks to the Gutenberg interface, along with custom layouts, CSS styles, and permissions for blocks.

There are many Gutenberg plugins available, but PublishPress Blocks is different. This plugin has a strong focus on being useful for publishers and content creators.

If you want to see an example of this content focus, check out the Content Display block. This really is the best way to show your content in a block.

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The Post Expirator Plugin is Joining PublishPress

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The Post Expirator plugin allows you to choose an “expire” date for WordPress posts. 

When your post is automatically unpublished, you can delete the post, change the status, or update the post categories. The plugin has over 100,000 users and has been working reliably for years.

We're delighted to say that Post Expirator is now part of PublishPress.

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PublishPress 3.0 is Now Available With Improved Notifications

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Version 3.0 of the PublishPress plugin is now available.

This release focuses on improving the Notifications feature. You'll find that the Notifications are now more stable, and the Notifications Log is more useful.

There is an extra reason that we labeled this as “3.0” rather than simply continuing to “2.5”. There are some relatively minor breaking changes in this version.

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How to Create a Content Schedule in WordPress

Content Schedule

If you're running a busy website, it's important to get a clear understanding of what content is being published.

The PublishPress plugin does offer a Calendar view where you can see all your content in a week-by-week layout. However, a Calendar view must inevitably hide some information or else it would become unbearably crowded.

For a clean view of all the key data for all your WordPress content, try the Content Overview screen in the PublishPress plugin.

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How to Use Different Statuses for Different WordPress Post Types

Statuses Per Post Type

One PublishPress user asked us if it was possible to have different statuses for different WordPress post types.

This user wanted to have a customized workflow for each post type. For example, this is a possible approach they could use:

  • Posts can move between these statuses: Draft, Pitch, Assigned, Approved, Published.
  • Pages can move between these statuses: Pitch, In Progress, Published.

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How to See Your Draft Posts in WordPress

By default, WordPress does not allow you to see a list of your own draft posts.

This can be frustrating if you want to see your work in progress.

The image below shows the filters on top of the “Posts” screen in WordPress. As you can see, there are a lot of available filters. However, you can't use more than one of the top row of filters. You can either click “Mine” or you can click “Draft” … you can't choose both at the same time.

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PublishPress Pro is Now Available

Our aim is to provide you with the very best publishing plugins for WordPress.

To reach that goal, we've made a lot of big changes over the last 12 months. Those changes finally finished this week with the launch of the “PublishPress Pro” plugin.

I'm going to give you a quick recap of what's new and then I'll introduce PublishPress Pro.

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