What changed at PublishPress in 2019

This was a busy year here at PublishPress.

I wanted to take a moment to explain what happened at PublishPress in 2019. There were major changes this year that will probably require you to update your site, if you have been using our plugins for some time.

What happened at PublishPress in 2019?

Our goal is to create powerful publishing plugins for WordPress.

To reach that goal, we made a big acquisition that has taken us some time to absorb. One thing we did to absorb the new plugins was a change the way our plugins were structured.

At the beginning of 2019, everything was an add-on to the main PublishPress plugin. At the end of 2019, we have six separate plugins.

This post explained why we made that change.

PublishPress at the end of 2019

We now have 6 plugins. Each plugin has a Free and Pro version. Every Free version is on WordPress.org and every Pro version is behind the paywall for PublishPress members.

This image shows those six plugins:

The PublishPRess roadmap

Here's a quick overview of those six plugins:

  1. PublishPress: Plan and schedule your content using calendar and notifications.
  2. PublishPress Capabilities: Modify the default permissions in the WordPress core and other plugins.
  3. PublishPress Permissions: Advanced permissions way beyond what's possible with the WordPress core.
  4. PublishPress Revisions: Submit and moderate WordPress revisions.
  5. PublishPress Authors: Add as many authors as you want to any WordPress content.
  6. PublishPress Checklists: Set requirements before content is published on your site.

Some plugins have new names

During 2019, we also renamed some plugins. The goal was to create a product line up that’s consistent and easy to understand:

The 2020 roadmap

The 2019 roadmap is now complete!

Our focus is now to improve these six plugins. Our 2020 roadmap is “Integrate and Improve”. All our plugins will integrate smoothly. You will have a consistent and trustworthy experience, no matter which PublishPress plugins you use.

I hope this helps you understand what you can expect from your PublishPress membership. We truly believe this roadmap will provide you with a suite of powerful publishing plugins for WordPress.

If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments or email us.

  • Steve Burge

    Steve is the founder of PublishPress. He's been working with open source software for over 20 years. Originally from the UK, he now lives in Sarasota in the USA. This profile is generated by the PublishPress Authors plugin.

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  1. Indeed this has been a smashing year for PublishPress. Having tested the latest build of Revisionary Pro it’s shaping up to be the best editorial plugin for encouraging users to build onto existing content while making it a breeze for authors to see exactly what has changed. It’s like Wikipedia on steroids! Coupled with JReviews advanced ajax search/directories, geo-coding proximity view, relations to precise queries, and public event calendar to specific posts it’s going to produce some very unique results. I’ve spent hours testing and querying for workflow and revision software for WordPress. Can say with confidence that PublishPress is the best.

  2. Grat work. Great ideas. 2 missing plugins or solutions:

    1. White Label
    This would allow the plugin to be used in commercial and professional solutions.

    2. Social Media
    Publishing without promotion in social media is out of line today.

  3. What is the difference between the PublishPress Checklists Free and the PublishPress Checklists Pro plugins?

  4. Great plugin, Steve! My only suggestions / requests would be:
    1. Ability to edit / delete the Editorial Comments (should respect permissions, e.g. Admin can edit all, but others can only edit their own)
    2. Social “Autoposter” (similar to 7dotmarketing’s suggestion) – the ability to add/schedule/edit/autopost articles to social media. Either Add-on or just an integration with one or more of the popular Social Media Management Platforms, e.g. SocialPilot (the one I’m planning to use soon – I’m not affiliated with them), and sync calendars.

    1. Thanks for the great feedback, Patrice

      1. Is definitely on our radar
      2. Is something we’re 100% considering, but we’ve work to do on our existing 6 plugins before we add more

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