Following a few months of development and countless hours of bug squashing, we are pleased to introduce Edit Flow v0.6. This release includes two brand new workflow features which continue to adapt WordPress for the publishing environment: editorial metadata and the story budget. In addition, our calendar has been rewritten from the ground up, and many bugs have been fixed.
We have a special treat for you with this release: a screencast video walking you through all the new stuff we’re so excited about. Take a look!
For those who prefer reading, here’s a breakdown of the new features:
Our goal for editorial metadata is to make it easy to keep track of important information associated with every post, within every post. Contact information for the story’s sources? Saved in the sidebar. Required story length? Saved in the sidebar.
- Build your own terms with loads of different types: checkbox, date, location, paragraph, text, user
- Many built-in terms to get your started, but fully-customizable
- Expands on our previous, uncustomizable metadata: description, due date, and location
Our goal with the story budget view is to make it simple to visualize all of your upcoming content in a presentation familiar to more traditional news organizations.
- View all of your upcoming posts
- Posts are grouped by category, and view can be filtered by post status, category, user, or limited to a date range
- Filters are saved on a user by user basis and can easily be reset
- Hit the print button to take it to the budget meeting
This release also fixes many bugs around custom statuses, user groups, and notifications! A full list of changes can be found on the version changelog.
If you haven’t upgraded yet, download it from the Plugin Directory or directly from within WordPress. Please use the WordPress.org forums for support, bugs, and ideas. Track our progress and get involved with development on GitHub!