Rethinking the Calendar, May 2020

Introducing React and block editor components to Edit Flow provides us with an opportunity to step back and explore how we think and adapt to the changing nature of editorial workflow.

Over the next several releases of Edit Flow, we’ll focus on re-evaluating and redeveloping features and modules to better support a modern content and editorial landscape, starting with the Calendar.

The calendar is a convenient week-by-week or month-by-month view into your content. Quickly see which stories are on track to being published on time, and which will need extra effort.

As it stands today, the calendar is meant to provide editors and content managers with an understanding of the cadence and tempo of content production at all stages of the editorial process. But this isn’t being clearly communicated.

What does it mean to move unpublished content around the calendar? If I move a piece of in-progress content on the calendar, that doesn’t schedule it for publishing. It represents the possibility that this content might be published on that day. This gets mixed in with content that is actually scheduled (and will publish), along with content that is already published.

This is a lot of context to digest when looking at the calendar, and it seems like there’s an opportunity to rethink how the calendar could be re-developed to enable editors and content managers to quickly grasp the fluctuating state of content being produced. Is a conventional calendar even the best mechanism with which to display this information?

If you have use Edit Flow or have a passing interest in editorial workflow, I’d love to hear your thoughts. Please reach out here in the comments, on Github or in the support forums.

Thanks!
-Connor

v0.9.6: Wayside/Back in Time

 

Hello! A new release of Edit Flow is now available.

We’re giving the block editor first class support in Edit Flow and to start we’ve re-implemented the Calendar filters to use block editor components. Let us know what you think! We’ll be re-implementing and enhancing Edit Flow modules with Gutenberg over the next few releases, so look out for changes to come!

We’ve also fixed an issue users were encountering in WP 5.4 with a non-English language set when clicking the save button after hovering over it for a period of time.

Stay tuned as we continue to work through our backlog and improve Edit Flow.

Thanks!

How to Update?

You can update directly from your WordPress Dashboard (Dashboard > Updates), or download the release from the Plugin Directory or the GitHub repo.

v0.9.5: All the Best

 

Hello! A new release of Edit Flow is now available.

Previewing posts by another author is working again, thanks to a great contribution from @mallorydxw (a first time contributor)!

A number of problems with slugs should now be ironed out, and a number of tests have been introduced to catch any future issues.

Stay tuned as we continue to work through our backlog and improve Edit Flow.

Thanks!

How to Update?

You can update directly from your WordPress Dashboard (Dashboard > Updates), or download the release from the Plugin Directory or the GitHub repo.

v0.9.4

Hello! A new release of Edit Flow is now available.

Filtering custom statuses is working again, thanks to a great contribution from @jsit (a first time contributor)!

@ryelle, another first time contributor, made a great fix that solved a conflict with a PWA plugin.

And lastly, we had some great contributions from @WPprodigy in the form of bug fixes and improvements, which are putting Edit Flow on the right foot moving forward.

Stay tuned as we continue to work through our backlog and improve Edit Flow.

Thanks!

How to Update?

You can update directly from your WordPress Dashboard (Dashboard > Updates), or download the release from the Plugin Directory or the GitHub repo.

v0.9.3

Hey All! A new maintenance release (v0.9.3) is now available. The release includes some fixes for datepicker localization, notification statuses and some errors/warnings. For a full list of changes, check out the release notes.

Be on the lookout for another release in the coming weeks as we continue to work through our backlog.

And thanks to everyone who contributed to this version!

How to Update?

You can update directly from your WordPress Dashboard (Dashboard > Updates), or download the release from the Plugin Directory or the GitHub repo.

v0.8.2: The check is in the mail

Happy to let you know that v0.8.2 is out and available from WordPress.org! This is a minor bug fix and maintenance release that introduced a number of fixes and improvements you can read about here (so many props!).

Let us know what you’d like to see in the next release of Edit Flow in the comments below, the support forums or on Github.

As always, Edit Flow is looking for contributors to help improve and maintain the plugin!