How to manage a proper multi-author WordPress blog. Latest version of Edit Flow makes the list of recommended tools. Interestingly, at the top of the list is a team blog, P2 in fact, for authors and editors to discuss ideas, share links, etc. Now, if only that were embedded within the admin too…
Lead by the ever entrepreneurial Will Davis, the Bangor Daily News made a complete switch to WordPress.
The challenge: Handling story pitches from dozens of contributors, and understanding where those pitches overlap with each other and existing coverage. If you could map information, you could build an interface for editors to see this in terms of spacial distance.
Via Max Cutler although I think Joey Baker gets the original spot props.
Edit Flow v0.6: Custom editorial metadata and the story budget. After a couple months of solid work, we’ve released a new version of Edit Flow. In addition to a variety of bug fixes and a rewritten calendar, the significant new features are:
- Editorial metadata – Completely customizable way to easily keep track of contact information, word count requirements, due date, etc. within the post.
- Story budget – Understand your upcoming content in the traditional story budget view. Even includes a print button and styles so it’s easy to take to that meeting.
Late Wednesday night, well technically the first thing on my birthday Thursday, we tagged Edit Flow v0.5.1. It’s a maintenance release fwithor things like backwards compatibility with WordPress 2.9.x, no email notifications for posts with status “auto-draft”, and having the editorial calendar follow normal WordPress user capabilities for editing posts (fixing this). It also means we’re going to start work on v0.6: support for custom post types, a more powerful editorial calendar, and custom post tasks a bit like Basecamp.
After a bit of a hiatus, we finally tagged the 0.5 release of Edit Flow this past weekend. The most significant new feature is a slick editorial calendar designed by Andrew Spittle, implemented by Joe Boydston, and nitpicked by me. Functionally, it allows you to… Continue reading →
David Wolman and Marshall Kirkpatrick (@marshallk) led the conversation for the last panel this afternoon. Informational interviews are a key part of finding stories, David says. He consumes a lot of coffee, talks with people about what they’re working on, and then also asks about… Continue reading →
maxcutler: 3 journo devs and 6 hours to work. Please give us project ideas! Tomorrow with @danielbachhuber and @davidestes The question isn’t what are we going to build, but really what aren’t we going to build? Open Assignment Desk The Open Assignment Desk (formerly known… Continue reading →