Patrick, Eric, and i just had a great talk about this question. It arose (again) from an example case: the user that has a bunch of content (say, 100 posts), and a clear idea of how they should be interconnected. Now, it's not that Pressible doesn't already have a solution for that – we've got Topics, Tags, and Contributors that all act as interrelated metadata – but what if a user wants even more? For example, what if I want to not only give a set of posts a Topic description, but include HTML in it? Pressible doesn't allow that: Topic descriptions are plaintext onl...
What should be on the homepage of Pressible? That was the subject of a development meeting today. We talked about the balance between showing off content that's on the Pressible network, and giving a potential new user (author) an overview of how Pressible works. In the end, balancing these two goals seems like the way to go. So how might we do that?
We're thinking that the top of the homepage will contain a large "this is what Pressible is" section and a "sign up" section. Then, below, there will be a grid of "featured network sites" along with editorial...
Today the team pushed (and de-bugged) a new release. There are some exciting incremental changes to design and functionality.
pagination for lists of posts (site-wide)
related content plugin and templating (within a site)
"theme option" page on dashboard: homepage sidebar text, footer text, and google analytics option
And everything else:
social sharing buttons (twitter, facebook, etc.). but not too many.
tag pages show off a post for a little more content
add featured p...
The update to Pressible includes a few big things and a bunch of small stuff (hey: to us it's all big, to others, it's probably all small stuff).
New in this release:
xml sitemaps (modifying an existing plugin)
remove uncatagorized and featured from header
set up real maintenance page and workflow
remove unused widget areas
"featured" and "uncategorized" categories should never show anywhere
wordpress api running
commenting does not require a pressible account
brightcove (oEmbed?) support, plugin
Quite an effort by the team on Friday, then some debugging over the weekend, and finally some tweaking to the copy this morning and... we did it! 0.1 is live, and here is the announcement on the EdLab blog (with donuts in the EdLab).
We are excited to announce the release of Pressible 0.1 today! This is a very experimental release, though we are hoping you (the lab) and others hop on board and give it a try! Please see our features page for more details, but in a nutshell:
Pressible is highly "templated" -- meaning that users can't change much about the design of their site. Is this a good or bad idea? (Is it good or bad for Facebook?) In any case, it allows us to try some things out that wouldn't be possible otherwise. W...
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