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Improved Draft System

  1. Mark Jaquith
    WordPress Lead Dev

    12345

    Drafts are currently handled poorly, as are drafts by people without publish rights.

    If you have more than 10 drafts going (with many high-posting blogs do), it can be easy to lose track of things. We need a better way of presenting drafts to the user, and presenting “ready for publish” drafts by unprivileged users to the site's Editor roles. It seems silly to support “Contributor” and “Editor” roles and “save, but not publish” permissions without some sort of framework to connect the features.

    I submit this as a joint idea because I think a good implementation might have one page for both (your drafts and others' drafts).

    We need way to mark a draft as "ready-for-publish" Instead of a "Publish" button, we have a "Submit for Publishing" or something like that, which makes it show up as "ready for publish" on Editors' installs. Until then, they show up on the Drafts page (for both the author and Editor roles).

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. Agreed.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. Jaykul
    Member

    12345

    Excellent. I might add that I've been playing with a few tools that allow posting of say, a daily or weekly summary of your del.icio.us links ... and they allow posting as draft by default ...

    If you ignore them (e.g. by posting using an app for a couple of weeks, instead of coming to your page's admin section) what you'll want most is an easy way to just check off a bunch of them for bulk deletion or publishing ...

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. jdarby
    Member

    12345

    that sounds awesome! mass management of drafts really should be included. with the feedwordpress plugin, RSS feeds are aggregated into post drafts and they clutter up my drafts section, a way to manage drafts would be great. possibly a creation of different folders to organize drafts as well as the previously mentioned mass deletion would be so helpful!

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  5. amessinger
    Member

    12345

    This isn't so much about a poor handling of drafts as it is a complete lack of workflow management. If WP is to be a viable option for group blogs or mult-sectioned business sites with several contributors, a good workflow system must be implemented.

    Going from user levels to roles was a good first step; now it's time to take it even further. Give us approval queues, per-category roles that only allow a contributor to publish in their own area, etc.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  6. Xander
    Member

    12345

    I write a lot of content that isn't time-sensitive so it tends to chill. I usually have about 100+ drafts lying around. I mucked around with the admin templates to break it down by category, but it is still tremendously awkward to work with. Powerful drafting functionality is right near the top of my list of desired improvements.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  7. ninjaboy
    Member

    Ypu yup yup, this really makes sense for multi-publisher blogs and wewbsites based on WP - good call.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  8. Ajd777
    Member

    12345

    Different draft levels would be great also. The way it is now a two line idea post is given the same status as a 2000 word essay waiting for final polishing.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  9. Xander
    Member

    12345

    I would kill for simple folder functionality.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  10. Xander
    Member

    12345

    DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN TO YOU:
    http://www.ektoplazm.com/img/drafthell.jpg

    Haha...

    Posted: 7 years ago #

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