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[resolved] Workflow to restrictive (7 posts)

  1. tonyzeoli
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi again,

    Another point we discovered. The workflow here is too restrictive, meaning that our Editors need to approve posts and cannot wait for assigned users in the system to login and approve their assignment. Is there going to be an override for this in the future, so that an Editor can just assign a writer and publish a story, without having to wait? It seems so highly restrictive in this regard.

    Tony Zeoli
    Reese Felts Digital Newsroom
    UNC Chapel Hill

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/assignment-desk/

  2. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey Tony,
    If the story is already in the system, the editor should be able to select the user from the author dropdown menu on the post and then hit 'publish'. The functionality to assign a user is really intended to be used when the story hasn't yet been written (and needs to be covered).

    I'll respond to your other forum question as well.

    Thanks,

    Daniel

  3. tonyzeoli
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In testing, what happens is if you assign a writer to a post, the writer then has to accept the post in order for you to add that writers name as an "Author" where Co-Authors Plus takes over the Author drop down.

    If I were to disable Co-Authors Plus, maybe the assignment would work and we could publish with just that one author's name being switched.

    But, Co-Authors Plus is needed, because we have multiple journalists on a story.

    I think the assumption is that without co-authors plus, yes, you could probably change the author name and that would save correctly without the reporter having to accept. But, with co-authors plus, there is something between all three plug-ins that's preventing that from happening.

    If you have all three installed...try then to change the Author's name in the widget under the post. It uses live type feature. You enter the new authors name and hit save. But it then reverts back to the original owner, because the new author hasn't yet accpted in their dashboard.

  4. tonyzeoli
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    In testing, what happens is if you assign a writer to a post, the writer then has to accept the post in order for you to add that writers name as an "Author" where Co-Authors Plus takes over the Author drop down.

    If I were to disable Co-Authors Plus, maybe the assignment would work and we could publish with just that one author's name being switched.

    But, Co-Authors Plus is needed, because we have multiple journalists on a story.

    I think the assumption is that without co-authors plus, yes, you could probably change the author name and that would save correctly without the reporter having to accept. But, with co-authors plus, there is something between all three plug-ins that's preventing that from happening.

    If you have all three installed...try then to change the Author's name in the widget under the post. It uses live type feature. You enter the new authors name and hit save. But it then reverts back to the original owner, because the new author hasn't yet accpted in their dashboard.

  5. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Much better documentation of the issue, thank you. That sounds like a bug to me. I've filed it has a known issue and will close the thread when it's fixed. Thanks!

  6. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    This issue was fixed in a commit this afternoon and will be resolved with v0.9.

    Thanks,

    Daniel

  7. tonyzeoli
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great...thanks. Can't wait to see the new plugin.

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