WordPress Post Forking allows users to fork or create an alternate version of content to foster a more collaborative approach to WordPress content cur
Post Forking is an open source project and is supported by the efforts of an entire community. We'd love for you to get involved. Whatever your level of skill or however much time you can give, your contribution is greatly appreciated.
post_content(e.g., taxonomies, post meta)
post_typeso metaboxes, etc. appear
** Warning: geek content! **
Forking a post creates a copy of the most recent version of the post as a "fork" custom post type. Certain fields (e.g.,
post_title) are copied over to the new fork. The plugin also stores the revision ID for the revision prior to when the fork was created (see
includes/revisions.php for more information as to why we store the previous revision).
The fork post type has its own capabilities, allowing a user without the ability to edit or publish on the parent post to edit a fork. Once changes have been made, assuming the user does not have the
publish_fork capability, the user would submit the fork for review (similar to submitting a Pull Request in GitHub parlance) using the normal WordPress moderation system.
Publishing a fork (either by the fork author, if they have the capability, or my an editor) triggers the merge itself. The post content of the fork undergoes a three way merge with the base revision and current version of the parent post.
A fork can have three post statuses:
Note: No user should have the
edit_published_fork capability. Once published, the fork post_type simply exists to provide a record of the change and allow the author page, to theoretically list contributions by author.
There are various resources available, depending on the type of help you're looking for: