Support » Plugin: Revisionary » Good basic workflow, but needs batch scheduling and WPML compat

  • I was initially excited about Revisionary for these 3 key features:
    1. The ability to make edits to existing WP pages/articles prior to a release and hold them until the release date
    2. Change tracking so changes can be easily identified, reviewed, and reverted as necessary
    3. Automatically schedule publishing of updated/new pages

    We are using Revisionary with WP v4.9 and HeroThemes. The first two items work well. The workflow of updating pages, submitting them for approval (which puts them into a pending state), and the ability to do a comparison between any 2 revisions or the revision and the published version is straight-forward.

    However, the process of scheduling automated publishing is too cumbersome to be useful. Each changed page must be manually configured to publish at a particular date/time (there is no default, so you have to use the calendar picker and enter the date and time of day from scratch every time). If the release were post-poned, I can’t imagine having to manually go and change all of the scheduled dates to a different date. Revisionary needs a batch update process where all scheduled dates can be configured at the same time. (The work-around for me is to avoid scheduling and manually batch publish all pending revisions after the release.)

    Our hope is to continue using Revisionary as it solves a critical problem, providing a complete workflow solution to the maintenance of an online doc site with new content and revised content. However, Revisionary does not appear to work with WP 5.2 with WPML installed (for managing translations). The ability to put edited articles into a pending state no longer appears as an option. If this issue can be solved, Revisionary (even without the automated scheduling feature) would be a viable and welcome solution.

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  • Plugin Author Kevin Behrens

    (@kevinb)

    @rkennedyallego, thanks for your review. Due to the complexities of supporting WPML and third party editor-related plugins, we do not generally support them in the free edition of Revisionary. We have a member-supported edition, Revisionary Pro, under development and available to PublishPress subscribers. WPML support should be considered preliminary, but was sufficient to satisfy the needs of one other user.

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