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  • Resolved eric2016

    (@eric2016)


    Hello,
    To prepare for their articles, our journalists collect documents such as PDFs, Word files, .txt files, audio recordings, and bookmarks.

    It’d be great if they could gather such documents for each of their stories in the PublishPress admin. Journalists could either view the documents or open them in a new window in the browser. Upon completion of an article, the attached documents could be deleted as they may no longer be necessary to store on the server. Perhaps an option to auto-delete linked documents upon publication, or a bulk delete option.

    If there’s a way to link documents to stories, it would make PublishPress a one-stop shop for their whole workflow.

    Please let me know what you think!

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  • Plugin Contributor PressShack

    (@pressshack)

    Thanks @eric2016. That’s a very interesting use case.

    Can you explain a little more about how you’d like to this work?

    Would there be a sidebar in the WordPress admin where users can attach certain files to the post?

    Yes I think having a sidebar in the admin is the way to do it. Please let me know if you’d like me to elaborate.

    To take it a step further, it would be interesting to see how you could combine this with ideas from the PressForward plugin.

    Anyhow, you should definitively have some way to collect content and view it for reference use during content creation. It’s also handy for editors who can assign articles to journalists – they could attach documents and bookmarks for them to reference.

    For a separate but similar add-on, what about an add-on for photo nominations? Two goals here:
    1) You just want to collect your photos and attach them to an article without needing to take the time to curate right away. Just dump them in and concentrate on writing the article.
    2) Collaborative photo curation

    Let’s say you’re photographer or journalist who just came back from some event. You took 30 photos from that event and attach them to an article in the PressShack backend. You should have the ability to nominate photos for that article, perhaps with with a ranking system (let’s say out of 5 stars), and nominate the featured image.

    Before publishing the article, the editor (or journalists themselves, depends on roles) should be able to approve and reject photos, and to decide which one will be the featured photo. A bonus would be to have a comment interface. Anyway, let’s say out of the 30 photos, 5 are approved and 1 is the featured image.

    After publishing the article, the 24 rejected photos could have the option of being auto-deleted from the WordPress library, or have a bulk option to delete rejected photos from many articles. Or they could simply be archived in the media library for future use.

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    Plugin Author andergmartins

    (@andergmartins)

    Hi, @eric2016

    Cool! We really liked. Thank you for sharing.
    We are adding it to our list for a future release.

    Would you be interested in being a beta tester for those features? We could send you a package for testing it.

    Feel free to contact us. We love to hear your feedback.

    Cheers

    Yes I would be interested in being a beta tester for those features!
    Thank you

    Plugin Author andergmartins

    (@andergmartins)

    Cool! Thank you.
    Please, e-mail us on help@pressshack.com so we can register you.

    Thanks

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