[wp-hackers] GSoC Idea: Collaboratively editing a Post

Shashank Agrawal sayhitoshashank at gmail.com
Tue Mar 24 20:24:18 GMT 2009

A great idea..
In this way, we can actually give users the option of writing blog posts
Just that the idea of showing warning messages etc. implies that we don't
want to encourage writing people together.
So, I would like to modify this mechanism and instead give them options to
select from (in form of buttons, menus, etc.) and achieve a nice environment
to write posts together.

2009/3/24 Jeremy Clarke <jer-wphackers at simianuprising.com>

> Personally I think this kind of thing might be more than WP really
> needs. While it would be pretty cool to have a full-on group editing
> thing It seems like it would be really complicated and would replicate
> a lot of functionality already defined in the existing
> Roles/Capabilities system of WP. Who can edit a post is already
> controlled based on roles, so I don't see why it should be much more
> complicated than that for any given post.
> I think if anything what WP needs is just a cleanup/enhancement of
> what already happens when you edit a file together. The last few
> versions have added things like the message "Be careful, someone else
> is currently editing this post" (not a direct quote) or the one "There
> is an autosave of this post that is newer than what you are looking
> at". I think you could take these simple things to the next level and
> it would cover a lot of the ground of your proposed system without
> imposing such a massive paradigm shift as to how a WP workflow flows.
> Some ideas:
>  * when someone else is editing a document have a message at the top
> that reloads regularly and shows some kind of DIFF view of what they
> have changed
>  * useful warning messages if WP is about to autosave in a way that
> will overwrite the recent changes made by someone else.
> Basically just working through the existing system and adding in more
> useful shared work messages and making it easy to choose between
> different versions of edits when they come up.
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