[wp-hackers] contributors editing live posts

Helen Hou-Sandi helen.y.hou at gmail.com
Fri Sep 9 16:59:15 UTC 2011

I think this may be what you're looking for:

Helen Hou-Sandi

On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 11:56 AM, Steve Taylor <steve at sltaylor.co.uk> wrote:

> I have a client who wants contributors to be able to edit live posts
> and submit their revisions for review.
> Now, it's not a request I've come across before, but it seems like
> quite a standard content management requirement. A contributor creates
> a post, submits it for review, it gets published by an editor. But how
> do they submit changes? (Obviously we're more in the realm of custom
> posts, but I'm using "posts" in this loose sense rather than just
> thinking of blog posts.)
> Obviously if you needed multiple people to submit edits to a live
> post, you'd need a full post version control system. But surely a
> contributor could be allowed to edit a live post they created, and
> have the "Update" button be "Submit changes for review"? The current
> version stays live, and the new one goes into the revisions list... oh
> wait, here's where it trips up. There's just "revision" post types. I
> guess you'd need a "change-for-review" post type for editors to
> approve (or not)?
> My main question here are:
> 1. Has anyone cracked this, with a plugin? I found
> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/live-drafts/ - it's not quite what
> I'm thinking of, but maybe a starting point.
> 2. If this has never been done before (!), am I thinking about it in
> the right way? Is it doable?
> 3. If it's doable, any plans for it in the core?
> Thanks,
> Steve
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