[wp-hackers] GSOC 2013: Post by email

Luca Evgheni juk.eluca at gmail.com
Tue Apr 30 16:12:55 UTC 2013

ohh, I am sorry, nobody was looking at the post with my idea (I was
checking this each 12 hours in the statistics) so I began to change it
writing directly on the site, publishing it from time to time, but I lost
my internet connection when I was at the university. So you have read a
draft which wasn't meant to be read by someone. I am really sorry, I will
come with a structured version ASAP and will try to answer all questions
you provided. Thank you a lot for your feedback. Again, I am really sorry.

On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 6:38 PM, Eric Mann <eric at eam.me> wrote:

> I'm replying here rather than on your site so others can join in the
> conversation.  I have a few questions and a few observations:
> *Are you recommending this as a plugin or a patch to WordPress core?*  Your
> proposal mentions "the first version of the plugin" but also attempts to
> address "problems with the current implementation."  The current
> implementation *is* core.  So will your plugin modify core's implementation
> or add a new one as a replacement?
> *"They can’t be managed intuitively, you have to read their documentation
> in order to get things done."*  What is "they" in this context (you're
> referring to problems with the current implementation) but I'm unsure of
> what you are saying can't be managed.  Options? Emails? Posts created by
> email?
> *"You have to perform some additional actions beside sending an email in
> order to have it posted on your blog which isn’t user friendly at
> all."*Aside from configuring the email address in the first place,
> what
> additional actions are you talking about?  In your proposed implementation,
> writers would *still* have to configure the plugin and their mail account
> to get things to work.
> *Technical Stuff - using Markdown/HTML/RTF for formatting* - I think the
> use of HTML for formatting the message would be a great first step.  Most
> writers will be using a WYSIWYG email client (like Gmail) in the first
> place and can easily control their formatting that way.  While I, too,
> prefer Markdown, I think that might be a bit too advanced for the scope of
> a summer project.  Perhaps specify categories in some sort of pseudo
> shortcode format at the bottom of the post (which can be parsed and
> stripped out by the plugin)?
> For example:
> [category]Miscellaneous[/category]
> [tags]WordPress, GSoC, proposal[/tags]
> *Main Settings - All posts displayed in a table with ordering* - The
> current implementation of Post by Email creates new posts that are regular
> WordPress posts and which are visible on the All Posts page.  Your proposal
> makes it sound like emailed posts will be available in a wholly different
> UI.  Are you suggesting emailed posts would be distinct and separate from
> posts created inside the WordPress dashboard?  If so, why?  What happens to
> these posts if the email plugin is disabled?
> *Technical Stuff - updating posts* - It sounds almost like you're proposing
> some sort of live update for the WordPress front-end after a post is
> published by email.  While this would be a cool feature, I think it's
> outside the scope of your overall project.  Live updates are a very
> different beast; don't overcomplicate things.
> *
> *
> *Technical Stuff - using flush()* - I think you misunderstand what flush()
> does.  Once I request a page from a server running PHP, the page is
> returned to me and the connection is closed. Another user calling flush()
> on the server side will have absolutely no effect on what I see on the
> page.  All it does is clear PHP's output buffer.
> http://php.net/manual/en/function.flush.php
> All of the above are just my thoughts while reading through your proposal.
>  Feel free to respond here and keep the discussion going.  When you feel
> you're ready to apply, be sure to use the Application Template (
> http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC_2013_Application_Template) so we have all
> the information we need.
> ~Eric Mann
> On Sat, Apr 27, 2013 at 9:54 AM, Luca Evgheni <juk.eluca at gmail.com> wrote:
> > hi,
> >
> > here is my brief description on post by email project
> > http://jukgsoc13.wordpress.com/
> >
> > Can I get a feedback from someone interested in mentoring this project?
> > I would appreciate it a lot. Thank you in advance.
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