[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2014] unique idea: Interactive Drag & Drop Content Editor

Erik Engi kireerike at gmail.com
Tue Mar 4 15:10:17 UTC 2014

Hy Bryan,

Thanks for your reply and thanks for your advice too!

Actually, I tried the plugin you linked me, and I found it really usefull,
but that plugin is basically for editing posts and not for editing the
layout of a complete WorPress template. I would like to create something
which looks like Google Keep (https://keep.google.com/). So my plugin would
be a kind of blocky layout or template editor, with less limitations than
the mentioned  note keeping application. Do you know exactly what I mean?

If it is not a big problem that my idea is more about to editing the
template and the whole WordPress pages them self, than I think it is a good
idea to extend the official plugin to a template editor as well. I likely
contribute with other WordPress developers, if it is necessary.

What do you think about this issue? Also, if you like my idea, than I will
start to design some conceptual images about it which I will be include in
my proposal as well. Maybe, than you will see what my exact idea is.

Thanks for you being helpful and thanks for your reply in advance!

Best regards,
Erik Engi

2014-03-03 23:15 GMT+01:00 Bryan Petty <bryan at ibaku.net>:

> Hi Erik, thanks for your interest in participating in GSoC.
> I just wanted to point out that this idea is not significantly new,
> and is typically referred to as a "front-end editor". There's actually
> already an official effort to bring something similar into WordPress
> core being done in a "feature plugin" here:
> http://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-front-end-editor/
> If you're interested in contributing to it, you might want to catch up
> on the meetings and discussions related to this:
> http://make.wordpress.org/ui/tag/front-end-editor/
> That said, this would be a conflict of interest with that in regards
> to a completely new GSoC-sponsored project to also work on this in
> another plugin, so it's chances of being accepted are not good.
> If you were to scope your proposal more along the lines of
> accomplishing a lot of this work on the existing feature plugin with
> it's requirements in mind, you would have a much better chance of
> being accepted.
> Regards,
> Bryan Petty
> On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Erik Engi <kireerike at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Dear Mentors and WordPress community,
> >
> > I am  a University student from Hungary and I am about to attend to
> GSoC. I
> > am motivated to create something new and usefull for the community.
> >
> > This is my idea in a nutshell:
> > I think editing templates and basic layouts of a WordPress site can be a
> > hard task for an average user who doesn't know too much about webdesign.
> So
> > I would like to create an Interactive Drag & Drop Content Editor
> (something
> > like this: http://wordpress.org/plugins/plugnedit/), but of course a
> much
> > more professional one. According to my idea, the user would be able to
> > placing, re-scaling, dragging & dropping the blocks of content. Also it
> > would contain a property editor, which could handle css and other things
> as
> > well. I am also planing to design some pre-prepared elements (blocks of
> > content), which you can drag right into the site as a new block from an
> > editor panel. For the first time the default layout would be metro styled
> > and basically responsive and scalable. This project could be a WordPress
> > plugin or the part of WordPress it self. It depends on the requirements.
> I
> > am planing to use GSAP (http://www.greensock.com/gsap-js/) for
> animations
> > and the newest technologies based on HTML5, JS, CSS, PHP and MySQL.
> >
> > I think the Word Press community would appreciate a plugin like this.
> > Mentors, please let me know if you and the community are interested in my
> > project!
> >
> > If you would like to know more about me please send me a private message
> or
> > reply to this one. Also, I can show you some of my previous works (some
> of
> > them is related to WordPress :D).
> >
> > I hope you will be interested in my project and thanks for your reply in
> > advance!
> >
> > Best regards,
> > Erik Engi
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