[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2014] unique idea: Interactive Drag & Drop Content Editor
dyordan1 at ramapo.edu
Tue Mar 4 15:15:15 UTC 2014
A built-in (or at least free) version of http://headwaythemes.com/ (and similar products on the market)? That would be awesome.
On Tue, 4 Mar 2014, at 10:10 AM, Erik Engi wrote:
> 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:
>> If you're interested in contributing to it, you might want to catch up
>> on the meetings and discussions related to this:
>> 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.
>> 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.
>>> I would like to create an Interactive Drag & Drop Content Editor
>>> like this: http://wordpress.org/plugins/plugnedit/), but of course a
>>> 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
>>> 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.
>>> am planing to use GSAP (http://www.greensock.com/gsap-js/) for
>>> 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
>>> If you would like to know more about me please send me a private message
>>> reply to this one. Also, I can show you some of my previous works (some
>>> them is related to WordPress :D).
>>> I hope you will be interested in my project and thanks for your reply in
>>> Best regards,
>>> Erik Engi
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