Post By Email: Roadmap for the final stretch

I met with my mentors this past week to hash out the spec for the final iteration of the Post By Email pluginPlugin A plugin is a piece of software containing a group of functions that can be added to a WordPress website. They can extend functionality or add new features to your WordPress websites. WordPress plugins are written in the PHP programming language and integrate seamlessly with WordPress. These can be free in the WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party.  It can be found here; I’m updating it as I finish tasks, as well as tracking them in the GSoC Trac.

This week, I tested under PHPPHP The web scripting language in which WordPress is primarily architected. WordPress requires PHP 5.6.20 5.2 and made a few small changes to the Horde library files to support both 5.2 and 5.3 (the Horde framework requires a minimum of 5.3).  I also refactored the adminadmin (and super admin)-specific methods (adding menus and so on) into their own class, which is loaded only if is_admin().

Of the original feature list, we’ve decided that supporting multisitemultisite Used to describe a WordPress installation with a network of multiple blogs, grouped by sites. This installation type has shared users tables, and creates separate database tables for each blog (wp_posts becomes wp_0_posts). See also network, blog, site is currently out of scope (though it may well work anyhow — it’s globally disabled in CoreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. for a multisite install, but I can’t think of any reason to restrict it for the plugin).  Attachments and comment reply via email are on the “nice to have” list, meaning I might not get to them (at least, not before the official internship period ends).

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