Press This meeting notes 2/5

Huge discussion today! Lots of work to get done in the next week!

Discussed

  • Install process
    • Boomarklet and direct link install methods (currently impossible on tools)
    • May end up creating page to test this
  • Other methods of getting to PT (url tricks)
  • Mobile flows
  • Quick post flow versus repost flows
  • Post formats
  • User testing
    • Questions that need answering
      • Is this an improvement over the current PT?
      • Will a user miss post format, tags, or categories if not present?
      • Will they feel compelled to use them if present?
      • Is taking a photo on mobile required?
      • Can a user find and add an image from a scraped site?
        • How quickly?
      • How quickly can a user add an image?
        • multiple images?
      • Is this efficient to use on mobile?

To do

Update

We’ve refined a few of the features. We decided to let the user choose an image or video to add rather than guessing. It also freed up a little space. 🙂 More bugs have been squashed. We’ve updated to the correct WP logo among other things.

A few people have asked about functionality gained versus functionality lost in the current plugin, so let’s start there.

Gained

  • improved media scraping
  • oEmbed
  • responsive design

Lost

  • post formats
  • categories
  • tags
  • most of the WYSIWYG buttons (by design)
  • code editor (by design)

The big question facing us is whether we should add Post Formats, Categories, and Tags for the initial merge at the risk of missing the 4.2 deadline. Now, it is still possible to set those by clicking/tapping the “Save Draft” button on the bottom, which saves the draft and redirects you into the full WP editor and all the meta boxes.

 

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