Press This meeting notes 2/5

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


  • 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


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 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 Plugin Directory or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party, so let’s start there.


  • improved media scraping
  • oEmbed
  • responsive design


  • post formats
  • categories
  • tags
  • most of the WYSIWYGWhat You See Is What You Get What You See Is What You Get. Most commonly used in relation to editors, where changes made in edit mode reflect exactly as they will translate to the published page. 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 metaMeta Meta is a term that refers to the inside workings of a group. For us, this is the team that works on internal WordPress sites like WordCamp Central and Make WordPress. boxes.