Press This update 2/10

The merge window is supposed to open tomorrow for feature plugins. That means it’s crunch time. Here’s where the new Press This is.

Feature Parity

one of the requirements of core is general feature parity with the old version of Press This. Here’s a comparison chart of where the new Press This is.

Feature Old New
Drag & drop install on desktop Yes Yes
Editor, including: title, image/gallery addition Yes Yes
TinyMCE buttons (minus kitchen sink) Yes Mostly [1]
Ability to publish or save as draft Yes Yes
Post formats Yes Yes
Categories Yes In Progress
Tags Yes In Progress
Content Scraping Yes Improved [2]
Media Discovery Yes Improved [3]
Alert before closing/navigating away Yes Todo
Can add to bookmarks Yes Yes
Responsive, clean design, updated icons No Yes
Fast loading (speedy!) No Yes
Mobile installation No Yes

[1] A number of TinyMCE buttons are removed intentionally. Only necessary WYSIWYG buttons are shown now.
[2] Not only is it included, but it’s quite a bit smarter than the previous one.
[3] Now is actually quite exposed in the UI.

Before Core Merge

Prior to merge, there’s a bunch that still needs to be done. With that in mind, @DrewAPicture has given us an extra week to accomplish this. Even still, we have a list of things that need to be done prior to devchat tomorrow, with the rest of the list done in a week.

Before Tomorrow’s Devchat (February 11)

Before Next Wednesday’s Devchat (February 18)

  • Categories functional and live
  • Install flow functional and live
  • Side navigation JS improvements (functional)
  • Flows posted to make/flow comparing the old and new design (@ryan)
  • Another round of accessibility testing (when UI is finished)
  • All accessibility concerns addressed
  • Categories functional and live
  • JS inline docs
  • HTML validation
  • Security audit
  • Usability testing reviewed and any issues addressed
  • Verify localization (including rtl) is functional
  • Browser testing on all browsers (support parity with old Press This plus mobile)
  • Unit tests?

If we’re able to accomplish all of the above, we should be ready for merge on February 18.

Daily Chats

In this final rundown, let’s meet daily in #feature-pressthis at 17:00 UTC to make sure we’re on track for merge. Anyone interested in helping, please join us.

All development is done on Github: https://github.com/MichaelArestad/Press-This/

Plugin on the plugin repo: https://wordpress.org/plugins/press-this/

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