Shortcake (Shortcode UI) chat summary – June 29th, 2015

Present: @danielbachhuber, @samuelsidler, @matth_eu

  • Sam shared with us the possibility of getting Shortcake committed to WordPress coreCore Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress.. While he can’t make any guarantees, this is the direction he suggested:
    • Better first-run experience with the 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 people can evaluate it better. He recommends adding a few “example” shortcodes, and mention that they’re examples / not to be included in core. Pull quote and PDF could be a good start.
    • Decide on the appropriate UXUX User experience for inserting new shortcodes. The experience is currently tucked away under “Add Media”. We’ve been exploring a “Add Post Element” button alongside “Add Media”, or dedicated buttons in the editor for some post elements.
    • Inline editing would be really nice. We should see if we can make it the default experience for most shortcodes, and all existing core shortcodes. We should also experiment with content blocks, and see what other editors are doing.
  • Matt lost his internet, so we didn’t talk about any code things.


Next chat: same time and place

Next release: v0.5.0 – Tuesday, August 4th

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