Sam shared with us the possibility of getting Shortcake committed to WordPress core. While he can’t make any guarantees, this is the direction he suggested:
- Better first-run experience with the plugin 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 UX 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