Full conversation: https://wordpress.slack.com/archives/core/p1422914584001521
- Background: Fusion (a media company using WordPress) is using shortcodes increasingly to embed content within other content. Given the historically bad UX for shortcodes, we thought we’d invest a bit of development effort. The primary pain points for shortcodes we’re solving are discoverability (what shortcodes are there), and usability (what arguments do I need for this shortcode). @matth_eu (from Human Made) has done a substantial amount of development, along with other contributors.
- We discussed whether, for pragmatic purposes, shortcodes are content blocks. Answer: Kind of, to a limited degree. We’d need to determine which types of shortcodes are safe to deal with.
- Everyone agreed inline editing would be nice for the shortcodes that support it well, and take Shortcode UI from good to great. @michaelarestad offered to do some wireframes.
- @bobbingwide opened a number of Github issues this morning that largely represent useful enhancements.
Next chat: February 16, 2015 22:00 UTC (two weeks from now)