It’s been three weeks since the last update, so I’ll quickly go over some of the things that I added to the plugin since then. @samuelsidler asked me to post a bit more regularly, so I’ll publish an update after every meeting on Tuesday. Here are the logs for last week’s meeting and today’s. The next meeting will be Tuesday, 18 February 2014, 17:00 UTC in #wordpress-ui.
- Changing the format of a post changes the relevant post and body classes, so you can now preview the theme’s styles for that format. I’d like to do something similar for categories and tags. See #2116.
- The page now refreshes when updating the post and the messages you get at the back-end will appear. Some of these should probably be changed to make sense on the front-end though. These messages fade out after 5 seconds. I’ve used the same styles that are used on the back-end, because they seems to stand out quite well, and it’s consistent.
- The location of the title is detected better, it should now work with most themes.
- In the ‘meta 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.’ modal, all the meta boxes are now listed under each other to fill up empty space. I left the shortcuts in the sidebar A sidebar in WordPress is referred to a widget-ready area used by WordPress themes to display information that is not a part of the main content. It is not always a vertical column on the side. It can be a horizontal rectangle below or above the content area, footer, header, or any where in the theme. though, and shortcuts to the category The 'category' taxonomy lets you group posts / content together that share a common bond. Categories are pre-defined and broad ranging. and tag section in the admin bar. While this layout works great on mobile, it’s still a bit empty on wide screens. One solution may be columns, another making the modal smaller in width.
- I try to give inline access to the modal based on commonly used classes/attributes/tags. E.g. an HTML HTML is an acronym for Hyper Text Markup Language. It is a markup language that is used in the development of web pages and websites. time tag or published class links to the date and time section, a tag and category rel attribute link to their sections.
- TinyMCE now comes with tooltips and they’ve been added to the back-end, so I’ve added them to the front-end as well. Buttons outside TinyMCE also have tooltips to have some consistency.
- Autosave is now implemented (both to the browser and server), but this is done by modifying the core Core is the set of software required to run WordPress. The Core Development Team builds WordPress. files and including them in the plugin 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 WordPress.org Plugin Directory https://wordpress.org/plugins/ or can be cost-based plugin from a third-party. Autosave.js will need to be updated in core so it is flexible enough to use on the front-end.
- Going to the revisions The WordPress revisions system stores a record of each saved draft or published update. The revision system allows you to see what changes were made in each revision by dragging a slider (or using the Next/Previous buttons). The display indicates what has changed in each revision. browser from the front-end and restoring one will now bring you back to the front-end.
- Post locking.
- TinyMCE modals styled just like the media and meta modal. See also #26952 for core.
- A link plugin like the one on the back-end.
- A working adminbar for small screens.
If you’d like to help, you could join our Skype chat by adding jannekevandorpe and mentioning the Front-end Editor and taking a look at the tickets listed on the plugins Trac.