I'm adding a few more Qs to the Pressible FAQ. Of course, the easiest way to tell people how to do something is to do it yourself, and record the steps (ah, documentation!). Hence, this post, and (perhaps) the following video:
[brightcove video="63944758001" /]
Ah ha! By previewing my post a few times after three or four trials-with-errors, I finally get the video above. Thanks to Patrick. Now let's see what happens when I start adding width and height dimensions, shall we?
[brightcove video="63944758001" width="320" height="240" /]
Hmm... that toolbar at the bottom doesn'...
I am taking notes from EdLab where Patrick is giving a seminar on Pressible use right now!
Some questions asked:
"How can visitors to the site add themselves to a site?"
They can't yet, but we are working on a way to make that happen.
"How can I add site analytics and visuals of site hits to the site?"
We're adding this in a near-future iteration of Pressible.
"Can I click on the picture boxes?"
Not yet, but we're designing that functionality soon.
"Can I customize how my categories work?"
Only to a certain exte...
An epic planning meeting took place this morning/afternoon, buoyed by high spirits from the 1.1 release and blood-sugar stabilizing snacks. We talked about Pressible 1.2 and beyond, about bringing on interns, about the many futures of Pressible. Exciting, inspiring stuff. Some possibility-highlights to get you'all excited for the next release:
Possible text-widget in the sidebar
Content-sharing buttons (Twitter? Facebook?)
Theme Options page on the backend
"By Recency" page on the frontend
Ability to flag questionable content
The update to Pressible includes a few big things and a bunch of small stuff (hey: to us it's all big, to others, it's probably all small stuff).
New in this release:
xml sitemaps (modifying an existing plugin)
remove uncatagorized and featured from header
set up real maintenance page and workflow
remove unused widget areas
"featured" and "uncategorized" categories should never show anywhere
wordpress api running
commenting does not require a pressible account
brightcove (oEmbed?) support, plugin
We've been hearing rumblings from various people. Not scary, thunderous rumblings; more like hungry stomachs. People are hungry for two things: customization options especially for the header, and search functionality.
As I mentioned earlier, we're adding a cool feature that populates header-image boxes with images from the site. That will be a first step toward a customized header. Instead of choosing the image, though, the images are chosen because you've chosen them previously! It follows with the whole Pressib...
I posted a fix for RavanH's XML Sitemap Feed plugin that allows it to function behind symlinks and thus be deployed via Capistrano. The change is minor, and the modified code is
Pressible 0.1 released last week, and now we're looking to the improvements for the 0.1.1 release. We met today to discuss the options, write a list, and get back in gear. Here are a few highlights we're hoping to accomplish for the next release:
a real maintenance page for when we do system-wide updates (like the last one!)
lots of improvements to the header: making it smaller, adding pictures to the small boxes automatically populated from pictures uploaded to the site, adjusting font sizes
greater design and language consistency for: headers, subheaders, li...
Quite an effort by the team on Friday, then some debugging over the weekend, and finally some tweaking to the copy this morning and... we did it! 0.1 is live, and here is the announcement on the EdLab blog (with donuts in the EdLab).
We are excited to announce the release of Pressible 0.1 today! This is a very experimental release, though we are hoping you (the lab) and others hop on board and give it a try! Please see our features page for more details, but in a nutshell:
Pressible is highly "templated" -- meaning that users can't change much about the design of their site. Is this a good or bad idea? (Is it good or bad for Facebook?) In any case, it allows us to try some things out that wouldn't be possible otherwise. W...