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Author Experience in WordPress

WordPress has achieved its mission to democratize publishing, so any blogger, writer, editor, or content manager has access to a powerful publishing platform on the Web. So, how do you put all of the awesome capabilities of WordPress to best use?

David Skarjune presented on the topic “Author Experience in WordPress” at WordCamp Winnipeg 2015.

It’s a myth that a CMS is a silver bullet for online publishing. While incredible strides have been made for content management and user experience, the Author Experience has lagged in comparison.

AX ≠ UX. How did this Happen?

With the paradigm clash of digital publishing, authors can fall through virtual cracks, and online logjams can stymie editors. Let’s fix this. The WordPress interface is easily improved for authors, and editorial workflow can be customized for content managers.

Author Experience in WordPress Slide Deck

Authoring Plugins

Edit Flow
JetPack After the Deadline Proofreading

JetPack Markdown
TinyMCE Advanced
Toolbar Publish Button
Front-end Editor
WP Editor

Author Experience Resources


This post was updated July 25, 2015 for WordCamp Milwaukee.