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PressPermit: Now Packaged with PublishPress

After months of development to implement new features, improve code structure and integrate with the PublishPress plugin, I’m pleased to announce the launch we’ve been waiting for.  PressPermit Pro is now delivered via publishpress.com to members with a PublishPress Business or Agency license.  Kevin Behrens, the original Press Permit, continues as development and support lead for the project.  Existing Press Permit Pro members should watch for an email with instructions about free migration to a PublishPress account.  We expect to send that out next week.

An important aspect of this re-launch is the consolidation of Pro functionality into a single PressPermit Pro plugin.  This replaces the previous combination of Press Permit Core and PP Extension plugins.  The new wordpress.org release, PressPermit, does not interface with Pro extension plugins.  Instead, upgrade to Pro involves replacing the PressPermit plugin with the PressPermit Pro plugin.

If any Pro users update Press Permit Core to PressPermit without realizing this new packaging and are unable to migrate to a publishpress.com account immediately, an easy workaround is available.  Simply delete PressPermit and roll back to Press Permit Core 2.6.x (via Plugins > Add New > Upload) until you are ready to activate PressPermit Pro.

New features in PressPermit Pro include:

  • Full Gutenberg support for custom post statuses
  • Integration with PublishPress statuses
  • Workflow (Moderation) status branching
  • More versatile permissions for Workflow statuses
  • Synchronization of Posts to Users, for any post type
  • Improvement to the Permissions > Settings UI

PressPermit will also debut on Github soon.  We look forward to further UI improvements as part of an increasingly elegant and comprehensive PublishPress toolset.

Press Permit is Joining Forces With PublishPress

We’re delighted to announce that Press Permit is joining forces with the team at PublishPress.

We’ve been talking about working together since early 2018. Yes, the companies do have very similar names, but there’s more to it than that!

Both Press Permit and PublishPress are known for developing WordPress plugins that focus on publishing.

Yoast SEO Sitemap Integration

Press Permit Pro has been updated for Yoast SEO Sitemap integration. Posts which are not universally visible due to restrictive Press Permit exceptions are now excluded from the Yoast sitemap. Both post-specific and category or term-based exceptions are considered. Media attachment restrictions imposed by the PP File URL Filter extension are also applied to the sitemap. To enable this functionality, install or update the PP Compatibility Pack extension plugin.

WP 5.0

Today’s Press Permit Core update marks official compatibility with WordPress 5.0.

See details about Gutenberg compatibility in this FAQ. For further details, see the change log on wordpress.org.

Gutenberg Update

PP Collaborative Editing Pack 2.5.1 fixes an issue with Gutenberg editing by non-Administrators. Save / publish operations required an additional click after failing on the first attempt.

PHP 7.2

Press Permit Core and all the Pro extension plugins have been updated for PHP 7.2 compatibility.

For further details, see the change log on wordpress.org.

WP 4.9

Press Permit Core 2.4 is released. It includes WordPress 4.9 compatibility, improvements to the page / term selection UI for editing group permissions, and a number of significant performance improvements. Bug fixes include corrections to REST handling. For details, see the change log on wordpress.org.

WP 4.8

Press Permit Core 2.3.19 includes some minor changes for WordPress 4.8 compatibility.

WP 4.7

Press Permit Core and the Pro extensions have been updated for compatibility with WordPress 4.7.x and PHP 7.1

New: bbPress Teaser

Does your membership site feature private bbPress forums?  Would you like an easy way to let visitors see a list of those private forums and click in for a preview?  How about displaying the forum statistics and topics, but masking the replies?  It would help people recognize how much useful feedback you’ve been providing. Press Permit Pro is now ready to help.  Introducing bbPress Teaser!

Settings are located alongside the teaser controls for other post types after enabling the PP Content Teaser and PP Compatibility extensions.  You can configure it to tease replies only, or both topics and replies. If you prefer to hide both topics and replies completely, a dedicated teaser-content-forum template may be added to your theme folder.

Here’s how the new switches look in the Press Permit Pro settings panel:
Settings: bbPress Teaser

You can specify your desired teaser text for replies and (if enabled) topics within the plugin settings UI:
Teaser Text: bbPress Teaser

Press Permit does not handle member registration and billing, but this bbPress content teaser could be a key element in your membership solution.  See it in action on the Press Permit Pro member support forums:
Example Forum: bbPress Teaser