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.