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  1. Alec Kinnear

    Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for bringing Press This to our attention again.

    If the creators aren’t careful, by the time enthusiasts are done with PressThis, it will become as complicated and unwieldy as the existing post editor. Alas, often round and round goes the circle of open source until too many features make it unwieldy while commercial software creators like Apple keep their software streamlined.

    One possible fix is a settings page where one enables PressThis features with a MINIMAL set enabled by default. This is what we do to keep our FV Player video player interface simple enough to use. We have about a dozen power features but most people only want or need a couple. Almost all disabled by default.

    This keeps the posting interface uncluttered i.e. usable. Hopefully Press This can do something similar to keep it simple.

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  2. Alec Kinnear

    Hi Sarah,

    I tried to include an img tag above with an example of our Post Interface Options screen. It didn’t appear. Here our post interface options are in a link then.

    PS. Has WP Tavern considered going to a membership format (Ultimate Member for instance) allowing us to log in once and for all and not fight with this JetPack comment form which is pushing us constantly to some social service. I for one would be happy to create an account (accounts can be created on commenting) which would allow easier commenting.

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  3. Jeff Chandler

    At first, I didn’t understand the purpose of this plugin, but after further review, it makes sense. By adding a quick access link to it from the admin drop down menu, it can be used as the primary posting interface. Neat plugin. We now have Standard WP Post Editor, DFW Mode, and Press This mode :) I’m cheering for Press This mode.

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  4. Michael Wender (@mwender)

    Now that I’ve been using Press This New Post for a couple of days, I’m finding that I’d really love to open one of my drafts in Press This. However, having taken a quick look inside `/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-press-this.php` it doesn’t appear to me that there is a provision for this. Anyway, I love the new Press This, and I love the added feature this plugin brings.

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    • Kraft

      Correct. Press This wasn’t envisioned to be an alternative editor, generally speaking. The ability to save a draft and keep writing in PT was a relatively late addition. We’ll see how folks use it; it’s interesting (personally speaking) to see it is already gaining a following outside of the previous bookmarklet usage.

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  5. Kraft

    On a related note, I put together Press This Extended to show off some of the built-in filters/hooks to change default behavior. Coupled with this awesome easy access plugin, you can do quite a bit to customize PT to your workflow.

    Thanks Sarah for the PT coverage!

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  6. benwaynet

    I SO want to try the press this feature, but I get a 403 error every time :(

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  7. Kent McDonald

    Prior to the uprgrade the Press This bookmarklet worked great for me every time. The new improved interface results in the following message every time for me:

    Am I the only one who is getting this message?

    502
    The page request was canceled because it took too long to complete

    What can I do?

    Site visitors: There was an issue serving your request, please try again in a few minutes.

    Site Owners: A request for either a page, script, process, or query has taken too long to complete and has been cancelled due to a bad gateway. You should visit your error log for more information.

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  8. Angus

    Yeah, I think the new version has missed the mark. My blog is a content aggregator and I use Press This all the time. After a couple of weeks now with the new version I wish I could go back to the old one (any tips?). I found that it was much simpler and easier to quickly posts drafts to my blog – effectively bookmarking content as I reviewed articles – and I could then log back into WP and my team or I could finish the story and publish them. The new popup window opens up too large on my screen, the title font is massive, the categories are hidden behind a menu I need to scroll through etc. I appreciate the attention but I think it is trying to do too much.

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