11 Comments

  1. Moeez

    I see a lot of changes being made that are specific to user experience. Like scheduling changes, preview links, and improved theme browsing in the customizer. Tells a lot about where WordPress is heading.

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  2. Brian Gasperosky

    With scheduling, an expire date/time would be very useful in addition to the “go live” date/time… which is already a great idea.

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  3. Eric J

    I am looking forward to the ability to schedule changes so much!

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  4. Alec

    This seems to me to be a lot of effort for what does not affect the 80% of people. Scheduling Customizer changes to a website? Is this really the priority for WordPress core where there are still huge performance issues with comments, open security issues and a host of requested Media Manager improvements?

    Honestly I find these priorities very strange.

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  5. Mark Skeet

    Scheduling content changes would be vastly more useful than customizer changes.

    Have to agree some of the functionality priorities are hard to fathom in core, at times.

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    • Weston Ruter

      @Mark We can’t fit everything into a single release. We’re adding new building blocks with each release. The scheduling of changes in the Customizer in 4.9 can be a stepping stone to being able to schedule content changes. The infrastructure for drafting and scheduling was actually added for changesets in 4.7, but there was no UI until now. With the Customize Posts feature plugin you can already schedule changes to posts and pages, even multiple posts and pages at a time, while previewing how a change to a post looks wherever it may appear on a site (homepage, category page, search results, singular template, etc). The UI from Customize Posts won’t be merged into core, but the underling infrastructure I expect will be merged. As we move forward with integrating Gutenberg with customization, you should start to see publishing of scheduled changes. Whether or not you are in the “Customizer” interface, it could still leverage the changeset scheduling infrastructure that is now in core.

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    • Zesty Lemon

      I too would love to be able to schedule changes to an existing post! Scheduling a change would be especially awesome!

      These new features benefit a small number of users, so maybe they’re rolling this out first in the Customiser to ensure Editor rollout in a future version goes smoothly. Who knows, fingers crossed!

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  6. Anticosti

    Wish that WordPress would now focus on making translations as easy as in Drupal, right out of the box.

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