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Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Final Phase
For the context, I am working with my mentor Timid Robot on Creative Commons WordPress Plugin in GSoC 2019. It is basically an attribution tool, allowing users to attribute their content and include a CC license on their WordPress website.
GSoC is about to end, and I am excited that we have the plugin ready with all the possible attribution features. We had a stable version of the plugin up and running in the last phase. This allowed us to use it and look for possible improvements and increments. We managed to get a handful of suggestions and feedback from some users, which turned out quite applicable. First, let's take a quick look at the releases in this phase and their changelogs.
- Bug fixes.
- New license selection settings.
- Old license chooser removed and plugin linked to the current chooser
- Plugin settings page redesigned for better user experience.
- New feature to add additional text after the license.
- Gutenberg blocks for CC licenses redesigned.
- Added customization settings for Gutenberg blocks for backend and front end.
- Re-wrote license widget for the plugin. Added option to display the default license as a widget or in the footer.
- Refactored and improved code quality.
- Submitted plugin to WordPress.org for review.
- All necessary Default/Site license settings added.
- Plugin settings page design completed.
- Rich-text components added to previously static Gutenberg blocks converted to allow attribution of any content.
- Gutenberg blocks redesigned to include settings.
- Security improvements.
- i18n improvements.
- Minor bug fixes and refinements.
The CC blocks are now editable with a bunch of options. We integrated rich-text in each block, which renders a rich content-editable input, providing users with the option to format the content. This makes sure that the requirements of describing the title, author and the source while using a CC licensed content can be met..
The redesigned plugin settings are straightforward and have every required field. We have added widget as a display option, which is much better than previous footer implementation.
Selecting a license is simple and quick with a link to the chooser
- Implement GitHub Actions or similar for automated deployment on release from GitHub to WordPress SVN directory.
- Integrate WPGulp workflow and improve i18n.
- Improve documentation with a visual walk-around of every feature.
Thank you for reading. For more, see the GitHub repository.
If you have any feedback or suggestions, let us know in the discussion on
#cc-dev-wordpress Slack channel. Looking forward!
Posts in the GSoC 2019: CC WordPress Plugin series
- Reviving and Updating Creative Commons Plugin for WordPress
- Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Second Phase
- Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Final Phase