CC Open Source Blog

Creative Commons WordPress Plugin Final Phase


by Ahmad Bilal on 2019-08-23

This blog is part of the series: GSoC 2019: CC WordPress Plugin

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.






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..

CC License Block

Re-designed Settings

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.

Plugin Settings

Selecting a license is simple and quick with a link to the chooser

Plugin Settings

What's next

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!