Oasis Workflow Pro v3.6 and Editorial Checklist v1.0 released!
Oasis Workflow Pro v3.6 has been released! This is a major release and we excited to add some new features and enhancements.
We added custom statuses, “assign to all” feature and two new capabilities with this release.
We also released a new add-on called “Editorial Checklist“. The add-on allows you to define and automate pre-publish and/or editorial checklist for your WordPress posts. Read more about this add-on at https://www.oasisworkflow.com/extensions/oasis-workflow-editorial-checklist
With Oasis Workflow Pro v3.6, there are several notable changes both in the area of workflow design and usage.
You can now define custom statuses for your editorial workflow. Out of the box, WordPress offers “Draft”, “Pending Review”, “Publish” and “Scheduled”. With custom statuses you can define your own post statuses and assign it to the success or failure path of the workflow.
Assign to all
As of now, during sign off OR submit to workflow, the user has to choose specific assignees for the next step in the workflow. If you wish to assign the task to all the users in that step, you can take advantage of “Assign to all” feature.
This is available on the step information during workflow definition. If “Assign to all?” is checked, the assignee selection during sign off or submit to workflow is hidden and the task is assigned to all the users in that role for that step.
Two new custom capabilities
In 3.4 we introduced custom capabilities and how you can restrict/allow your users to access certain features of the workflow. This also acts as a security mechanism where we take advantage of “current_user_can” API of WordPress. We are adding two new capabilities with this release.
1. ow_submit_to_workflow – restrict/allow users from submitting to workflow.
2. ow_sign_off_step – restrict/allow users from signing off from a step/task.
Other notable improvements
- We added an intentional delay of about a minute for the revision to be copied over to the published version. In certain environments, due to race condition between copy of the revised contents and revision delete the revised contents were not getting copied over. This delay will help to mitigate the issue.
- We fixed publish and revision emails to be sent only once during the workflow.
We are thrilled for this release and hope you enjoy it as well. As with all major updates, we strongly recommend that you use a staging or test server to test the updates on your site before installing it on a live site.
Written by Ravi Ajmera
Ravi Ajmera is the founder and lead developer of Oasis Workflow plugin. Ravi takes pride in developing integrated workflow solutions to make content publishing process transparent and easy. When not writing code, he can often be found playing tennis or working in his backyard.