The KinshiPress newsletter, Issue #15

Hey from Steve,

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Custom statuses for WordPress publishers

WordPress is a platform that focuses on publishers. The project’s mission is “Democratize Publishing”.

However, WordPress does lack some key features that most publishers need. One of these missing features is custom statuses. The current choice for WordPress users is between “Draft” and “Pending Review”.

Here’s a typical request from one of our users: “We need a way to mark our posts as Draft, Filed, First Read, Second Read, Hold, Killed, etc.”

So we’ve been working on a way to help WordPress publishers with custom statuses.

Click here to read about the custom statuses.

A Fascinating Story from Nebraska

There’s a really interesting story around the work of Flatwater Free Press (FFP), a WordPress publisher in Nebraska. Yanqi Xu is a reporter for FFP and won a national award for Our Dirty Water, her series examining Nebraska’s high nitrate levels and their potential connection to childhood cancer. For that series, she was attacked by Nebraska’s governor.

Click here to read the story of Yanqi, FFP, and Nebraska.

Thanks for reading. I build WordPress tools for publishers at PublishPress, TaxoPress, MetaSlider, and Logtivity. Here at KinshiPress, I write about what I’m seeing with publishers we deal with each day. This newsletter uses the Newsletter Glue plugin. Click here to email me anything, including tips for future issues.

Steve Burge