Author Experience in WordPress

WordPress has achieved its mission to democratize publishing, so any blogger, writer, or editor has access to a powerful publishing platform on the Web. So, how do we put all the awesome capabilities of WordPress to best use?

It’s a myth that any CMS is a silver bullet for online publishing. Incredible strides have been made for content management and user experience, yet the Author Experience has lagged in comparison. AX ≠ UX. How did this happen?

With the paradigm clash of digital publishing, authors can fall through virtual cracks, and online logjams can stymie editors. Let’s fix this. The WordPress interface is easily improved for authors, and editorial workflow can be customized for content managers.

Takeaways:

  • Understand the Author Experience Dilemma
  • Improve the Author Interface in WordPress
  • Customize Editorial Workflow for Content Managers

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