Public Dev Meeting March 31st

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One of the big issues that was created this week was a work in progress regarding channels. Channels are essentially a way to to create lists of posts or group certain posts together. Hannah created a huge writeup in the wiki called Channels 101 that explains what the vision of channels is and how it will work. This will take a few steps to complete, but will be a great way to help authors organize and publish their content.

Last week we talked about the Prev/Next Post helper being worked on. That feature has now been merged into master and will be a part of the next release.

There were two bugs in the 0.5.10 release that seemed to keep popping up for people. The first was images either not show up, or showing up wrong when someone would update, and the second was that some of the @blog global attributes were not showing any information. Both of these bugs have now been fixed (image caching, global partials). The image problem was essentially a browser caching problem, but now there is going to be a unique url for each release which will prevent this from happening in the future.

There are also two new WIP's that have to do with user onboarding that are currently in progress. The first is a new experience to help set up the initial blog.

User Onboarding

The users will be able to create their own account, as well as invite other team members as part of the initial setup, meaning they no longer have to setup the blog and then go to settings and make further adjustments.

There is also going to be a quick tour for brand new blogs showing the users different areas and aspects to give them an overview of the Ghost admin.

Hopefully both of these features should greatly increase the user experience when first setting up their Ghost blog.

As always, if you have any new ideas, or features you would like to see added to Ghost, check out our wishlist page and either vote or create a new item.

Full details:

The full logs of the meeting in our IRC logs, which are looked after by the lovely folks at botbot.me.

What is this?

We hold a public development meeting pretty much every Tuesday at 5:30pm London time in the #ghost channel on freenode. In this meeting we discuss progress, important issues, and what is and isn't on the Roadmap. It's a chance for everyone to get involved and have their say about where Ghost goes next.

Hope to see you at next week's meeting: Tuesday 7th April, 5:30pm London time.