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Press This Extended 1.1

Press This Extended 1.1 is now out in the wild and available for your Pressing pleasure via w.org.

1.1 is an upgrade to roll smoothly alongside the changes coming out in 4.3, which hit Release Candidate today and so 4.3 is the required minimum version. If you are testing 4.3, please do test 1.1 and let me know if you see anything amiss.

Today’s version has three changes of note:

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Press This Extended!

WordPress 4.2, released today, includes a complete revamp of the Press This tool in WordPress. It is an easy and simple way to “press” interesting articles or other webpages and continue the conversation on your own site.

Press This 4.2This version include a lot of new features: a stand-alone option that works as an alternative editor and works on mobile, auto-inserting custom crafted meta descriptions when you haven’t selected text, and a slew of filters to tweak the behavior.

During development, anytime we had an open question about what should the experience be that both sides were reasonable, the question arose—what about a filter? Let it be changed?

WordPress’ philosophy includes “Decisions, Not Options”. Press This is a simple tool. It shouldn’t have a million of settings to tweak, be confused over, and become frustrated with. Out of the box, it’ll just work.

If you want to tinker, you have to open up a php editor, know where to find the filters, and how to use them. Not all power users are to that point.

Introducing Press This Extended.