At my day job we use WordPress for our blog. Because of the multiple approval steps (editor, manager, legal, and scheduler) sometimes posts get delayed because people don’t realize there are posts waiting for review or scheduling. This should be easier to automate. Using the Edit Flow plugin we’ve been able to add different status categories so people can see what is in their queue.
I’d like to automate the process a bit, though. Does anyone know of a WordPress plugin that will send an email to a certain group or person when a post makes it into their queue? Other than moving the post to the next queue I don’t want the person to have to do any manual action. Any ideas?
Looks like WordPress.com has finally made two-factor authentication available. Good for them! I’ve already enabled it to take advantage of the increased security. Now all my blogs and my email now have better security than my bank!
Originally posted on WordPress.com News:
We know your blog is important to you, and today we’re proud to announce Two Step Authentication: an optional new feature to help you keep your WordPress.com account secure. For those of you who use Two Step Authentication with your Google account, you’ll know how useful this feature is for keeping your account secure.
Two Step Authentication works like this: when you log in to your WordPress.com account, we’ll prompt you to enter a secret number. To get that secret number, you’ll need to download the Google Authenticator App on your smartphone. It generates a new number every 30 seconds, making it virtually impossible to guess. All you need to do is open the app on your phone, and type in the number it’s showing. If you don’t have a smartphone, you can instead opt to have the number SMSed to you.
To enable Two Step Authentication, head on over to the new Security tab in your WordPress.com account settings, and go through the setup wizard. The wizard will help you make sure that everything is configured correctly:
A few weeks ago I wrote a response to Ruth’s article “How the Emergency Alert System has already been tested–and could be improved”. When I showed her my response and asked for help making it sound good (as you should already know I could keep several editors busy on a daily basis). She provided some very good insight on how to improve my writing (but I like words with ‘z’ in them) and also offered to publish the paper on the OpenSource.com website. How could I refuse such an offer? So here it is, the awesome response and plan for bringing the emergency alert system into the 21st century kicking an screaming, Building an Emergency Alert System for the 21st century.
Oh, and if you find any problems in the essay blame my editor.