Mercury: Editorial Workflows that Work for Editorial Teams

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WordPress has a long history as one of the best technical solutions for publishing content. Plugins like Edit Flow and CoAuthors Plus are well established and essential tools for publishers. A large piece of this puzzle that's often missing is a fully-featured publishing workflow. Mercury is a Gutenberg-first open source solution to editorial workflow and management. Using the Mercury plugin opens up a whole new realm of possibilities for editorial teams.

We'll spend time discussing some of the problems editorial teams face with workflows, and then dive into how Mercury solves this problem. By creating a hypothetical workflow from scratch, we can explore different use cases, and see first-hand, in real time, how easy it is to use, and the flexibility it contains.

Under the hood, Mercury has been engineered relying on the extensive JavaScript packages that evolved with Gutenberg. The technical architecture in Mercury has the potential to be expanded into core offerings and other feature plugins, such as the settings API. Time permitting, we'll discuss the concepts around data storage, hooks, interface development, and more. By the end of this presentation, you'll ready to implement Mercury with your team!

This presentation is perfect for Editorial teams and Developers.


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James Burke is the Director of Strategic Technology at Alley. He attended his first WordCamp in 2011, and has been focused on developing within WordPress ever since. As the product owner of a scrum team at Alley, he and his colleagues specialize in developing Headless sites using WordPress. Their open source headless node application, Irving, is currently being used by companies such as Fortune magazine, Thrive Global, and Colorado Public Radio. While he calls Greenpoint Brooklyn Home, he is just as frequently found abroad living as a digital nomad.

David Meyer is a professor, entrepreneur, and designer. He's currently in his eighth year of teaching at the college level and has worked with clients such as NEEDTOBREATHE, Atlantic Records, Kodak Motion Pictures, The Biltmore Estate, World Wildlife Federation, Source of Light Ministries, and Hospital Corporation of America.

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