Editus v0.9.15.1 allows you to enter shortcodes into the HTML dialog box. This gives you a lot of flexibility in editing posts from the frontend.
Support for Post Types, including Custom Post Types
Editus version 0.9.15 implements an easier way to manage post types and post categories/tags. You can simply go to Editus->Settings to choose which post types (including custom post types) to enable.
This option does not alter user privileges. Enabling “page” will only enable page editing to those users who have rights to edit pages.
This option also controls what post types you can browse using the Editus post list dialog box.
Category Editing Made Easier
New dropdown menu on the Post Settings dialog box lists the existing categories. You can use this to edit categories easily.
Editus allows you to add custom settings tabs to the front end. This can be useful when using Advance Custom Fields plugin or other plugins that rely on custom meta fields. Check the example codes here.
The version 0.9.14.0 now uses WP REST API to save posts. This improves compatibility with websites that use security features. This feature can be turned off from the settings menu and reverted to using the older method of AJAX.
Many changes have been made to Editus to improve its usability. Now Editus should be compatible with more themes and servers out of the box. Moving forward I will try to add more features.
Editus Version 0.9.13.0 now supports WordPress built-in REST API. (Introduced with WordPress v. 4.7)
Editus now checks if any other user has the post opened for editing, and will prevent you from editing in that case.
Also, in addition to “Ignored Items” you can also specify “Read Only” items that are parts of the post content but should not be edited. You can also show the “Ignored Items” and keep them read only instead of removing them from the view while editing.
More work is ongoing to improve interoperability and usability. Happy Holidays!
You have not heard from us for a while but many updates have been happening to Editus. I would like to present some recent Editus features found in v0.9.12.0. I would like to also present a roadmap for future.
Text Color and Alignment
Editus now lets you set text color and text alignment. These buttons can be activated from the Editus Settings menu at the backend.
Here is what the editing toolbar looks like with all the buttons enabled.
Gallery and Aesop Components Using AJAX
Previously, making changes to a Gallery Component required you to save and reload the page. Now using AJAX, galleries update without having you to reload the page. Several other components, such as Parallax and Image, have been updated to use AJAX.
The Video Component still requires reloading the page for updates. This issue is being worked on.
An overdue feature that lets you insert a link that opens in a new tab.
Editus has been updated to support both phones and tablets.
Many people have been asking about the requirement for the REST API plugin. The plan was to get rid of this dependency once WordPress introduces built-in REST API support. Unfortunately, WordPress has been delaying this feature since 2015. As of this writing, WordPress is planned to release v4.7 on December 2016 that includes this feature. Once this happens, Editus will be updated to use the built-in WordPress REST API.
While the emphasis has been to improve and fix the core capability of Editus, we will look into better integration and compatibility with 3rd party plugins and themes. It won’t be possible to support 100% of all 3rd party plugins and themes, but I will work toward supporting more popular ones.
Also in the wish list is to support more non Aesop components. There has been a request to be able to add videos without using Aesop Story Engine. Features like this would be worked on going forward.
Feel free to let me know what you think!
Last month we were served a Cease and Desist from a company called Lassosoft, and we were asked to stop using the name Lasso. We decided to let the community suggest what the new name is, and we’ve finally chosen a new name; Editus.
To the best of my knowledge, there isn’t any computer related software called Editus. In fact the only real reference we found was a band in Costa Rica, and a directory in Luxemburg. With the new name chosen, we set out to rename the software, as well as get a new domain name, and all the things that go along with that.
As bad as it may sound, the process wasn’t that terrible. A simple cloning of our site, the purchase of a new domain name, and SSL certificate all happened within a couple of days. And so here we are!
We’ve pushed out a new version, 0.9.8 which includes renaming the various admin menu items that are using the term Lasso. Unfortunately because we had to switch domain names, this update has to be manual. Updates after 0.9.8, will continue to be automatic, just as the way they were before.
You can log into your account here on the new site, with the same information that you were using with the other domain name. The site is 100% identical,the only difference is the domain name, and a few pages of copy updated with the new name.
We’re terribly sorry for any inconvience this may be causing you as a end-user, but we’ve attempted to make the process as painless as possible for you. Our help email is still the same, email@example.com, and over the course of the next 10 days we’ll be making the change to forward to this to the new help email address at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to email us at email@example.com, or reach out to us on Twitter!
I’ve been running my own business’ for several years, and in that span of time have launched countless products, all with their own project names. I’ve never given a second thought to it, and will usually run a quick Google search just to make sure there’s nothing else that exists by that name. Apparently we didn’t look hard enough when naming Lasso.
We just released another significant update to Lasso, bringing us one step closer to the official Version One slated to be released in early Fall. With 0.9.6 we’re introducing an industry first; live revisions.
Lasso was released a little over 90 days ago, and since that time we’ve sold 76 copies for a total of $7,568.15. Nearly every penny has been invested straight back into the plugin, with the remainder applied toward operating expenses.
We consider this a success, and simply means that we’ve gained traction, and will more than likely be around for a while. And, the party is just getting started.