[wp-hackers] GSoC Idea - Notifications( New User Walkthrough )
hardpatel28 at gmail.com
Wed May 1 21:12:09 UTC 2013
Hello awesome people of WordPress
My name is Hard Patel and I am applying for GSoC 2013 on idea Notifications.
This idea is derived from WordPress’s idea New User Walkthrough
opts to do 3 things.
1. Upon fresh installation, give user a nice friendly tutorial and walk
them towards their first post . Keep track of how many things user have
already done and how many are still left to do. Initial setup tasks include
changing password, editing tagline, picking a theme, choosing a comment
setting etc. At successive login, notifies users to go through remaining
2. Give users tips and suggestions based on their recent changes about
what they can do next to take full advantage of WordPress. For eg. if the
default post category is “uncategorized” and then the user creates a
category , then the system reminds user to consider changing their default
category to something else. Or if user has set to moderate comments, but a
few days have passed and user hasn’t moderated any comment, then it reminds
user to either moderate/re-evaluate how you filter/manage content.
3. Extend its use by allowing plugin developers to put notices in
center*. Whenever a plugin asks to put a notice on pages, the system
instead put notice in notification center and *not* on every page. This
will make WordPress dashboard cleaner.
I didn't want to bother you all by sending the "long" proposal entirely in
Instead you can read the entire idea at
Also here is the link to my GSoC application -
Feedback from potential mentors are very much appreciated. George Stephanis
and Marko Heijnen were really helpful yesterday. I would also like to
listen from Eric Mann and other mentors.
Thank you for your time.
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