[wp-hackers] GSoC Idea - Notifications( New User Walkthrough )

Hard Patel 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
<http://codex.wordpress.org/GSoC2013#New_User_Walkthrough>and basically
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
the mail.

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.

Best Regards,
Hard Patel

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