[wp-hackers] [GSoC 2014] unique idea: Interactive Drag & Drop Content Editor
bryan at ibaku.net
Mon Mar 3 22:15:57 UTC 2014
Hi Erik, thanks for your interest in participating in GSoC.
I just wanted to point out that this idea is not significantly new,
and is typically referred to as a "front-end editor". There's actually
already an official effort to bring something similar into WordPress
core being done in a "feature plugin" here:
If you're interested in contributing to it, you might want to catch up
on the meetings and discussions related to this:
That said, this would be a conflict of interest with that in regards
to a completely new GSoC-sponsored project to also work on this in
another plugin, so it's chances of being accepted are not good.
If you were to scope your proposal more along the lines of
accomplishing a lot of this work on the existing feature plugin with
it's requirements in mind, you would have a much better chance of
On Mon, Mar 3, 2014 at 10:05 AM, Erik Engi <kireerike at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Mentors and WordPress community,
> I am a University student from Hungary and I am about to attend to GSoC. I
> am motivated to create something new and usefull for the community.
> This is my idea in a nutshell:
> I think editing templates and basic layouts of a WordPress site can be a
> hard task for an average user who doesn't know too much about webdesign. So
> I would like to create an Interactive Drag & Drop Content Editor (something
> like this: http://wordpress.org/plugins/plugnedit/), but of course a much
> more professional one. According to my idea, the user would be able to
> placing, re-scaling, dragging & dropping the blocks of content. Also it
> would contain a property editor, which could handle css and other things as
> well. I am also planing to design some pre-prepared elements (blocks of
> content), which you can drag right into the site as a new block from an
> editor panel. For the first time the default layout would be metro styled
> and basically responsive and scalable. This project could be a WordPress
> plugin or the part of WordPress it self. It depends on the requirements. I
> am planing to use GSAP (http://www.greensock.com/gsap-js/) for animations
> and the newest technologies based on HTML5, JS, CSS, PHP and MySQL.
> I think the Word Press community would appreciate a plugin like this.
> Mentors, please let me know if you and the community are interested in my
> If you would like to know more about me please send me a private message or
> reply to this one. Also, I can show you some of my previous works (some of
> them is related to WordPress :D).
> I hope you will be interested in my project and thanks for your reply in
> Best regards,
> Erik Engi
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