If you haven’t already checked out our future features page why not head over there now? It’s an ongoing list of the things we have not yet added to Automated Editor but would like to in the future. Voted on by the community of users, future features will hopefully keep us moving in a way that keeps everyone happy. Here’s a little exploration into our favourite possible developments.
Wouldn’t it be nice to know when one of your contributors posts a post with a specific string? Or perhaps how many times a string has been switched out for an affiliate link or seo friendly link on a specific blog? How about on some of the more automatic blogs, want to know the success rate of your newest set of rules, direct to your inbox? There’s quite a few ways we can think of combining email notifications/pushing into Automated Editor, it would be invaluable to mix email with the automation setup. This ones high on our list!
Wordpress does a lot of this for you, at least in terms of versioning. Automated Editor however is a little more brutal, or has to be to circumnavigate a few things. This is both good and bad (read the disclaimer if you haven’t already!) but sometimes it would be nice to be able to offer just a little more reassurance to our users. If we add this feature it will be the belt and braces to the plugin, backing up posts before changes, perhaps even integrated with email notifications as above and a step through system for seeing your changes in action (or reverting back to old versions of posts.) Perhaps backups could even be integrated into rules as actions. Perhaps.
Language translation / Var translation
With the power of Automated Editor its possible to replace one string with another, great, but it also has the latent capacity to find strings within posts and operate on them. We have been trialling a version of this functionality with a few of our established users but its no doubt invaluable. Imagine being able to say ‘take x string from y and translate it, replacing the original or appending it’. Powerful stuff this one.
Rules are powerful, we keep saying it but its true, currently we recommend you triple checking your rules before you run them, common sense, perhaps there is a better way of getting round this though, we can envisage an instant feedback system whereby you can see some of the effects a rule would have straight away, on the rules creation page. This would likely help fight cascading rules problems and make the honing of good rules a lot easier. That or we make a specific test area/dummy run option. Both possibilities too.
Read more on the future features page, or get your own copy of ultra pro and let us know which you think is the best development!