From Gdocs to WordPress : a complete web-first workflow for newspaper
December 14, 2011
Since June, the Bangor Daily News has a new workflow for its articles to be published all the way down from online to offline. Worth having a look, if you want to build some community-managed publications. It uses gDocs for editing and WordPress for publishing, very straightforward. It is all free, open-source and the code can be found here !
A truly web-first workflow
- Reporters and editors compose all stories in Google Docs. Using labels and native commenting, the stories get sent through the editing process.
- When a story is ready to publish, it gets sent from Google Docs to WordPress with one click.
- In WordPress, editors can publish the story to the web, then set up a print headline and print subhead.
- The story then appears in inDesign, where print designers can lay out the print newspaper.