Jul/13/2013

New Features Galore!

So far the Wardrobe community has been awesome in recommending features, submitting pull requests, and helping shape and mold Wardrobe into a great all around system. Since first releasing Wardrobe lots of new features have been added and we wanted to share some of the big improvements that have been implemented lately.

Drag and Drop

Wardrobe now features two new ways of drag and dropping files into it. The first is dragging markdown files from your computer into the admin and it will automatically fill out all the fields from your file. This has been a very handy feature for me personally.

If you want to utilize this feature please take a look at the documentation for an example post with all the fields included.

The second drag and drop feature is uploading images directly into your post. Once you drag it in behind the scenes the file is moved into the public/img directory and a markdown image link is then inserted into the content.

Keep in mind no processing is done on the images. It just uploads and moves them over and the reason for this is so it will remain flexible and let you control everything.

Multiple Administrators

Multiple administrators was requested so that more than one person can manage posts. This was something I overlooked in the initial development and I am glad it was spotted as a missing feature so early.

Post Previews

This was a feature that I utilize a lot when writing. I like to write the post then be able to preview on the actual site so I get a better feel how it looks and so forth. Now once you edit a post you can preview it exactly as it would appear on your site. This even applies to posts that are not published or future dated.

Upgrading

If you have been using Wardrobe then you may already upgrading is not super easy at the moment. You have to basically just copy the app/ directory into your site but not replace the few config files the system has changed. With these new changes the upgrade remains the same but you will need to run a migration for the new multiple administrators feature.

Before I get to the v1 release I will be addressing this as I want to make upgrading super simple.

In Closing

I want to thank everyone that has taken interest in Wardrobe and I want to thank those that have helped out. It is a tremendous task creating something like this and everyone's effort has been amazing!