Customize the "Edit Flow" plugin for WordPress

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I want to use the "Edit Flow" plugin ([url removed, login to view]) for managing the editorial process on my WordPress website.

The plugin is open-source, and ready to customize with all of the needed code ready to copy-and-paste with minor category ID tweaks. Unfortunately, it requires knowledge of PHP and pasting into my theme's [url removed, login to view] file, which I will not do myself.

I need you to use this guide at [[url removed, login to view]] to help me accomplish the following scenario:


My blog has four departments:

1. The Writing Department (my contributors)

2. The Editing Department (that's me!)

3. The Art Department (my awesome photo ninjas)

4. The Editor in Chief (the big boss)

I want Edit Flow to allow my contributors to save posts as a Draft while they're working on it. Then, when they are finished, they can save the post with a "Ready to Review" status, which will notify everyone in our Editing Department (currently just me). I want them to have no other status options other than "Draft" and "Ready to Review."

Once I see the notification and edit their post, I can set the status as "Ready for Artwork" which will notify everyone in our Art Department.

After the Art Department creates and adds the appropriate artwork, they can set the status as "Ready to Publish" which will send it to our Editor in Chief to give the final okay, and he can choose when to publish it (or to send it back down the line to revise any stage of the process). ONLY the Editor in Chief should be able to actually publish the article, and no one else.


If you read the [url removed, login to view] documentation, this is a very simple, straightforward process to set up, mostly just pasting in the provided code, and entering the various category ID numbers in the [url removed, login to view] file.

Since all of the above-needed code is already provided, it should be easy and fast work for someone familiar with PHP, but unfortunately, that is not me.

I need YOU.

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