Running a blog with a couple of editors can be a pain. Especially, if you are the one to want your content look good, have a high listing in search results etc. but your editors don’t have any idea what it is about.
They should have an excerpt for every post and put tags, but they either don’t know how to do or they just ignore what you say. That’s why we created the Automated Editing Plugin
Every time a post is saved, the plugin just checks, whether there is an excerpt or not. If there is no excerpt, it will check, whether you have defined some length or type of excerpt. If you haven’t, the plugin just creates a post excerpt by cutting off all shortcodes of the content and taking the first 3 sentences as the excerpt. In later versions, you will be able to automatically ad the tags as well.
The current version of the plugin is 1.6
1.6 Framework streamlined; bugfix
1.5 Framework streamlined; small bugfix
1.4 Ability to check and repair old posts for missing excerpts, ‚more‘ tags and thumbnails; unfixable posts are stored in a list for manual correction; completely multisite enabled; posts can be checked and repaired network wide
1.3 Complete code overhaul
1.2 A post thumbnail is also put now and you can choose an amount of letters as auto-excerpt, too.
1.1 German translation added; one typo fixed
1.0 Initial Release
0.9 beta Basic plugin for personal use
Just download the plugin here, put the folder ‚automated-editing‘ folder into the plugins folder of your WP-installation, activate the plugin and there you go.
If you use the plugin and like it, we appreciate a donation. If you find the plugin useful and like it very much, we appreciate your feedback even more.