Here at Multicollab, we are thrilled to announce the launch of the beta version of Multiedit – Realtime Co-editing in WordPress.
Multicollab launched two years ago to bring a Google Docs-style collaboration environment to WordPress. The commenting feature was introduced in 2021, and the suggestion feature was just a little behind in 2022. And following the recent release of version 3.3, this is only the start of where Multicollab is headed.
Why Multiedit, Why Now?
The way people work has changed. These changes—like remote work, hybrid work, and non-geographic-specific teams—are here to stay.
As a result, real-time editing and co-editing are essential modern-day features for content collaboration. The problem is that the current tools add additional steps to the editorial workflow and process of content creation. Filling these voids in the market is—and will continue to—be our mission.
That’s why, after a year of development and testing, we can’t wait for you to try the first beta of Multiedit—a real-time co-editing WordPress tool located directly within your WordPress site.
Get to Know Multiedit
WordPress is one of the most powerful, user-friendly CMS (content management systems). After all, there’s a reason over 40% of all websites are built on WordPress.
While WordPress provides all the amenities to easily create and publish high-quality content, it does not offer robust collaborative tools to manage editorial workflows. Most content teams face three main challenges when publishing content on WordPress:
- You can’t real-time co-edit in WordPress.
- There’s no real way to leave comments on content in WordPress and empower collaboration directly.
- Copying and pasting the content between Google Docs and WordPress leads to critical errors and wasted time on reformatting.
We understand how frustrating that is for teams of all sizes seeking to improve their collaborative output!
That’s why we built Multiedit. a plugin that enables collaboration directly within WordPress!
We’ve helped over 200 publishers and content teams (like yours) to collaborate in WordPress.
Real-time editing in Multiedit is still in the early beta stage. So, for now, you can only test it on our server. But not to worry, we will notify you when it’s ready to test and use on your WordPress website.
Realtime Editing in WordPress, No Reformatting Required
How to Try Multiedit
Step 1: Click this link ➡️ https://multiedit.multicollab.com/
Step 2: Fill in the required information.
Step 3: You will be redirected to the draft post within our server. This is a private post and is not shared with anyone else.
Step 4: You’re in! You can start editing posts and invite other users to test the collaborative, real-time editing features of Multiedit.
- How many users can I invite to test Multiedit beta 1?
There is no user limit. But we have tested beta 1 for up to 10 users.
- How many default Gutenberg blocks are compatible with Multiedit beta1?
We have tested real-time editing of all native Gutenberg blocks. More specifically, Site logo, Site Title, Site Taglines, Post Title, Post Excerpt, Post Featured image, Post Content, Post Date, Comments, Term Description, Archive Title, and Search Results Title.
Learn more about the Compatibility & Limitations of real-time co-editing
- Can I download this plugin and install it on my server?
No, at this moment—but soon! We are providing testing on our internally managed server at this time. In the following months, we will release the Multiedit plugin you can install on your server and start using it with your content team.
- How does invite workflow work?
You can invite anyone to collaborate on a WordPress draft post hosted on our servers via their email address. Then all invited members can test the real-time editing feature simultaneously.
- Which WordPress post status (Draft or Publish) can edit with Multiedit?
Both! Real-time co-editing in Multiedit is possible with WordPress draft posts and published posts.
- Are there any limitations of Multiedit real-time co-editing at this time?
Yes, we have identified one limitation. The cursor may be misplaced if multiple users type on the same block. We’re working on fixing this issue, and it does not greatly impact the overall testing environment in any way.
- What technical architect are you using in Multiedit?
We are using the Yjs framework and Socket programming.
- What is required to use Multiedit?
- To Multiedit work, You require the below configuration.
- WordPress Version: 6.1.1
- PHP Version: PHP 8
- Gutenberg Version: 12 and 12+
- Web Server: NGINX
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