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Print Production in
WordPress @Observer
Jeff Sternberg, VP Tech
BigWP Meetup NYC
2015-09-15
Context
http://observer.com → 200 posts/week
New York Observer → 30 articles/week
The Goal:
Before
After
How?
1) Change the workflow.
Before
Google
Docs
Word Server
Fact
Check
InDesign InCopy Galley
WordPress
(Web)
PDF
(Print)
After
WordPress
(Web)
InDesign InCopy Galley
PDF
(Print)
Fact
Check
Google
Docs
2) Change the tools.
Before: Spreadsheet Tracking
After: WordPress Print Issues
After: Export XML for InDesign
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<article author="Halberg" title="Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Pa...
After: InDesign Map Tags To Styles
3) Iterate!
Yes, we are open
sourcing this…
Stay tuned!
We’re hiring.
https://observermedia.recruiterbox.com
jsternberg@observer.com
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Print Production in WordPress @observer

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Learn how Observer Media, publisher of New York Observer newspaper and http://observer.com, is upgrading to a digital-first workflow for print production, with WordPress at the core.

This presentation was given by Jeff Sternberg, Observer's VP Technology, at the BigWP Meetup NYC, Sept 15, 2015.

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Print Production in WordPress @observer

  1. 1. Print Production in WordPress @Observer Jeff Sternberg, VP Tech BigWP Meetup NYC 2015-09-15
  2. 2. Context http://observer.com → 200 posts/week New York Observer → 30 articles/week
  3. 3. The Goal:
  4. 4. Before
  5. 5. After
  6. 6. How?
  7. 7. 1) Change the workflow.
  8. 8. Before Google Docs Word Server Fact Check InDesign InCopy Galley WordPress (Web) PDF (Print)
  9. 9. After WordPress (Web) InDesign InCopy Galley PDF (Print) Fact Check Google Docs
  10. 10. 2) Change the tools.
  11. 11. Before: Spreadsheet Tracking
  12. 12. After: WordPress Print Issues
  13. 13. After: Export XML for InDesign <?xml version="1.0"?> <article author="Halberg" title="Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Passes River House Co-op Board to Buy $10.3M Perch"><content><p>He may not have made many friends during the 2013 NHL lockout, but the owner of the Boston Bruins must have done something right to pass the notoriously snooty River House co-op board. We’re willing to hedge a bet that <bold>Jeremy Jacobs, Sr.</bold>’s estimated $4 billion fortune was something of an asset when going before the board, which is known for being excessively selective with applicants who don’t meet its strict liquidity requirements. Though River House has somewhat mellowed with its strict rules in recent years, even heiress Gloria Vanderbilt was famously rejected by the co-op board in the '80s—Ms. Vanderbilt promptly accused the board of racism, as she was dating Bobby Short at the time. The 10-room pad at <bold>435 East 52nd Street</bold> is not the only thing Mr. Jacobs (who is also the chairman of Delaware North) has tried to buy as of late—he made known his interest in purchasing the Buffalo Bills. And of course, Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs will be in good company—neighbors in the building include Uma Thurman and Henry Kissinger.</p></content><headline>Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Passes River House Co-op Board to Buy $10.3M Perch</headline><byline>Morgan Halberg</byline></article>
  14. 14. After: InDesign Map Tags To Styles
  15. 15. 3) Iterate!
  16. 16. Yes, we are open sourcing this… Stay tuned!
  17. 17. We’re hiring. https://observermedia.recruiterbox.com jsternberg@observer.com

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