PressForward is a free plugin that provides an editorial workflow for content aggregation and curation within the WordPress dashboard. It is designed for bloggers and editorial teams who wish to collect, discuss, and share content from a variety of sources on the open web.
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Controllers Setup meta registration Nov 22, 2016
Core Provide more useful error msg Dec 11, 2016
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Libraries Improve Open Graph library to pull tags from Keywords meta. Dec 6, 2016
assets Move the rest of the code to the new toggle function Sep 10, 2016
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Plugin Name: PressForward

  • Plugin URI:
  • Description: PressForward is a WordPress plugin built to process feeds as a feed reader, allow groups to share and discuss the items that come in and then blog about them as an integrated editorial process.
  • Version: 4.2.1
  • Author: Aram Zucker-Scharff, Boone B Gorges, Jeremy Boggs
  • Author URI:
  • License: GPL2
  • Authors' Sites:,,

    Developed for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University. Generously funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation.

    This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License, version 2, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA

Important Note

If you were running this plugin pre-2.3 and have upgraded, you need to go into the Feeder menu and click the Switch feeds to new retrieval setup button.

Project goals:

  • Retrieve items within the WordPress dashboard as an independent process (no required attachment to external servers)

  • Retrieve their full content to read from within WordPress's dashboard.

  • Allow individuals or groups to mark items for consideration and discuss them within the dashboard, either from the retrieved items or via bookmarklet.

  • Easily post about retrieved items as the end point of a smoothly integrated editorial process.

  • Provide the entire process in a attractive, responsive and mobile friendly design.

  • Provide an open source back-end that is easily extendable for other developers and that can be hooked into by other independent WordPress plugins.

Testing, contributions, and feedback welcome.

Latest stable releases are available at this project's tags page.

Bugs can be reported in the issue section.

To install this plugin in WordPress, just download the latest tagged release or this repository as a zip file and upload it to your WordPress plugins section.