A new software named P2 will be introduced at WordPress.com, a subsidiary of Automattic. This period, all is to boost private companies’ internal correspondence. Automattic is a remote organization that has been working asynchronously internally with P2 for several years. This is a forum to exchange comprehensive content, a archive that preserves on-board documentation and other relevant always-green information.
P2 has been developed on WordPress. With projects that are highly organized around the notion of exchanging information with other members of the staff, you might see it as a kind of wordpress. Companies are still dependent on many methods for internal contact. Any of them may be substituted by P2, but does not want to reinvent the wheel fully.
P2 is not a Slack rival, for starters. You can’t chat with it in real time. Nevertheless, P2 will be used to exchange targeted messages — the type of messages you see on an intranet site.
You may use it for long-term tasks as well as build your own P2 exclusively for your staff. P2 is more specifically competitive with Workplace on Facebook or Yammer. P2 has other features that render it more valuable than a regular WordPress site in addition to make it more convenient for asynchronous contact.
For eg, you should @-mention your workers to give them a note and to change articles. You may also build checklists, upload PDF sheets, attach relevant articles to the top of the homepage and stay up with what has occurred since your departure. Daily updates, recent feedback and mentions that you get are included in dedicated menus.
By accessing the imaginary WordPress back-end, new articles can be posted, current articles modified, and feedback can be produced without leaving P2. You would be able to incorporate headings, charts, photo embeds and media visually using the updated block app. This functions a little like the template or notion of Squarespace, so it is very interesting to have the current version next to the text, the reviews, and so on that.
You may construct documents which are pages without a defined date of publication and without comments for contents that still remain significant. The records are arranged in their own category and can conveniently be circulated within an organization.
For organizational procedures, guidelines or essential contact details you may use documents. For this type of document, many companies rely on Google Docs and shared folders on Google Drive. P2 could replace the shared folders and be the main repository of information.
P2 platforms are privately held by default, but can be made available if you choose to post product information with consumers or use P2 for public events.
You might know already a WordPress theme named P2 if you’re familiar with the WordPress ecosystem. Today’s new P2 is a new product which brings this concept to the next stage. With 1,300 workers at 912 internal P2 sites, Automattic has become creative with comprehensive use.
The managed P2 instances would be provided by WordPress.com. Anyone may build a P2 free of charge and invite others. Finally, WordPress.com wants to provide enhanced apps for paying subscriptions. P2 should be a software-as-a-service platform in other words. But a self-hosting Open Source implementation may also be accessible in the future.