The changelog block is a simple way to visualize a collection of items with corresponding custom “tags” which can be modified as the items also change their state.

Together with the recently announced task block, the changelog block joins the P2 product management block family. If you are not familiar with a changelog, it is a log or record of all notable changes made to a project.

At Automattic we use the changelog block to summarize the work status for a team or product. But P2’s changelog block can really be used for any projects that you want to keep a record of.

Here’s what editing in the changelog looks like.

Launched
Internal testing of the changelog block
improved
Include custom colors for changelog
fixed
Changelog HTML anchor bug
Metric
10,000 active changelog users

To access the changelog block just search for it using the + icon on the top left of your editor or use the “/” command from the editor.

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We’ve released an update to streamline to how you navigate and manage pages in your P2. Here’s what’s new:

  • A dedicated home for pages. All your team’s pages in one place. Click on the titles to open them, or drag and drop to reorder them.
  • Simplified navigation. The sidebar menu now shows two items: Posts and Pages. This allows you to navigate between types of content simply and quickly.
  • New filters menu. You’ll find the post filters (New comments, New posts, Mentions, etc.) in the new Filters menu located on the posts feed header which hides some of the complexity.
  • The links menu is now a widget. Instead of being hidden in the secondary sidebar, links are now a sidebar widget called P2 Menu that you can place wherever you’d like in the sidebar.

Why are pages important? Glad you ask! Pages are a great tool to document stable information, like processes, long-term plans, how-tos, company policies, etc. These documents don’t usually require any discussion, and are persistent. We wrote a few documents to share how we think about it: ‘Pages‘ and ‘Posts vs. Pages‘.

Why did we make these changes?

We received feedback from folks who had a hard time navigating to and discovering pages, and we experienced these issues at Automattic as well. It was also difficult to know in which P2 you were if you were reading a page, because the name and header image would be covered by the secondary sidebar.

With these navigation improvements we hope it’ll be clear exactly what you are viewing and make it much easier and straightforward to use and manage pages. We think that pages are important for documentation, and these changes make them more prominent and accessible.

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