2021 has been the apex of P2’s evolution since the product was launched in 2009 and relaunched in 2020. One reason for P2’s rapid evolution has been that so many people at Automattic contributed to improving everything behind the scenes from the apps to performance to new blocks.
Organizations that have standardized on P2 recognize that the vision for the platform is to offer freedom from the drudgery of email, waves of Zoom calls, and attention-diverting live chats. P2 offers asynchronous communications powered by the highly regarded WordPress editor. In 2022, P2 users will see new windows open with more expansive features including a people directory and P2 Patterns.
Here are some highlights from 2021:
- P2+ multisite version
- Figma Embeds
- Changelog block
- Project status block
- Guests in P2.
- Interactive Glossary
- More P2 demo sites including this one for human resources professionals.
- Continuing media coverage of P2 including this profile in the Harvard Business Review.
A Peak at What’s Next For P2 in 2022
Collaborative editing means you will be able to work on P2 A draft is a post or page that has been saved, but hasn't been published yet.
A draft is a post or page that has been saved, but hasn't been published yet.
More Integrations. A top P2 benefit is that your team can share content from apps that not all can access. In 2022, we will continue to add more integrations. If you use Slack and P2, you will be able to easily pick Slack messages that you decide are important and should be shared in P2.
Conversely, you will also be able to receive new Posts let you share long-form, formatted content — like project plans or documentation — directly in P2. They are displayed in reverse chronological order.
Posts let you share long-form, formatted content — like project plans or documentation — directly in P2. They are displayed in reverse chronological order.
Github embeds and more integrations. If you use Github, you will be able to embed Github issues.
People Directory will allow you to manage the members in your workspace, invite more and keep profiles for each to learn more about them and see their activity. ⬇️
P2 Patterns. You may have heard of the WordPress Block Patterns. P2 is bringing on a new way for you to copy and reuse formatting.
New Hosting Options. P2 has its first customers hosted on WordPress VIP and will continue to expand on that momentum.
Let us know what P2 features you want to see in 2022. We can only hope that you are as excited about P2 in 2022 as we are. Keep going with your P2 and as always stay in touch!