If you are looking for a plugin that will help you to schedule your blog posts, manage, pre-plan your blog for next few days or weeks, then Editorial Calender WordPress plugin will serve your requirements. Because Writing comes to many of us in waves. That’s ok — keep writing about what inspires you. Then use your editorial calendar to publish each post according to a plan that keeps your target audience in mind.
Staring at that blank screen and trying to come up with a topic can be one of the most stressful aspects of blogging. But you’ll find that when you make those decisions weeks in advance, you actually come up with better ideas. You’ll be more creative and efficient with that.
Editorial Calender WordPress Plugin
Editorial Calender gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog. An editorial calendar encourages blogging as a habit.
Say, you have got a great topic in mind, one you know your readers care a lot about. There’s no reason to publish it all in one day. Write posts & schedule those with Editorial Calender.
With Editorial calender, you can
- See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted.
- Drag and drop to change your post dates.
- Manage your drafts with our new drafts drawer.
- Quickly edit your posts’ titles, contents, and publishing times.
- Publish posts or manage drafts.
- Easily see the status of your posts.
- Manage posts from multiple authors.
Lets get started with the plugin :
Step 1 : Install & Activate the Editorial Calender plugin.
Step 2 : On your WordPress dashboard, you will see Calender Menu in the Posts section. Click on that. You will see the Window of Editorial calender as shown below :
Step 3 : On every date shown in the calender, you will see Add new button. Click on it to add a new post. You will see following window.
Step 4 : Here You can write a post with Title, Content & Schedule a time to publish it. You can keep its status as Draft, Pending Review or Scheduled & Save the post.
Step 5 : You can Edit this post later by the Edit link appearing right below the title of your post in the Editorial Calender. This Edit link will open your post in the regular Wordress Edit panel. Here, you can edit, schedule, publish or update your post.
Step 6 : You can manage your blog by using the drag & drop feature of Editorial Calender.
Step 7 : You can select whether to show or hide the Author, Status & Time of the Post, Number of weeks shown on screen using the Screen options on the top-right corner of Editorial Calender window.
Though this plugin is working great & very helpful to regular bloggers; it would be nice to see some additional functionality in current Editorial Calender.
Following are some suggestions :
1. New posts added in the past dates have status as drafts only. It can have options to publish or update. SO that there will be no need to go back to the WordPress Edit panel.
2. Drag & drop feature works only for managing future posts. You cannot drag posts from past dates & drop them to future i.e. Re-publishing the posts.
I hope you find this tutorial helpful. Now you can easily schedule post & maintain your blog. If you have any query or suggestions to achieve the same result as above plugins does, do share with us. You can also share your thoughts about the additional features this plugin can have in modified version.