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Editorial Calendar

The Editorial Calendar makes it possible to see all your posts and drag and drop them to manage your blog.

What is an editorial calendar?

An editorial calendar is simply a plan for your blog. It is thinking ahead about what you're going to write. There's a detailed explanation of editorial calendars at The Easy-to-Use Tool that Helps You Build a Breakthrough Blog from Copyblogger.

What are other people saying about the calendar?

From time to time people write articles about the editorial calendar. We appreciate every one.

5 Reasons You’ll Love the WordPress Editorial Calendar by Annabel Candy

Use An Editorial Calendar by Chris Brogan

Blogging For Web Designers: Editorial Calendars and Style Guides by Jessica Bordeau at Smashing Magazine

Editorial Calendar WordPress plugin review by Stephen Duckworth at My Digital Internet

Brogan is right - the "Editorial Calendar" WordPress plugin truly rocks! by Dan York

Editorial Calendar Plugin for WordPress by Steve Campbell

An Editorial Calendar Plugin For WordPress by Marketplace Mommies

Great WP Plugin for Online Editors: Editorial Calendar by Mequoda Daily

Drag and Drop Post Scheduling with the Editorial Calendar WordPress plugin by Chris Garrett

WordPress Plug-In Plug: Editorial Calendar on The Incidental Economist

How To Use The Editorial Calendar For WordPress by Rezdwan Hamid

Visually Manage Your Post Publication Dates with the Editorial Calendar WordPress Plugin on WordCast

Powerful Plugins That Keep You Organized and Increase Your Productivity at askcharlyleetham.com.

SEO Copywriting Checklist for WordPress Blogs on @WebSuccessDiva is a good article about SEO and using an editorial calendar.

Can I see a demo of the calendar?

Check out our demo installation at Zack's WordPress Sandbox.

How do I get help using the calendar?

The WordPress Editorial Calendar Google Group is a good place to ask questions, find answers, and post feedback. We also follow the WordPress.org forum Editorial Calendar discussion.

How do I navigate in the calendar?

You can move around in the calendar using the arrows next to the months at the top or your mouse wheel. You can also move using your keyboard:

  • Move 1 week into the past - Up Arrow
  • Move 1 week into the future - Down Arrow
  • Jump multiple weeks into the past - Page Up or Ctrl+Up Arrow
  • Jump multiple weeks into the future - Page Down or Ctrl+Down Arrow

How do I change the first day of the week?

The editorial calendar follows the Week Starts On preference on the WordPress General Settings page. Choose the day you want and the calendar will use that day as the first day of the week.

What languages does the calendar support?

The calendar is available in Brazilian Portuguese, Croatian, Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Russian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Can I add new languages?

Yes please! We are looking for translators. It only takes about 20 minutes. If you're interested please contact us.

How does the calendar work

The calendar is written in JavaScript. It contacts your blog when it scrolls to get data about your posts. Just like Google Maps. Creating a JQuery Powered Posts Calendar for WordPress explains a lot of the technical details.

Is the calendar collecting data about my blog?

After you use the calendar a few times we'll prompt you to let us collect a little data about your blog. Information like the size of your browser window and the number of posts you have per day help us make the calendar even better.

The collected data is all available to the public. Check out the Editorial Calendar Statistics.

What users can use the calendar?

The editorial calendar works differently based on your permissions.

  • Administrators and Editors can use every feature available in the calendar.
  • Authors can use the calendar to edit, move, and publish their own posts, but other people's posts are read-only.
  • Contributors see everyone's posts and move their own posts, but can only save drafts.
  • Subscribers can't see the calendar.

You can see how it looks for different users on our Zack's WordPress Sandbox with the following users:

  • edgar the Editor
  • alice the Author
  • conrad the Contributor
  • sam the Subscriber

Each of these users has the password test.

Can I use the editorial calendar with pages?

Right now the calendar only supports posts. We're considering adding pages. If you would like to see pages show up in the calendar let us know.

Does the calendar support group blogs?

If your blog has multiple authors the calendar will work just fine. You can show author names right in the calendar. Just look under screen options.

We are currently working on new features for multi-author blogs. If you have any ideas please contact us.

Can my readers tell I'm using the editorial calendar?

No. The calendar is only an administration tool. None of your readers will know you're running it unless you tell them.

Why can't I move published posts?

Moving published posts can cause problems with some RSS feeds and is generally not a very popular thing to do. The calendar only allows you to move scheduled and draft posts.

Requires: 3.0 or higher
Compatible up to: 3.8.3
Last Updated: 2014-2-26
Downloads: 406,576

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