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[resolved] Feature request: colors (6 posts)

  1. Craftwhack
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't even tell you how much I wish that you could assign different colors to different calendar days. This way, we can visualize the category of post we're writing for certain days, or highlight certain posts that still need something to be added to them, etc. Please?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/editorial-calendar/

  2. Zack Grossbart
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for using the Editorial Calendar. Can you tell me a little more about what kind of color coding you'd like to do. Do you want to change the color for specific days of the week or days of the month? Something else?

    The calendar already includes a lot of CSS classes for each day of the week and special days of the month. You could add a little CSS to change the color of a specific day of the week for example.

    If I wanted to make every Wednesday in the calendar pink I could add some CSS like this:

    div.day.wednesday {
    background-color: pink;
    }

    What are you looking to do?

    Thanks,
    Zack

  3. kimberlybrooke
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I would love to tie the colors to my categories, so I can clearly see if i am posting too heavily in one category over another. that would be my primary concern! Also - is there a way to start the week on Sunday instead of monday?

    I am also curious is the calendar can be tied to the stats? would be nice to see if one day of the week is better than the other!

  4. Zack Grossbart
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for letting us know about color coding categories. There isn't a way to do that right now, but we'll try to work it into a future release.

    Changing the first day of the week for the calendar is easy. If you go to the Settings > General panel in WordPress there's an option to specify which day the week starts on. The Editorial Calendar will start on whichever day you choose there.

    We don't have a way to tie stats into the calendar right now, but it's a great idea for a future release.

    Thanks,
    Zack

  5. Adam
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi wonderful Editorial Calendar developers,

    I'd like to chime in here, and ask for color coding by status. I'm using Edit Flow to define custom statuses, and it'd make my team's workflow 10x easier if we could define colors for each of them. Is that something easy to implement on my end, while you continue spicing your delicious plugin stew on your own time?

    Thanks!
    Adam

  6. Adam
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi again,

    One more chirp: figured it out. Pretty easy, and I thought I'd pass it on. Luckily, you folks are using really easy-to-target classes.

    We're using Edit Flow for custom post statuses. So in our workflow, we have five types:

    Published (in the past now)
    Submitted
    Green-Lighted
    Copyedit
    Scheduled (in the future now)

    I'm using WPMU's Ultimate Branding plugin to target WP backend CSS, but I'm sure there's a freebie in the repository that can get the job done just as well.

    The target classes are:

    /* Published */  ul.postlist .post.publish
    /* Submitted */  ul.postlist .post.submitted.draggable
    /* Green-Lighted */  ul.postlist .post.green-lighted.draggable
    /* Copyedit */  ul.postlist .post.copyedit.draggable
    /* Scheduled */  ul.postlist .post.future.draggable

    .post.publish is the native class; the rest, just plug in the names of your statuses (be they custom or WP native).

    I hope this helps someone!

    best,
    Adam

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