> I edited the css to make drafts / pending posts appear in different colors
> so I know which posts need my attention. Would be great if those were both
> configurable in the admin area.
We used to use colors for posts and took them out. Colors are difficult because they never mean the same thing to different people. Most people use red for stop and green for go, but figuring out the right color for pending posts vs. draft posts is tough. I'm curious what colors you used.
> I would also love an option to include the author's username on the calendar.
> That would really help as on one of my sites I have about a dozen authors.
We keep going back and forth on this. There is a tension between wanting to show as many posts as possible in the calendar and wanting to show more data. How many posts do you normally have on a single day and how many weeks do you normally show in the calendar?
> If drafts and pending posts could be placed in an area at the top of the page
> instead of in the calendar on the day they were created, that would really
> help me see at a glance how many posts I need to schedule.
I've never thought about using the calendar this way. It is an interesting idea. I need to think about it a little more.
> Pie in the sky: I put up posts at specific times every day, and if each day
> on the calendar had configurable time slots I could drag and drop posts into,
> that would be amazing!
How many time slots would you have in a day? Is it always the same times for every day, or do they change?
> Looking forward to the new release - I haven't been this excited about a
> plugin in a long time!
Thank you so much for the feedback. I know how I use WordPress, but it is such a flexible tool that I need other perspectives. I'll keep thinking about these changes.
By the way, this plugin is open source. If your interested in getting more involved let me know.