Along with the plug-in, I am digging this level of support. Amazing!
Anyway, the point of a user type that can't drag AND not showing drafts is that the editor of the blog is the only one who does the actual day-by-day scheduling. Here's the work flow:
- Contributors can login anytime and complete the next month's post, then set it for review when finished.
- Contributors can also see posts that have already been scheduled to see when their post will be published and what the flow of the month will be as it's scheduled by the editor.
- Admin/ editor (it's currently one person with admin permissions) can go in and see the upcoming month's calendar at a glance, and move things around if she wants.
I was thinking it would be helpful to not show drafts for the admin/editor because otherwise there's a LOT of random drafts from contributors that show up on the day they started the draft. Also, contributors may not want their drafts on the calendar for everybody while they're still working on them. There are 30+ regular and guest contributors, which is what is making this an issue.
I just imagine it would be a nightmare to have 30+ draft posts (or more, if people are starting more than one post) randomly clogging up the calendar as the editor tries to create the next month's calendar. It would give her more control if only "scheduled" posts showed up.