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There's a Plugin for That – WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin

For all your organizational freaks out there, the WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin is perfect for scheduling posts in the future and making sure your upcoming week or months is filled up.

“There’s a Plugin for That” is a new, original blog feature on Read.Breathe.Relax. It will feature different plugin’s that are useful for book bloggers (who use WordPress) and the pros and cons.

WordPress Editorial Calendar Plugin

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Above is a screen shot of the editorial calendar plugin. It’s basically a scroll-able monthly calendar that you can drag and drop drafted posts into specific days. Or if you have already scheduled a bunch of posts, you can see them displayed on the calendar all nice and pretty.

How I use the calendar is to 1. Plan ahead and visually see what’s coming up, which really helps me get a handle on what’s coming up and 2. While viewing the calendar, you can hover over posts and create drafts or edit posts that are scheduled already. SO NICE!

Other features of the calendar plugin are:

  • See all of your posts and when they’ll be posted.
  • Drag and drop to change your post dates.
  • Quickedit post titles, contents, and times.
  • Publish posts or manage drafts.
  • Easily see the status of your posts.
  • Manage posts from multiple authors.

Download the Editorial Calendar Plugin

To try out the calendar plugin for yourself, just follow these easy steps:

  • Login in to WordPress. Click the Plugins menu on the left sidebar
  • Click “Add New” at the top of the page
  • Search for “editorial-calendar”
  • Find the matching plugin (it should be the first result in the list)
  • Click “Install Now”
  • Next click “Activate Plugin”
  • The plugin has been successfully installed. To change any of the settings, go to the “Settings” section on the left-hand sidebar and click “editorial-plugin”

Besides this calendar plugin, what WordPress plugins help you stay organized?

About Lisa Parkin

I'm a hardcore lover of young adult fiction and have been reviewing books since 2011. Other interests include Downton Abbey, heat lightning storms, Harry Potter land and (begrudingly) one orange tabby.
  • Anonymous

    Just a note on this: When I installed it on my own site, I never had an option for this under Settings. I spent a while looking for where the calendar ended up and I finally found it as a subheading under Posts.

    So, rather than take a ton of time and feel stupid (like me!), I thought I’d post here so others won’t have the same trouble.

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  • This is a fabulous post! It makes me WANT to move to WP & NOW! Do you know of any posts like yours that can help ppl like me move to WP & what WP should I pick? Hosted or free? Whats the diff? Can i use the plug ins on free WP? TY 🙂