Editorial Calendar – WordPress plugin Free download

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Editorial Calendar


Did you remember to write a post for next Tuesday? What about the Tuesday after that? WordPress doesn’t make it easy to see when your posts are scheduled. The editorial calendar gives you an overview of your blog and when each post will be published. You can drag and drop to move posts, edit posts right in the calendar, and manage your entire blog.

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Try it out

Try the calendar before you install it. Check out the demo installation at Zack’s WordPress Sandbox. You can log in with the username and password test.


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

Make it better

Thank you to everyone who has given us feedback and helped us improve this plugin. If you have questions, problems, or ideas for new features please let us know at wp-edcal@googlegroups.com.

Translate it

Again, thanks to all who have already helped make the plugin available in so many languages. If you would like to help us translate the plugin into your language, or if you use it in a language other than English already and would like to help us keep it up to date, please write to us at wp-edcal@googlegroups.com


The calendar integrates seamlessly into the WordPress administration console
See the big picture with a view of all your posts and when they’ll be published.
Drag and drop posts to easily change dates and take control of your blog.
Create, edit, and schedule posts in one simple quickedit dialog.
Show as much or as little of your blog as you like.
Use a special calendar for each custom post type on your blog.
Use the new unscheduled drafts section to manage drafts before you schedule them.


Backup your WordPress database.
Upload the plugin directory editorial-calendar to the wp-content/plugins directory.
Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
Click the new ‘Calendar’ option under the ‘Posts’ menu or any other custom post types.


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, Danish, 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.

Can I change post colors or styles in the calendar?

You can style the posts in the calendar with CSS on your blog. The calendar adds a new CSS class to your post for every catalog. The class is based on the slug for the category.

For example, if you have a category named “My Category” you might have a slug for it named “my-category”. Then you can make all posts with that category show up as red in the calendar with CSS like this:

.post.my-category {
    color: red;

You can use any CSS properties to change posts in the calendar based on the post category.

Can I change default post time or status when creating new posts?

The calendar allows you to create new posts. The default time for this new posts is 10:00 AM and the default status for this new posts is draft. You can change those values by specifying options in your blog.

The edcal_default_time property controls the default time for new posts in the calendar. This value is in 24 hour time and you can change it by specifying the time in a format like 11:00.

The edcal_default_status property controls the default status for new posts in the calendar. The allowed values are draft, future, and pending for the statuses of Draft, Scheduled, and Pending Review respectively. This value will only be used if the current user doesn’t have access to change that status. For example, if you’re an author then you can’t use a default status of pending since you aren’t allowed to publish posts.


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