WordPress is the most popular blogging platform out there for many different reasons. Unfortunately, the things that WordPress doesn’t do well includes managing post schedules and handling multiple team members.
I personally find it hard to keep up with scheduled posts within WordPress. I find myself looking at a separate calendar to see the actual day I want to schedule a future post. On top of that, managing multiple author posts only complicates the scheduling process.
The good news is that there are several great editorial plugins available that can help you manage your blog. Here are three of the best editorial plugins for WordPress that will save you both time and money.
3 Best Editorial Plugins for WordPress
1. Editorial Calendar
Are you planning to go on vacation and leave your blog for a few days? Have you got all those posts scheduled for the time you will be away? What about managing post schedules from multiple authors?
WordPress is not intuitive when it comes to seeing when your future posts are scheduled. The Editorial Calendar plugin can help by making it easy to see the statuses of all of your posts, as well as those from multiple authors.
The calendar interface enables you to drag and drop posts to change scheduled dates and times. It also enables quick access to edit post titles and even the content of the post. Managing drafts is also made simple by using the drafts drawer functionality within the calendar.
The plugin is free and is a good option to try before spending money on something else.
2. Oasis Workflow
Do you have multiple authors for your blog? How do you manage things like post scheduling and collaboration between team members?
One of the best options for automating any editorial workflow process between multiple blog team members is the Oasis Workflow plugin. This plugin comes with a visual workflow designer, making it easy to configure the end to end process of publishing a post.
There is a free Oasis Workflow license available that provides setup for a single workflow. This option comes with an out of the box workflow that can be modified to suit the needs of the blog. Due date and email reminders are also included in the free version of this plugin.
Multiple pro licenses are also offered by Oasis Workflow. These paid options (starting at $49) enable blog owners and editors to create multiple workflows depending on the size of their team, along with offering many advanced features.
Does your blog have a social media presence? Do you find it hard to not only manage your blog post schedule but your social media schedule as well?
CoSchedule is a WordPress plugin that can help by taking both of these jobs off your hands – not only scheduling posts but also social media at the same time.
A queue of social media messages can be automatically scheduled once a blog post has been published. Some popular social media networks that are supported include Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Google+.
A drag and drop editorial calendar is also a feature of the CoSchedule plugin. From the calendar, blog posts can be scheduled along with social media messages. If an editor decides to drag a post to a different date, the social media messages move along with it.
The CoSchedule plugin offers a free 14-day trial version, with monthly rates starting at $15.
There are quite a few editorial plugins for WordPress out there that can simplify your scheduling and social media processes, and this is just a small selection.
Are there any other great editorial plugins for WordPress out there that we’ve missed? Which ones have worked for you? Let us know in the comments below!
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