How to Create an Editorial Calendar Using Trello (and Why You Need One)

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How to Create an Editorial Calendar Using Trello (and Why You Need One)

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    Joe Williams - September 3, 2013

    Very...very useful! I created an account and started an editorial calendar in less than 10 minutes. Simple, easy and quick to implement is exactly what I needed. Now I clear my head and start planning my content more methodologically. Thanks!

      Joe Williams - September 4, 2013

      Glad you found it useful Antoine. Trello helps keep my mind clear too!

    Joe Williams - September 4, 2013

    This is a life saver for me! Thank you for a well documented post.

      Joe Williams - September 4, 2013

      Good to hear it helped Ann, and thanks for the comment.

    Joe Williams - September 6, 2013

    Hey Joe :)
    I'd like to add that this is possible with Brightpod.com as well. We wrote up something similar here - http://blog.brightpod.com/how-to-manage-your-blogging-efforts-with-brightpod/

    In a couple of days we are revamping our editorial calendar to include posts - specific content items that you would want to plan around.

    I feel marketing teams deserve a tool that is specially designed for them.

    Cheers.

      Joe Williams - September 6, 2013

      Brightpod looks really good too. I was on the beta version and liked what I saw. Will have to drop by and check it out again.

    Joe Williams - December 15, 2013

    Nice one Joe. It looks simple and tasks are well organized. I think I'll give it a try.
    Thank you for the info.

      Joe Williams - December 16, 2013

      Glad you liked it George. I hope the SEO is going well for you, and you have a good Christmas.

    Joe Williams - December 30, 2013

    Great idea!

    Do you know of a way to view the trello-board from within wordpress admin?

      Joe Williams - March 10, 2014

      Would love a proper integration. Here's one that looks experimental: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-trello/screenshots/

    Joe Williams - January 15, 2014

    How do you do this with the new Trello?

    Joe Williams - January 15, 2014

    This is great! I was actually thinking about this last night. How to create something like this in Trello. Then I stumbled across this today. This takes all the guesswork out of what I was planning. Thank you so much for writing this.

    This lays out everything I need.

    Joe Williams - January 15, 2014

    Sorry, I typed too soon. Found it. It's now under "Power Ups" and then you have to enable calendar. Thanks for this! Very very cool!

    Joe Williams - January 15, 2014

    Hi Mike,

    Yes the Power Ups are an added extra - so it's a bit tricky to see.

    Hope you find it as much fun as I do!

    Joe Williams - January 16, 2014

    We've just introduced Trello to our business and it's already a hit! The calendar feature is also great - do you know if there is a way to put events on that span over a few days instead of having to add the same event each day?

      Joe Williams - March 10, 2014

      As an 'add on', I think the intention is to keep it simple and I don't think that includes spanning over a few days sorry.

    Joe Williams - March 7, 2014

    Hello Joe, great feature....would you happen to know why I am unable to see tasks across DIFFERENT boards within my same calendar? It appears as though if I did not start the board myself/am the administrator of the board, but rather, just a member that has been granted access, I can not see deadlines set on a specific task in x,y,z board on my calendar. If I open up a board myself/am the administrator, I notice I can see deadline dates on my calendar. Any advice?
    Thanks!

      Joe Williams - March 10, 2014

      From what I gather you can only use the calendar on a per board basis. Not for all boards as it's an 'add-on' and more of a bonus rather than a core feature. You can however make Trello feature request here: https://trello.com/b/nC8QJJoZ/trello-development

        Joe Williams - June 16, 2014

        A possible solution is creating a iCalendar feed for each board (in powerup settings) and import all of those to a single calendar.

        It's a workaround, but it's better than nothing!

          Joe Williams - June 16, 2014

          Thanks for the tip Josh - that sounds like a handy workaround.

    Joe Williams - March 26, 2014

    Hey Joe - thanks for this great post. Extremely helpful and I'm going to be implementing it. Quick question: how do deal with guest authors? Do you add them while they're writing and assign them to their post's card? I'm concerned it might slow things down with the learning curve.

      Joe Williams - March 26, 2014

      From what I gather, you can either add users at boards level (boards are like projects and one level above cards), or a level higher at organisational level. Maybe the latter is what you want?

      Here's more info: http://help.trello.com/customer/portal/articles/920223-adding-people-to-a-board

      Another thing, users need to subscribe to boards to get email alerts. That one got me for a while...

    Joe Williams - May 30, 2014

    How does it make it better than basecamp or proofhub?

    Joe Williams - June 6, 2014

    I would like to suggest proofhub for organized and scheduled execution of projects. Tasks in projects can be better managed and executed with it. It also has got the calendar, so you can better define events and hold them on time.

    Joe Williams - June 16, 2014

    @katie and @aidrick

    Proofhub looks good but I can't comment on it as I haven't used it. I've used Basecamp and liked it but didn't use it as an Editorial Calendar.

    I really like Trello because it's very simple to use, easy to collaborate and lends well for an Editorial Calendar. It's also quite a bit cheaper (free) than Proofhub or Basecamp. That said, if you already use a project management tool and you feel you can turn it into an effective Editorial Calendar, then I'd shoot with that first and see how you get on.

    Joe Williams - June 23, 2014

    Hi there, does the Ipad app have the calendar view? If so, I can't find it.

    thanks

      Joe Williams - June 25, 2014

      I can't see it on my iPhone app either.

      Josh commented earlier suggesting a workaround to a similar issue:

      "A possible solution is creating a iCalendar feed for each board (in powerup settings) and import all of those to a single calendar."

      You could then view it in your iPad calendar if that's the type of thing your after.