Something I haven’t understood with the WordPress guys is the lack of a descent calendar view; actually, the lack of any calendar view! Don’t take wrong; it makes sense to have a list of all your blog posts, ordered in any way you want and filtering them as you like.
But, what about a whole view? Per month perhaps? Doesn’t this make sense?
But is it necessary?
If you’re a one-man-blogger, most probably you don’t need it. A list of all your posts, with the option to sort and filter them in any possible way, it’s more than enough. But…
If you have a professional magazine, with authors writing for you, you need more than a simple list. You need to have a clear general view of the site, so you can manage your site in an easy and flexible way.
What’s missing is an Editorial Calendar view. Having all posts in a nice, easy readable way. With options to organize the posts, either by changing publish date or changing the author working on them.
What I had in mind when I wrote this plugin was a whiteboard with a calendar drawing and post-it with article titles. An editor could make a huge use of that, being able to move these small yellow* papers from one day to the other, based of the current requirements.
Sounds interesting, right? Check it here.
* Nowadays it can be found in more colours.