PublishPress 3.4 is available now, and it has a completely new editorial calendar.
Visually, you may not see too many changes to the calendar at first. We deliberately kept a similar visual design. In the image below the old calendar is on the left and the new calendar on the right. But when you start using the new PublishPress, you'll immediately notice the speed difference.
Although the main screen is familiar, some parts of the calendar do look very different now. This image below shows the old content creation form on the left. The new version is on the right. This new design is cleaner, and you can now add Categories and Tags.
The modals are also better for existing content. This image below shows the content info box on the left, with the new version on the right. This new box is also cleaner and contains more information. You can now see the Post ID, publish date, post status, tags, and number of editorial comments.
Next steps for the PublishPress Calendar
Re-building the calendar will allow us to add many improvements that just weren't possible with the old code:
- We can create different views for the calendar: Day, Week, Month, Year etc.
- The script can be reused in other locations, such as the WordPress dashboard, or the frontend of the site.
- It's possible to add new color schemes and effects.
Please test the calendar and let us know what you think. We'd love to hear suggestions for ways this can be more useful for your sites.