This Workflow Kit for an Advanced Editorial Calendar comes with a sophisticated setup of 9 lists:
Ideas ・ Researching ・ On Hold ・ Writing ・ Editing & Graphics ・ Scheduled ・ Ready to Publish ・ Published ・ Promotion
Watch this introductory video to get an understanding how this editorial calendar works!
I have taken this setup from one of Trello’s official board inspirations, and built workflows around it that not only make sense, but help a busy blogger with juggling various tasks at once and keeping up certain quality standards at the same time. The Advanced Editorial Calendar is also a good setup for people collaborating in the blog creation process. Whether you have a VA, have outsourced some critical tasks, or work in a remote team, the setup of this calendar lays the foundation for a coordinated, reliable collaboration process.
— If this is currently not your cup of tea, you may want to check out the Basic or Standard Editorial Calendar version! And make sure you read this article to understand the differences between these three versions!
Features of the Advanced Editorial Calendar
These are the main features that are currently implemented into the board setup.
- Automated checklist attaching,
- Intelligent transitions between lists,
- Sophisticated due date tracking,
- Checklist verification & incomplete checklist notification
- Smart label trigger,
- Tracking & reminder,
- Label management
These features can significantly unburden your blog post / podcast / video creation process. Along with the Calendar Power-Up that you can activate right inside your Trello board, you will have a complete tool to manage and maintain your blog posts.
How to get Started
This Workflow Kit contains a PDF tutorial that guide you to implement the included workflow commands. All you need to get started is a free account with Butler for Trello (instructions in the tutorial) and a free Trello account.
Included in this Workflow Kit are the commands responsible for the smart workflows and automations in this editorial calendar setup. All commands are easily understandable and adjustable (it’s plain English), and in the tutorial I explain step by step what you have to do to set up your editorial calendar board.
Also included in the Workflow Kit are text files with pre-created checklists. You can use these as a template for your editorial calendar workflow, or you can replace the checklists with those you prefer to use.
I have also added a full page of links to articles and video resources.
And if you haven’t done so, yet, you may want to consider to enroll in my free online course that teaches you everything you need to know for using Butler for Trello in order to automate your Trello boards.