CoSchedule Plugin for WordPress: An Honest Review
Managing to-do lists is challenging. From time to time, we fail to meet our deadlines because we didn’t plan properly or we forgot the task altogether. This is especially true when you have a lot of work, and you’re juggling multiple projects.
With these issues, more professionals are using editorial calendars to help them stay on track with their digital marketing. Basically, an editorial calendar is a simple tool that manages daily content creation tasks. These tasks often include creating blog posts, web pages, and social media posts.
Under such circumstances, an editorial calendar can help by:
- Making it easy to view a schedule accessible by each team member
- Allow you to easily assign writing tasks to your editorial team members
- Providing a convenient platform for you and your team members to communicate and collaborate
What is CoSchedule?
CoSchedule is a premium editorial calendar designed to be used by content creators to schedule blog posts, social media, and other team tasks from within WordPress. It makes your work easier by saving time and growing traffic by the efficient promotion and scheduling of content within WordPress.
For anyone that uses WordPress, it’s an important tool to consider. It allows you to get more from every bit of effort you put into your blogging. And it’s easy to publish to multiple social networks at a variety of times. Plus, it can share to social channels when the scheduled post goes live, something not many other services do or do well!
CoSchedule is a feature-rich tool. The good news is that unlike other editorial calendars, each of the features found in CoSchedule has a distinct purpose.
- Marketing calendar
The marketing calendar is a design masterpiece, sophisticated and simple at the same time. Through the calendar, you can plan, publish, and promote all of your WordPress content right from the dashboard.You can view all your activities on the same dashboard. Gone are the days when you needed to open several accounts to keep track of your editorial activities.
- Social media calendar
The CoSchedule social media calendar makes social sharing super easy. You can quickly share both your own and curated content on all the major social media networks including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google+. And, since all these networks are integrated with CoSchedule, the posting is done right within the calendar.
- Workflow management
Avoid missed deadlines and inconsistent publishing by automating your team communication. Using CoSchedule, you can quickly assign tasks, set deadlines, and send automatic email notifications to make sure the entire editorial team is on the same page.
- Headline analyzer
Here’s a tool that assesses whether or not your headlines are engaging enough; could you ask for more? Using their headline algorithm CoSchedule will tell you if your headline is strong enough before you post the content, giving you a rare second chance to tighten up your content.
Finally, CoSchedule integrates with WordPress, Chrome Extension, Evernote, Google Docs, Google Calendar, Google Analytics, Bit.ly, and Buffer. This makes it even easier to use if you’re already a fan of these apps.
Pricing and plans
When you first sign up for CoSchedule, you’ll get a 14-day, full access, free trial. After your free trial expires, the service is priced as follows:
- $15/month for Solo Standard
- $30/month for Solo Marketing
- $60/month for Solo Automation.
This is the one plug-in that’s become increasingly important to my team!
Between all of my businesses, I have about 40 social media channels. How do I keep them full of new content? CoSchedule.
How do I post 1 article to the same social network multiple times over 30 to 45 days to ensure reach to our community? CoSchedule.
How do I keep track of all my guest authors and blog posts? CoSchedule.
What used to take 30 to 45 minutes now takes me about 10 minutes per blog post.
So I can recommend you take a look at CoSchedule if you have pain points in scheduling social, particularly related to scheduled blog posts going live and wanting to share social immediately at that time, and also conquering the “evergreen effect” of wanting to ensure your social accounts carry that valuable blog post many times.