Download the zip file from Code Canyon to your computer after purchasing. Unzip the file. There will be a second zip file inside called This zip file contains a folder called /post-planner/ that contains the plugin files.

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  1. Unzip the file on your hard drive
  2. Connect to your website using FTP
  3. Navigate to the /wp-content/plugins/ folder using your FTP program
  4. Upload the /post-planner/ directory from your hard drive to your website using FTP
  5. Activate the plugin

Using the Plugin

There will be a new menu item under Settings after activating the plugin called Post Planner. Visit this page first.

Here you can enable and disable various features, set up what post types and user roles you want to use, set your custom statuses and your custom checklists, plus import and export settings from one WordPress installation to another.

Click on the Planner menu item to get started using Post Planner. It should be somewhere near your Posts menu item. Click on Add New and get started.

After you create your first Planner, you can choose to create a new post or associate an existing post with that Planner. Once a Planner is associated with a post, a Post Planner box will appear on the page when you edit that post. It will show up by default underneath the content editor.

This plugin also includes a Dashboard Widget and a front-end widget. The Dashboard Widget appears automatically on your WordPress Dashboard. You can hide it using the Screen Options pull-down menu. Visit Appearance > Widgets to add the front-end widget to your site.

If you also use my free Cleverness To-Do List plugin, you can create custom to-do lists for each Planner.

You can read more about customizing this plugin for your own needs on the Customizing page.

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