One of the most important things you’ll need to do in the calendar is to schedule new posts.
There are five ways to add new posts to the calendar.
1. Add a new post from the calendar
To add a new post to the calendar, hover over a future date and click the plus button in the top-left corner.
A small menu will open up. Click the “Add New Post” button.
You’ll then see the Add New Post menu where you can fill out a few basic details about the post. You can change any of this info later, but you have to enter a title to create the post.
Once you’ve entered a title, click the “Schedule Post” button to add it to the calendar.
The post will then show up on the date you added it to.
Please note: the post is now scheduled in WordPress to publish on that date. However, Strive will prevent it from being published unless its status is set to “Complete.” You can disable that feature via the Settings tab if you’d like.
2. Add an existing draft
You don’t have to create new posts in the calendar. You can also schedule your existing drafts.
Click the plus button to open the popup menu, and this time, click the “Insert Draft” button instead.
You’ll see a small menu where you can select any of your post drafts.
Once you’ve selected the draft you want to schedule, click the “Insert Post Draft” button and the post will be scheduled.
3. Add from the sidebar
If you click the “Show Unscheduled Drafts” button, you can find every unscheduled draft on your site.
From there, you can drag and drop any post from the sidebar into your calendar to schedule it immediately.
Plus, if there’s a post you’d like to unschedule, you can do so by dragging and dropping it from the calendar into the unscheduled drafts sidebar.
The sidebar displays up to 30 posts, but you can use the search bar to search all unscheduled drafts on the site. Posts that contain the search term in the title will rank first, followed by posts that include the search term in the content.
4. Create a new draft from the sidebar
Another way to add new posts in the calendar view is to use the Add New Draft button at the top of the unscheduled drafts sidebar.
Click this button and you’ll see a menu for adding a new post.
This will create a new post draft and add it to the top of the sidebar.
If you get an idea for a new post and you want to write it down, you can use this method to quickly create and save a new draft without worrying about when it will be scheduled.
5. Schedule from the post editor
Since the posts you see in Strive’s calendar are actually scheduled in WordPress, you can still schedule posts normally.
Inside the post editor, click the “Immediately” text that appears in the Status & visibility section.
This will reveal a small calendar. Use the calendar to select a future date and time to publish the post.
After setting the new date, click anywhere outside the calendar to close it.
The “Publish” button will change to “Schedule.” Click it to schedule the post for publication.
Once scheduled, return to the calendar and you’ll see it appear on the scheduled date.
While we’ve showcased the Gutenberg editor in these screenshots, the method of scheduling a post with the Classic Editor works perfectly well with Strive too.