In this guide, you’ll learn how to use the Content Calendar.
When you open the calendar page, you’ll see all of your scheduled and published posts for the current month.
The current day is marked with a dark border, and days from last month and next month have a gray background. All published posts are colored dark gray, and all scheduled posts are colored based on their editorial status.
If you forget which color corresponds to each status, you can check the legend in the footer:
If you want to navigate to another month, you can click the arrow buttons next to the current month’s name.
Besides navigating between months, there are four main actions you can take in the Content Calendar.
1. Quickly edit your posts
The first thing you can do in the Content Calendar is to edit your posts. If you click anywhere on a post, the Quick Edit menu will open up.
In the Quick Edit menu, you can modify details about the post, such as the title, author, and editorial status. You can also click on the Date & Time input to open a calendar date picker and reschedule your post.
If you’d like to edit the post content, you can use the link in the top-right of the menu.
Alternatively, you can hover over the post in the calendar and click the editor icon to open the post editor in a new tab.
2. Reschedule posts with drag-and-drop
When planning your content, you’ll probably want to move articles around a lot. This is when Strive’s drag-and-drop feature comes in handy.
To reschedule a post in the calendar, drag-and-drop it into a new date, and the post will automatically be rescheduled.
Rescheduling posts via drag-and-drop will update their publication date, but not their publication time. If you want to change the time a post will go live, you can do this easily via the Quick Edit menu.
3. Schedule new posts
You can also schedule new posts in the content calendar.
If you hover your cursor over any future date, you’ll see a plus icon in the top left.
Clicking this icon will reveal a small popup where you can choose between scheduling a new post or inserting an existing draft.
Adding a new post reveals a simple menu where you can give the post a title and schedule it.
Choosing the “Insert Draft” option will present you with a dropdown option to select the draft you’d like to schedule.
Select any draft and click the Insert Post Draft button to add it to the calendar.
4. Unschedule posts
The last major action you can take in the calendar is to unschedule your posts.
In the top right corner of the calendar, you’ll see a button labeled “Show Unscheduled Drafts.” Click it to open the sidebar.
Inside, you’ll find every post draft that hasn’t been scheduled yet. You can drag and drop any post from the sidebar into the calendar to schedule it.
Likewise, if you’d like to unschedule a post, you can drag and drop it from the calendar into the sidebar.
The sidebar will display up to 30 drafts, but you can use the search bar to quickly find any particular post even if there are hundreds.
Using these techniques, you can easily schedule your posts to perfection using the content calendar.
Learn how to use statuses next
Now that you know the four main actions you can take from the Content Calendar, you’ll want to learn how to use post statuses next so you can color-code your posts.