If you schedule a lot of posts like I do, sometimes you want to how many of them you have in your queue. From experience, I know that viewing your scheduled posts is easy.
You can find a quick link in your sidebar to access them.
And, if you navigate to that page, actually see the number you have:
Or you can find them listed in the Activity section on your main WordPress dashboard page, again by navigating to that page.
Another option you might already have in place is an editorial calendar that lets you filter the posts by scheduled posts. I use Edit Flow and you can see that option here:
For many bloggers, any of the above will work. But if there are times you want to easily see how many are scheduled. And you want to do it from anywhere in the dashboard without having to click through to another page. The bottom line? I want to make sure my dashboard workflow as seamless as possible.
The Scheduled Post Shortcut Plugin
Before you start thinking, Bob, I don’t want to install another plugin just for that, here’s the deal. This plugin addresses a very specific need. And I know the dev behind this, Tom McFarlin at Pressware. So rest assured, it’s a simple and clean plugin.
The Scheduled Post Shortcut plugin is easy to install. Just upload, activate and you are good to go. No settings. It does one thing and it does it well.
Once activated, you will get a shortcut and easy access to schedule posts under the Posts menu on the left side. And, similar to updates, it includes a nice red dot with the number of scheduled posts you have.
It’s a simple plugin with a simple solution that will save you time if you are someone who schedules a lot of posts.