5 Task and Project Management Plugins

Did you know that you can manage projects from within your WP site?  How kewl is that?

Here are five of the most popular Task and Project Management plugins:

  1. WP-Task Manager:  A simple and easy to use tool for managing tasks from within the dashboard, this plugin let’s you control permissions for others that you want to create a task list for. It is also a great tool for creating and managing a  task list for yourself!
    Learn more about WP-Task Manager.
  2. CollabPress: One of my favorites, this task and project management tool provides an easy to read format and makes it easy for others to upload documents and files right to WP.  Assigning tasks to others is easy and, includes email notification.  Because it uses the already built in WP Users accounts system, it is super easy to provide access to others, at different levels. It works with WP Multisite!
    Learn more about CollabPress
  3. Propel:  A simple and clean plugin that lets you work with projects from within your WordPress framework. Easy to install and use, it includes a feature that allows you to control access based on user lever. Like the popular Project Management application Basecamp, it allows you to show all projects to administrators while only showing projects to users, for which they are authorized.
    Learn more about Propel.
  4. ToDo Plugin: This plugin is a  very simply way to create and manage a ToDo list.  You use it to send assignments to other then, you can check the status from within your dashboard.  Although a simple and clean tool, it does allow you to control the level of access for uses. A great tool for blogs that have multiple writers.
    Learn more about ToDo Plugin
  5. WP-Project:  This plugin will give you the feel of some of the popular online task and project management tools like Basecamp, but, is completely managed from within WordPress. Features include tracking clients, tracking projects by clients, tracking tasks by project. One of the best features, is that it works with dynamic timer tracking software like Harvest.
    Learn more about WP-Project.
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  1. Project Management Tools says

    Project Management Tools are available ranging from individual modules to enterprise level, specialized for specific area or entire project management lifecycle management, depending upon your needs. These tools are useful because they can help you to keep track of many different aspects of project management. You can use these tools separately or as part of a larger PM software program

    • says

      Agreed. Context is key.For example, last week at WordCamp Philly Jason Coleman deoplveed a plugin during the event called . It allows for disabling of the visual editor on a post by post basis. In a discussion about how to go about the plugin, instead of adding another metabox to the posting screen, it was decided that moving the controls to the Screen Options would make more sense. So, the plugin avoided adding yet another metabox to the screen, and moved the controls to a place that people look to make changes to the way WordPress screens operate. Win win.

  2. says

    It’s really a hrilobre use of the admin bar by plugins if they’re just adding stuff just because they can. I have a single plugin that adds a new item to the admin bar. It goes under the Add New menu item for adding a new role (Members plugin). It would make no sense for that item to be under a more menu item.The better option is educating plugin authors about when it’s appropriate to add items to the admin bar. For example, there’s really no reason for plugin authors to add links to their settings page to the admin bar.Context is more important for items in the admin bar. By adding a more item, we’re inviting plugin authors to add even more crap.

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  4. Dan says

    I would recommend checking out Gtdagenda for an online task manager.

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, and a calendar.
    Syncs with Evernote, and also comes with mobile-web version, and Android and iPhone apps.

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