A Beginner's Guide to Installing and Using the ​WP Project Manager Plugin

Introduction

WP Project Manager is a powerful and user-friendly WordPress plugin designed to help you manage projects and collaborate with your team more effectively. In this article, we will guide you through the installation process and provide detailed instructions on how to use each of its features.

How to Install the ​WP Project Manager Plugin

Step 1: Log in to your WordPress Dashboard and navigate to "Plugins > Add New."     
  
Step 2: In the search bar, type "WP Project Manager" and press Enter.
  
Step 3: Locate the WP Project Manager plugin by weDevs in the search results and click "Install Now."  

Step 4: Once the installation is complete, click "Activate" to enable the plugin. 

WP Project Manager Features

Manage Your Projects

Step 1: In your WordPress Dashboard, click on "Project Manager" in the left sidebar. 

Step 2: Click the "Add New Project" button to create a new project. 

Step 3: Enter your project title and description, then click "Create Project. 

Step 4: To add tasks, click the "+" icon next to "Task Lists" and enter a title for your task list.

Step 5: Click "Add Task" to create tasks and assign them to team members, set deadlines, and track progress.

Recommended settings: Start with one task list for each major project milestone or phase.    

Team Discussion

Step 1: Within a project, click the "Discussion" tab.

Step 2: Click "Add New Discussion" to create a new discussion board. 

Step 3: Enter a title and description for your discussion, then click "Create Discussion." 

Step 4: Team members can now post comments and share files within the discussion board.

Recommended settings: Encourage team members to use the discussion board for project-related questions and updates.

Milestones

Step 1: In a project, click the "Milestones" tab.

Step 2: Click "Add New Milestone" and enter a title, description, and due date for the milestone.

Step 3: Create Milestone" to add the milestone to your project.

Step 4: Assign tasks to milestones by clicking the gear icon next to a task and selecting the appropriate milestone. 

Recommended settings: Break down projects into manageable stages with clearly defined milestones.

Gantt chart

Step 1: Click the "Gantt Chart" tab within a project.

Step 2: Adjust the view of the Gantt chart using the "Zoom In" and "Zoom Out" buttons. 

Step 3: Drag and drop tasks within the Gantt chart to adjust deadlines and dependencies. 

Step 4: Monitor task progress and dependencies using the visual representation of your project timeline.

Recommended settings: Use the Gantt chart to maintain a clear overview of project deadlines and dependencies.

Task List

Step 1: Click the "Task Lists" tab within a project.

Step 2: Click the "+" icon to create a new task list, and enter a title for it. 

Step 3: Add tasks to the task list by clicking "Add Task" and entering task details. 

Step 4: Prioritize tasks by dragging and dropping them within the task list. 

Recommended settings: Organize tasks into lists based on project phases, departments, or priorities.

Recurring

Step 1: Click the gear icon next to a task and select "Set Recurring." 

Step 2: Choose the recurring frequency (daily, weekly, monthly, or annually). 

Step 3: Customize the recurring task title, description, and deadline.

Step 4: Click "Save" to create the recurring task.

Recommended settings: Use the recurring feature for tasks that need to be performed regularly, such as routine maintenance or reporting.

Conclusion

WP Project Manager is an incredibly versatile and powerful WordPress plugin for project management and team collaboration. By following the steps outlined in this guide, even beginners can take full advantage of its features to streamline their work processes and improve productivity. With practice and customization, WP Project Manager can become an indispensable tool for managing projects and teams.

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