Kanban for WordPress Software Review: Overview – Features – Pricing
Kanban for WordPress enables users to add Kanban boards right in their own WordPress sites. It is a free plugin that works well for project management, CRM, sales tracking, and editorial calendar, to name a few. It has all the needed functionality that allows for the creation of cards (tasks) and its movement across swimlanes that correspond to different stages of work. The Kanban Pro premium version has more features, and Version 3 has been announced to go live this July 2018.
Features, Benefits, Product Strengths
- Centralized and Secure – Kanban for WordPress runs securely on the user’s own server. Project data is never shared with regular WP data. Thus, information stays safe and private with the user. A centralized application means team members and external partners will have to access only one site to work on their project. The application is also mobile-friendly, so the team can work wherever they want to. They can create, update, and mark tasks complete using their smartphone or tablet. They do not need to download any other apps or plugins.
- Productive Collaboration – Users have all they need right within their WordPress site. As such, they can focus more on their work and not on multiple apps they have to manage and how they communicate or sync with each other. With Kanban, they can create tasks and organize them into projects quickly. Moreover, a visual board promotes transparency as well as accountability on who is working on what, and what is next. As such, everyone is up-to-date, whether they are in the same office, or working remotely. Discussing priorities, progress, or completions has never been easier.
- Feature-rich, Insights, Integration, and more – Kanban for WordPress is easy to install and setup. It works on multiple WP sites. It is designed to handle thousands of tasks. Users can group tasks by project, filter, or search tasks quickly. Reports enable users to gain insights on their tasks, time, and progress. It also integrate with other WP plugins such as Ninja Forms and Gravity Forms. The next version is announced to allow more customizations, not only for agile project management purposes, but also for other applications such as job applicant tracking, sales pipeline, editorial calendar, and more.
The core of Kanban for WordPress plugin is FREE. The new Kanban Pro is a premium single add-on that contains all other add-on features, such as task comments, advanced user management, task details and attachments, notifications, colors, and multiple boards. Purchase comes with a 90-day 100 percent money-back guarantee.
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Kanban for WordPress is ideal for individuals and teams running their own WP servers and in need of an agile project management and productivity tool. It is valuable for project management and collaborative teams, teams working on editorial calendars, CRM, and sales tracking, among others.
English. The website mentions multi-language support, but no details are available.
Some of their Clients
Since launching the plugin in November 2015, it has more than 1000 active installs, according to their WP.org page.
John Guilfoil stated that Kanban for WordPress has revolutionized their workflow. With it, they can now track their editorial content, projects, and new client pitches. It is running on all terminals in all offices, and employees know what is going on all day long.
Stole Lazarevski described it as awesome. Their small team of 10 people has been searching for a self-hosted task management system. They got the pro version and the team loves it.
Phil Wilson stated that his clients are mostly small businesses that do not have time to learn new PM tools. However, they easily understood how to use Kanban for WordPress, and actually thought it was fun.
Why Kanban for WordPress
People using WordPress can easily install and run Kanban for WordPress for free across multiple sites. Kanban is a proven productivity tool. The Pro version includes more features for collaboration and customization, which can elevate team productivity that will result in greater business profitability.
Kanban for WordPress is a plugin developed by Gelform Inc, which specializes in early-stage, prototype web application development as well as WP themes, plugins and tools. President and owner Corey Maass is a seasoned developer with a passion for design, usability and solving real problems with software.