Top 7 Project Management Plugins for WordPress

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wordpress plugin imageIf you spend all your time in planning, organizing, and controlling your resources/ time, when the heck are you going to do some actual work?

This is why productive individuals/ enterprises rave about project management tools. They save you the time spent thinking about the best way of doing work so you can, you know, do some work.

Now for all of us who work with WordPress, there are a few plugins that help us manage our projects (and therefore, time) more effectively. There are front-end solutions and then those intended for only the back-end use. Still others will play mix-and-match with features from the two types.

So before you get overwhelmed by the very idea (or waste any more damn time), take a look at 7 of the best project management plugins you can get for WordPress.

1. TaskFreak!

TaskFreakIt’s one of the few no-nonsense, no bells-and-whistles kind of plugins for project management. Since there aren’t many plugins in that category in the first place, that’s actually saying a lot.

The WordPress extension of popular project management service is free. Take a look at the feature list:

  • Easy to setup
  • Integrated for WordPress users
  • Mobile- friendly
  • Compatible with most WP themes
  • Privacy settings on tasks
  • Task interaction settings for WP users and visitors
  • Task status
  • Attachments and comments

It’s neat and efficient. For a free plugin, that’s a pretty sweet deal.

2. CQPIM

CQPIMBrought to you by a Code Canyon (Theme forest’s ‘plugin’ division) author by the name of TimelessInteractive (whoa), CQPIM means business. It has:

  • Client dashboard and manager
  • Project, Task, Invoice management
  • Assign tasks and add members
  • Quote request forms for clients and users
  • Support tickets
  • Task timers
  • Great UI

You get support from plugin author, who happens to be active and creating on envato. For a payment of $36, you get all that and more. Not bad, in any sense of word.

3. Project Manager by TPC

Project Manager by TPCProject Manager by TPC is very simple, very sweet, and does what it says on the tin. It also claims to function like Basecamp. We’re inclined to agree. See the features:

  • Responsive design friendly
  • Task/project privacy settings
  • Widgets for Tasks by Date and Sort
  • Email notifications
  • Add/remove task contributors (team members)
  • Easy UI
  • Active support

The authors are active and updating, so you are get support and easy trekking over compatibility and WordPress upgrades issues. Also: You get those features for free. What’s not to like?

4. SP Project and Document Manager

SP Project and Document ManagerSmartyPants’ Project and Document Manager plugin is packed with features:

  • Responsive design friendly
  • Select and upload multiple files
  • Delete uploaded documents
  • Zip multiple files
  • Custom Forms
  • Delete documents/ files
  • Search by file name
  • Restrict/ allow file uploads and deletes by users
  • File Logging

That’s just for you and the team members. It also allows clients to create their own pages where they can upload documents and contribute to/ create projects. The admin themselves can control/ restrict or enable/ disable all these features and more.

The premium version of the plugin is available for $75. There are also a whole load of add-ons for more features you can purchase.

It’s extensive and extendable. That’s the sort of flexibility that makes a plugin good.

5. Project Panorama

Project PanoramaThis plugin works great and looks amazing while doing it. A premium version available at $75 (called Professional) will give you some pretty solid features:

  • Responsive design friendly
  • White label
  • Customization friendly
  • Project Descriptions
  • Start/ Completion dates
  • Output leader boards
  • Embeddable projects (right into your theme)
  • Progress tracking and automatic adjustments
  • Milestones and discussions
  • Password protected projects
  • File uploads
  • Allow/ Restrict contribution to projects to specific users
  • Email notifications
  • Support and upgrades for 1 year
  • Unlimited usage

Exhaustive, isn’t it? There are plenty of add-ons for more functionality that you can get out of it. For use on single site, the same features are available for $55. Free (Lite) version will give you description, start/ complete dates, embeddable projects, progress tracking, milestones, and discussions.

Not a bad choice, in any case. Read our Review.

6. Orbis

OrbisA nice, clean UI and a foundation for more features: that’s what Orbis has to offer. Look at the features of the plugin:

  • Complete project management (connect projects to companies)
  • User management (Add people with said companies)
  • Manage the aforementioned companies
  • Standard WordPress pages (just for your team)
  • Standard posts (again, only for team members)
  • Comments and discussions on pages, posts, people, and companies.

And now the add-ons:

  • Orbis Tasks: Allows you to create tasks and assign them to people and projects
  • Orbis Timesheets: Time logging on projects
  • Orbis Keychains: Saves your passwords
  • Orbis Deals: Sales management
  • Orbis Subscriptions: Allows you to create subscriptions to companies

It’s worth noting that the core plugin itself doesn’t have task management. All the add-ons will need a license to work, and Regular and Premium versions (without the add-ons) are available for €300 and €750 per year respectively. There’s also the option to host it on Pronamic server along with 20% discount on all their paid plugins with Premium plan.

They add auto-updates and support to subscription plans.

It’s pretty hefty on price, but not bad on functionality.

7. Project Tasks

Project TasksDon’t let the lack of downloads fool you. This little plugin has an ace up its sleeve. Know that all teams of WordPress theme developers and designers trying to work productively and in collaboration: This plugin is for you.

Project Tasks is specifically for WordPress developers/designers. You get all the features of project management plugins (add users, create tasks, assign them to people, set status, progress, and priority, etc.).

The unique feature of this plugin is the ability to set ‘targets’, which in this context means the area of the theme/ plugin/ whatever else needs to be worked upon.

It’s easy to install and accessible from WordPress Admin menu. For those working on WordPress, especially in collaborative efforts, this plugin can be very essential.

Tracey Jones

Tracey Jones

Tracey Jones has been working as an experienced Wordpress developer at HireWPGeeks Ltd and she handles all projects with her team of expert developers. She is a passionate blogger and loves to share her knowledge with a large community of  WordPress.

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  1. I think it’s important to stay up to date with any updates anything related to technology. You never know what you’ll find when you take the time to look. These 7 project management plugins for WordPress sound like it would be good to look further into.

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