Online project management continues to grow as a staple of the modern business world. With so many companies doing business over the internet, the ability to convey important information quicker and more concisely has become a powerful competitive advantage. Many third party tools can get the job done, but integrating project management into your own website may be simpler. The right plugin will definitely make you look better!
We’ll start out with Projectopia. What began as an in-house program for a web agency has now found itself embedded in thousand of WordPress websites. Projectopia, formerly named CQPIM, has powerful options such as a separate client dashboard, support ticket features, workflow control and more. For the reasonable price of $38 this is a jam-packed plugin for those willing to spend a little.
Project Panorama is one of our favorite plugins on this list. If you want to give your client an incredible visual experience, Panorama is your best bet. This is an all-in-one solution that emphasizes user friendliness with simple data diagrams. You can even add detailed milestones to all your projects to show clients exactly where things are at any time. You also have the ability to customize the plugin to match your branding. This is a great way to impress clients with your professionalism. These features do come at the cost of around $70 a year for an average membership. We think the price is well worth it!
The team behind WP Project Manager, weDevs, has been making plugins since 2008. This particular plugin has seen over 4000+ active downloads. It has all the functions you need to take project management into your own hands and includes some bells and whistles too. Features like user roles, manager assignment, project visibility, project statuses, and more make this plugin a worthy replacement for Basecamp or Asana. One of the best parts of this plugin is the huge team behind it. weDevs will likely get back to you quickly in the event of any technical issues.
This plugin by Upstream boasts great reviews on WordPress.org, though it hasn’t been as popular as others on this list. The one thing you can know for certain when downloading this project management tool is that you will not be incurring any costs. This is a totally free plugin at all levels with features such as Milestones & Tasks (that can be linked), Bug/Issue Tracker, Upload Files & Documents, Project Discussion thread and more.
Regardless of your business goals, there is one plugin on this list that will help you complete projects on time. Explore these different options and see if they make you want to ditch your 3rd party software. If you find the right plugin, you’ll never have to leave your dashboard again!