The first thing you see when you log into Scoop.it Content Director is the smart calendar. This is where you can visualize all the content you published and all your posts scheduled for a future date.
1/ Understand our color code
There are 3 colors you will see on the smart calendar: blue, red, and orange.
Dark Blue represents posts that are scheduled to be published in the future. Light blue represents posts that have already been published.
Dark Red represents future goals in your calendar. These are goals that you can set for yourself, to remind yourself of when you want to publish. Our system will let you know when you are missing the goals you set.
Light red represents missed goals that have already passed. There's nothing to be done now, but we are just letting you know that you had a goal that day that was not reached.
Dark Orange represents a draft you have scheduled for the future. Light orange represents a draft whose scheduled publish date has already passed, but the draft was never validated. Drafts will always remain drafts until someone validates them. If the date passes, they will remain a draft, but you can move the scheduled publish date.
You can use the Smart Calendar to directly publish content to your blog and social networks, and keep track of your publishing goals. Keep in mind that you can edit your goals at any time by clicking on "edit goals" on the right of the calendar. For a full guide on setting goals, click here.
2/ Focus on the Website section
If you click directly on the calendar on any given channel, you will have the option to publish or schedule a post!
If you click "Get content", you will be redirected to Research Content, where you can find third-party articles to curate to your blog or social networks.
You can also create a blog or social draft post by clicking on "Create Draft". Drafts won't be published until they are validated.
The third option is "Attach a Google Doc". Here is our guide to help you collaborate with your team using our Google Doc integration.
3/ Focus on the social channels section
Your social media channels are displayed below your website integrations. If you click on an empty spot in the calendar, you'll have the option to create a post from scratch ("Create a tweet" or similar) or share an existing blog post ("Share existing content").
4/ Focus on the Newsletters section
Your email newsletters have their own calendar as well. If you have MailChimp, you can use our direct MailChimp integration. Otherwise, you can use our other export functionalities (see more here).