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Our plugin for WordPress connects your Mind Doodle account with your WordPress site, allowing you to create visual sitemaps and manage the development of your website using the integrated task management agile board. Improve communications between your development team and stakeholders.

Download the plugin: Mind Doodle Visual Sitemaps & Tasks.

Tasks

Tasks can be added directly from the WordPress dashboard and used in Mind Doodle’s task board. Learn more about the task board here.

Tasks for your site

To add or view tasks, select the ‘Tasks’ option in the WordPress dashboard.

Screenshot shows how you can select tasks in WordPress using the plugin: Mind Doodle Visual Sitemaps & Tasks

This will show you the tasks relating your entire site. You can see how many tasks are in the backlog, or are active, for each page on your site.

You can also see the total number of tasks for your site in the top right-hand corner.

Tasks for pages in WordPress

On the right hand-side of each page, there are two blue buttons:

  1. Tasks – click this button to drill down into the tasks for that page
  2. Manage – click this button to manage your tasks in Mind Doodle

Tasks per page

Another way to see the tasks relating to a single page is to hover over the page in the visual sitemap and click the tick icon in the icon panel.

Screenshot shows how to access tasks from your visual sitemap in WordPress


Add new

You can add new tasks a number of ways:

1. Click ‘Add New’, the fourth option in the column under Mind Doodle in your dashboard

Select Add New in the WordPress dashboard under Tasks to add new tasks

2. When viewing Tasks, click the ‘Add New’ button at the top of the page

Click Add New from the tasks page to add new tasks in WordPress

3. Open the drop down list ‘+ New’ at the top of the screen and select ‘Tasks’

Select task from the drop-down list at the top of your WordPress dashboard to add new tasks for WordPress

4. Add tasks from Mind Doodle

Task details

You can add the following task details:

  • Link to a specific page
  • Add task title
  • Select task type
  • Specify priority
  • Add task description
  • Set time estimate
  • Assign the person responsible

To finish, click the green ‘Save Task’ button.

Screenshot shows how you can add a task with details for WordPress projects

Once you’ve added a task, you’ll be redirected to the ‘Tasks’ page, showing tasks that are specific to that page.

From here, you can see:

  • What the task is
  • Which page it relates to
  • Who it is assigned to
  • What status it is at, and
  • Which sprint it is a part of
Task details in WordPress helping teams to develop WordPress project and update pages

Tasks in Mind Doodle

If you visit the ‘Tasks’ section from the WordPress dashboard, you will see a list of all the tasks created for the website.

You’ll notice a Mind Doodle icon on the right of the task. Click this icon to open the task in Mind Doodle in order to see more detail or edit the task. Learn more about adding or editing tasks in Mind Doodle.

From here, you can navigate to Mind Doodle’s task board.

Icon for the agile task manager within Mind Doodle, where users can combine mind mapping with project management. The icon resembles four boxes or blocks with a tick in one, showing a task is complete. It's similar to a Kanban board.

Open a Doodle and click on the task management icon, resembling a grid, located in the panel at the top of the screen. This will open the Kanban-style task board.

Manage WordPress tasks within the Mind Doodle agile board
Manage WordPress tasks within the Mind Doodle agile board
Info

The task board provides an overview every tasks and its stage of progress, following agile methodology. The task board includes active sprints, future sprints, and a backlog of tasks.

To move a task, click and hold your mouse on the task, then drag and drop tasks along the board.

Learn more about managing tasks.

Learn more about creating visual sitemaps for WordPress.

Updated on May 28, 2019

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