Why Kanban?

Kanban is a scheduling methodology pioneered by Toyota in the 1950s that allowed them to manage the flow of material through their shop floors.

The same thinking can be applied not only to wider project management but to any way of getting organized.

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At its simplest, kanban uses a system of cards moving between columns. Each card is a task and each column is a status, from "to-do" to "doing" to "done".

Several popular online tools offer the power of this kanban approach for a whole variety of use cases, from editorial calendars and sales tracking to onboarding for new hires.

But not in WordPress, bizarrely. The web's top CMS, which powers 30% of the internet, is the first thing many site owners sign into. It's where they manage their site. Doesn't it make sense to manage their tasks there too?

We think so. Kanban for WordPress does just that—bringing the clean drag & drop simplicity of a kanban board conveniently into your WordPress dashboard.

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Having your kanban board in WordPress also means you don't need to worry about where your data is or how it's being used—you remain in total control. This proves pretty useful for GDPR compliance.

Yes, using an external tool is just a few more clicks, but how many tools do you already have? Do you need another when the same functionality is right here?


I am so impressed with Kanban for WordPress, I don't think I need Trello anymore.
—Dave Potter, Mainplus Technology

Everybody said, "Use Trello," but the problem is I’m a German guy, I don’t want to have my data somewhere else. Beginning in May [with GDPR] it’s completely not possible to use it in my opinion.
—Dr. Oliver Ratajczak, Customer Retention Consultant