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How to build a content calendar in a no-code database

Baserow calendar view

Businesses create a lot of content, and keeping track of it can be extremely messy. Think about organizing every piece of data, managing contributors, and all other resources required to ensure that you don’t lose time or miss a deadline.

To visualize upcoming tasks, you may utilize a high-level overview or a spreadsheet to ensure everything is organized by team members or topics. But what if you could manage your content generation process from start to finish? What if you were able to handle it completely with a central tool? What if there were a way for different writers to work together on the same project?

Baserow makes it easy to create an editorial calendar to help manage your content production process in 2023. If you want to improve your content marketing strategy, using an editorial calendar is a great way to start.

Why you need an editorial calendar in 2023

It can be a real challenge to keep track of all the different elements that go into each piece of content. However, there’s a solution that can help make things easier. An editorial calendar is a visual workflow used to schedule content for publication on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. There are multiple ways to format an editorial calendar: spreadsheet/grid, kanban board, or calendar.

The idea is to help marketing teams keep track of everything related to their content. This extends to the different types of content they’re creating, which channels they’re promoting it on, who the contributors are, and when the content is being published. With an editorial calendar, everyone can stay on the same page and make sure everything is running smoothly.

At Baserow, we use the kanban and calendar views to plan content and track them across stages. The editorial calendar brings structure and consistency to the content generation process and ensures that the content created matches our overall marketing goals.

What we’ll do

In this tutorial, we will explore how using an editorial calendar for a better content marketing strategy can streamline your content production process in 2023.

We’ll follow these steps:

  1. Create a Baserow workspace.
  2. Set up a database from template.
  3. Customize calendar view.
  4. Collaborate with team members .

How to build an editorial calendar in Baserow

1. Create a Baserow workspace

With a content management database, you can easily organize, track, and share your blog posts all in one place. Collaborating with your team has never been easier, from assigning categories and writers to organizing publish dates and even getting approvals for your blog posts.

If you haven’t already, log in to Baserow or create a new account.

With Baserow, you can get the job done faster and with greater security, all in one place. We will set up a new workspace and add a database within the workspace.

To create a new workspace, select + Create workspace from the dashboard page. Then click Add workspace.

If you are just getting started with Baserow, we recommend you read our user documentation on creating a workspace and adding collaborators to your workspace.

2. Set up a database from template

Managing content within a central platform consolidates everything you need to streamline your blog post management process. You can generate ideas, keep tabs on the status of your posts and assess how well they are performing across multiple platforms.

You may create a database from scratch or use a template. A quick approach to getting your project up and running is to create a database from a template. We’ve considered several scenarios to utilize databases across any use case and have created 50+ templates for you to choose from to help you get started with your database.

Customize Baserow calendar view

Use the Content Scheduling Manager

By using this template, your marketing and communications teams can effectively plan ahead, strategize, and stay on top of their content creation efforts.

To learn more about creating a database from a template, read our documentation on adding a template.

Next, we will explore how the calendar view empowers us to visualize and manage our content effortlessly.

3. Customize calendar view

Baserow’s calendar view is built around a monthly schedule, providing teams with an effective tool for content creation, publication, and workflow optimization.

By visualizing the publication dates, teams can better manage their content, striking the right balance between quality and quantity.

For this tutorial, we will use the calendar view in the Content Scheduling Manager template.

  1. Select the “Campaigns” table.
  2. Go to the view switcher by clicking on the existing view at the top of the table.

Set up a Baserow database from template

In the Calendar view, the cards visible are existing rows from the table, organized based on the chosen date field. This helps customize how tasks are displayed in the view.

To identify the date field used, simply check the view bar. You have the flexibility to group campaigns using a date field, to organize them the way you prefer in the view.

4. Collaborate with team members

The default view type is a collaborative view.

In Baserow, you can easily assign roles to your team members, giving them the right access controls for your workspace. This ensures smooth collaboration as you can invite them to work together on projects and communicate effortlessly.

Whether you’re an individual or part of a team managing a publishing schedule, Baserow offers the flexibility to handle both scenarios with ease. This streamlines workflow and boosts productivity.

  1. In the workspace view, locate the navigation menu on the left-hand side to access the workspace settings.
  2. In the workspace settings, locate the Members section.
  3. Click on the Invite Member button in the top right corner of the Members page.

If you’re looking to collaborate with individuals outside your organization while controlling their access to view-only, you can share a specific view. This enables smooth collaboration while ensuring your data remains secure.

To publicly share a view:

  • Click the Share view option of the supported view that you want to share.
  • Share the view using the link or the Copy link icon. You can also customize the view using the options that appear:
    • Restrict access with a password: The public link will only be accessible after entering the password. This password will be saved encrypted. A minimum of 8 characters is required here.
    • Disable shared link: The password will be deleted and it will not be possible to recover it.
    • Generate new URL: To automatically expire the old link shared, create a new publicly shared URL.
    • Change password: By changing the password, the previous one will no longer work. This password will be saved encrypted.
  • Preview the view share link (copy URL).

Baserow Advanced and Enterprise plans come with advanced user management to boost data protection and privacy requirements.


Whether you’re a freelancer, small business owner, or part of a large agency, incorporating an editorial calendar into your workflow can truly transform your content marketing game.

No more worrying about duplicate content or missing deadlines – with an editorial calendar, you can embrace a more productive and efficient approach that ensures success in your content marketing endeavors.

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If you have any trouble following the tutorial, feel free to reach out to ask for help in the Baserow community.

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