If you have additional writers who are contributing to your website, or you are managing a multi-author blog, then the plugin we are looking at today has the ability to help you make sure your team are submitting posts with the all the necessary elements.\r\n\r\nBy using the newly released <a title="Post Type Requirements Checklist plugin" href="https:\/\/wordpress.org\/plugins\/post-type-requirements-checklist\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Post Type Requirements Checklist plugin<\/a> you can <strong>define which elements each post must include<\/strong>, such as title, categories, tags, excerpt and more. You are free to choose which elements are included in the checklist, and then a post will not be able to be published until each item is present and has been checked off the list by the plugin.\r\n\r\nIf you or your co-writers often forget to add a featured image or more than one tag to your posts, then this plugin can ensure that you never do so again. To find out how this plugin can help improve your website, read on for our Post Type Requirements Checklist review.\r\n<h2>How to Use the Post Type Requirements Checklist Plugin<\/h2>\r\nAs the Post Type Requirements Checklist plugin is free to use, it can be installed on your site directly from the WordPress plugin directory\r\n\r\nTo do so, log into your site's admin area (http:\/\/yoursite.com\/wp-login.php) and then navigate to Plugins > Add New using the sidebar menu.\r\n\r\nFrom the Add Plugins screen, enter \u2018Post Type Requirements Checklist' in the search field and then install the first item listed in the results.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6564" src="https:\/\/pagely.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/02\/Add-Post-Requirements-Plugin.png" alt="Add Post Requirements Plugin" width="945" height="436" \/>\r\n\r\nOnce the plugin has been installed and activated the settings can be accessed from the newly added sidebar menu item.\r\n<h2>Creating the Post Checklist<\/h2>\r\nFrom the Post Type Requirements Checklist item on the Settings menu, you can <strong>enable the different elements<\/strong> that you would like to add to the checklist.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6565" src="https:\/\/pagely.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/02\/Post-Checklist-Options.png" alt="Post Checklist Options" width="945" height="586" \/>\r\n\r\nAs you can see, all of the core features of the WordPress post editor are available for selection. Once you've chosen which items to include, the post editor screen will be updated to feature the checklist.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6566" src="https:\/\/pagely.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/02\/Requirements-Checklist.png" alt="Requirements Checklist" width="945" height="454" \/>\r\n\r\nAs you or your writers create a post, the various elements on the list will be <strong>automatically checked off<\/strong> as they are completed.\r\n\r\n<img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-6567" src="https:\/\/pagely.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/2015\/02\/Checklist-Complete.png" alt="Checklist Complete" width="945" height="428" \/>\r\n\r\nIt's not until the entire list has been checked off that <strong>the publish button appears<\/strong>, only allowing you to publish a post once all the requirements have been met.\r\n<h2>Conclusion<\/h2>\r\nPost Type Requirements Checklist is a simple but effective plugin that makes it easy for you to create a reminder for yourself and your co-authors to ensure a post has all the accompanying content before it's published.\r\n\r\nIt would be nice if you could add your own items to the checklist, or the plugin could detect the presence of popular third party plugins, such as WordPress SEO, and then add those elements to the checklist.\r\n\r\nThe same developer has also created the <a title="Add Post Type Instructions plugin" href="https:\/\/wordpress.org\/plugins\/add-post-type-instructions\/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Add Post Type Instructions plugin<\/a> which allows you to <strong>publish instructions on the post editor screen<\/strong> to provide more information for your writers. Using these two plugins together could be a great way to really ensure that you get the content you want, added to your site in the way that you want it.\r\n\r\nIf you want to ensure that each page or post on your WordPress website is published with a specific set of elements, the Post Type Requirements Checklist is an easy to use option that works really well.\r\n\r\nIf you have any questions about this plugin, please leave them below.