A brand new feature in P2 is the ability to write To-Do lists which have a check box in the front. This can be ticked upon task completion and will show the user who ticked it. It’s a superb way to work collaboratively on a list and track its progress.

To write such a list, place a small letter o or a small letter x in front of your line items for “unticked” and “ticked” respectively:

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Once you hit post, P2 will translate the list into funky tick boxes:

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Notice that the x has already marked the first item as completed. I could now go in and edit the post and replace an o with an x for another item to be completed. Once I hit save the list will look like this:

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An even cooler way would be to just tick the next box. This also works, but doesn’t immediately strike through the line item. However P2 will save your tick and will display who ticked the box when you refresh the page:

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You can of course untick those boxes at any time too and mark an item as uncomplete again.

User Roles: Who can tick boxes?

Not everyone on your P2 site can edit posts, the same goes for ticking boxes. Here’s a list of who can do what:

  • Subscribers and Contributors – can write to-do lists, but can neither tick their own nor other people’s boxes.
  • Authors – can write to-do lists, can tick their own, but not other people’s boxes.
  • Editors and Admins – can write to-do lists and can tick other people’s boxes.
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