Actionable for WordPress

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Actionable allows you to create a categorized list of action items for users to check off and track.  It was originally developed for Share 350.0 – a plan for regional sustainability to help people track their actions and efforts to create a sustainable community.  You can view a demo of Actionable.


  1. Extract to your wp-content/plugins directory.
  2. In the admin panel under plugins activate Actionable.
  3. View the Actionable admin panel under the Manage menu.
  4. Add the text <!--actionable form--> to the page you want the plugin to appear.

At this time you must manually add categories and actions.  I am working to complete the admin panel of actionable to allow the addition of categories and actions from the admin panel.

You are able to view current actions and categories as well as some elementary statistics from the admin panel which resides under the manage menu.


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Actionable in Action

Actionable for WordPress Demo

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you tell me how to add actions and categories?

The easiest way if to use either phpMyAdmin or mySQL GUI tools to directly edit the database.  You should look for tables called wp_actionable and wp_actionable_categories (wp_ is the default WordPress database prefix – if you have changed this look for the table names with your prefix.)  Create some categories in _actionable_categories first then create some actions in _actionable_actions assigning actionable_id in _actionable_categories to actionable_cat in _actionable_actions for the appropriate action.

The next release will allow for category and action creation from the admin panel

Can I add my own styles?

Yes, just edit the file wp-content/plugins/actionable/css/styles.css.



  • Updated animated collapse JavaScript to fix issue with jquery 1.3.2.
  • Tested to work with WordPress 2.8.


  • Fixed table creation bug – again
  • Fixed absolute pathing – should work with blogs in subdirectories


  • Updated animated collapse JavaScript to fix issue with jquery 1.3.2.
  • Tested to work with WordPress 2.8.


  • Fixed table creation bug – again
  • Fixed absolute pathing – should work with blogs in subdirectories


  • Initial public release


Due to the current method of adding categories and actions you acknowledge that you are using at your own risk and I am not responsible for any data loss.

The comments are now closed for Actionable.

For Actionable general support please submit a support request  though the support form. For questions, suggestions or comments please post a message in the Actionable for WordPress Forum on my site.

15 Responses to Actionable for WordPress

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  2. Lisa says:

    I’m looking forward to the Dashboard Admin of this tool. I have
    users who are suffering from depression and was hoping to use this
    to allow them to create ‘goal’ lists to include in their daily
    blogs… I do hope this is still in development!

    • Dan Zappone says:

      Yes, it is still in development. Unfortunately I have not had the
      time in the past two months to work on it. However, due to your
      expressed interest in it, I will see if I can get some momentum
      going on it and get it at least to the point where you can
      add/remove items and categories.

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  4. kurniaa says:

    I’m currently install this plugin to my blog. I’m using wp 2.6.2!
    When, I edit the action item… the screen on my wp turn blank.
    I also can’t delete a task on my own. can u tell why ???

    becoz this case, I turn this plugin off for a while. thanks.

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  9. Mike says:

    Can I modify my list so that it is visible to the public?

  10. Dan Zappone says:


    I’m not sure what you are asking in the last comment. There’s not really any way to display the information to the public, though I suppose I could plan for the next release to have a public display option of some sort but I’d need more information about what you are asking for.

    Now if you are asking can you have other people go through and check off items on the list; most definitely but they have to be registered as it tracks by user id. Again it could probably be modified to use a keying system for anonymous lists mixed with users lists. I’ll consider it if the demand is great enough.

    Currently planned – besides the obvious of being able to use the admin interface to add actions and categories is to be able to aggregate the data for all the people who have filled out information, the addition of demographic options and export capabilities. You may have noticed that in the action list there is an actionable_value field that allows you to assign numerical weight to an action as well and that will be able to be taken into account for when aggregating data.

  11. Dan Zappone says:

    @Mike Sorry about that. I thought I fixed the bug of not
    creating the tables but apparently i reverted the code. Here’s the
    SQL to create the tables: <pre lang=”sql” line=”1″> —
    ——————————————————– — —
    Table structure for table wp_actionable — DROP TABLE
    wp_actionable (

    int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment,

    bigint(20) default NULL,

    longtext, PRIMARY KEY (actionable_id), KEY
    user_id (user_id) ) TYPE=MyISAM
    ——————————————————– — —
    Table structure for table wp_actionable_actions
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_actionable_actions; CREATE
    TABLE IF NOT EXISTS wp_actionable_actions (

    int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment,


    smallint(5) default NULL,

    smallint(5) default NULL, PRIMARY KEY
    (actionable_id), KEY ID
    (actionable_id) ) TYPE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=1 ; —
    ——————————————————– — —
    Table structure for table wp_actionable_categories
    DROP TABLE IF EXISTS wp_actionable_categories; CREATE
    TABLE IF NOT EXISTS wp_actionable_categories (

    int(10) NOT NULL auto_increment,

    varchar(255) default NULL, PRIMARY KEY
    (actionable_id) ) TYPE=MyISAM AUTO_INCREMENT=1 ;

  12. Mike says:

    I installed Actionable in my WP 2.6 blog. There are no such tables
    “wp_actionable” and “wp_actionable_categories” in my database. Can
    you tell me the table schemas?

  13. baron says:

    hi. Thanks for plugin