How to schedule a post in WordPress

WordPress allow you to schedule posts to a future date and time of your preference. You can also reschedule it at a later point of time. In this article we will show you how to schedule a post in WordPress.

Before showing you how to schedule a post in WordPress, let us first understand why we require to schedule a post.

Why To schedule a post in WordPress

There can be several situations where you want your articles to be published on a regular basis on your site. Some of these are listed below;

  • Suppose you are going on a vacation and you don’t have any one to publish an article. In this case, you can schedule your posts on different dates so that it will automatically get published on the date and time that you have fixed.
  • After writing number of articles for your site, you may not be interested to publish all of them on a single day. In that case you can use this functionality to schedule your posts to a different future posting date.
  • May be your website is mostly visited from a different time zone when you are not probably be active to publish an article. In that case, you can schedule your article based on the time zones to publish at your visitor’s convenient time.

We have listed three major points where you may require scheduling your post in WordPress to a future date. You may also require this functionality for some other reasons.

Schedule your posts in WordPress

Login to your admin section of WordPress and then go to Posts > Add New to post an article in your site.

Before publishing your article, you have to choose the edit option of “publish immediately” that is on the right hand side of your post edit panel.

How to schedule a post in WordPress

After selecting “edit” option, you have to select your preferred date, month, year and time. Click on OK to save the selected date and time.

How to schedule a post in WordPress

Now you have to set the post’s date and time of your article. Click on “schedule” to schedule the post in WordPress for the date and time that you saved.

How to schedule a post

Make sure that you have clicked OK before selecting schedule. If after scheduling your posts, you want to reschedule it to some other day then you can do so by updating the schedule date and time of the article. Let me know, how you schedule posts in your site. We also request you to give your feedback and suggestion on this issue.

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