How to Schedule Your WordPress Posts to publish on a future date

One of the sure fire Tip for making a successful blog is to post regularly but it’s not possible for every one to spend time regularly & write posts.Best thing to do is write multiple posts on your weekends or on spare time & save them so that they can be published on a future date.

Task of Scheduling your WordPress Posts to publish on a future date can be automated using WordPress Post Scheduler.Doing this you can schedule blog posts to automatically publish themselves at any time in the future.

How to Schedule WordPress Posts :

After writing your blog post,instead of clicking publish in the Publish module, click the blue Edit link next to Publish immediately.

How to Schedule WordPress Posts

Set the future date/time when you want the post to publish itself and click OK. To schedule a post in the PM, you will need to use the 24-hour clock. For example, 1:00 PM would read as 13:00 in the Schedule a Post module. The time will be based on your location settings in your Settings -> General page.

How to Schedule Your WordPress Posts to publish on a future date

Instead of Publish immediately, it will now say Schedule for: followed by the date and time you specified, and the button has changed from Publish to Schedule.

Scheduling WordPress Posts

Click Schedule. Scheduled posts will be triggered by the first visit to your blog on or after the exact date/time you set. If you see that the scheduled time has come and gone and your post has not published, simply log out of WordPress blog and view your blog’s front page. Your visit should cause the post to appear.

Note: If you want to remove an already published post and automatically republish it at a specific time/date in the future, the directions are the same.

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  • Arun

    I found this feature of wordpress to be extremely useful especially when I am away on holiday for a while and still want to have some new posts on my blog. The only question I had is around the date timestamp. I scheduled for couple of posts last month and all posts were published as per schedule. My XML Sitemap on the other hand shows the date on which the post was scheduled and not the date it was published. I am not sure if this would have a negative impact on ranking.