This post is going live early Monday, June 7th, but I’m writing it Wednesday night, June 2nd. How’s that happen? Scheduled posts!
Here’s how to schedule a post in WordPress:
- Create your new blog post like usual (enter your title, post, keywords, categories, and anything else you usually add)
- On the right side in the publish box look for the “Publish immediately Edit” text and click on “Edit”
- Now you can enter the date and time you would like your blog to publish the post, then click the OK button
- You’ll notice when you do this that the blue “Publish” button switches to “Schedule” – click on “Schedule”
Here’s a screen shot of that area of your posting page:
That’s it! Now, instead of publishing immediately, your blog will make your post live on the date and time you set it for.
Scheduling your blog posts is a great way to save time. You can write several posts at once and schedule them to go live over several days. I tend to do this on weekends and write up anywhere from a couple of posts to a full week of daily posts, then I schedule them to appear throughout the week so that my blog content stays fresh without requiring me to sit down and write every day. By writing several posts at once I only have to get in that “writing mood” once (instead of once for each post) and once I’m focused I can knock out a couple of posts much quicker. Works great!