How to Schedule Posts in WordPress

How to Schedule Posts in WordPress
You usually write a lot of posts and you don’t want to publish them all at once, or you may go on a trip and you don’t want to stop posting on your blog, even if you don’t have access to a computer, WordPress has the solution. You can go away and your posts will continue to be published.

WordPress has a built-in function, although perhaps hidden and not entirely clear, that allows you to schedule your blog posts at a specific date and time. With this option, you do not need to publish each publication manually, you can set a publication time for WordPress to do it automatically.

In addition to the tool that WordPress offers us, we can make use of some plugin.

Why You Should Schedule Your Posts

Publishing consistently is much more important than the volume of content you publish.
One of the ways to create a successful blog is to publish articles on a regular basis. The other is to make quality content, but we will leave that for another day.

One of the most important reasons to use this tool is to benefit from peak traffic hours.
If, for example, your audience is from a different region than yours, then you may not receive your publications at the best time for those people, so your readers may lose impact. With post programming, you can adjust the release of your posts just when your audience is online.

Scheduling posts also comes in handy if you won’t be able to manage your blog for a certain period due to a vacation, internet problems or any other interruption

As we have commented at the beginning of the post, you may have to be absent for a reason for a reason, or something that you cannot control.
In this case the ideal is to accumulate publications and launch them staggered as long as you cannot do it manually.

How To Schedule Posts In WordPress

Now that we have talked about all the advantages of being able to schedule your publications, we will explain how to do it.

First, and as we have commented at the beginning of the post, we are going to look for this option, which is not too clear.

The first thing we have to look at, in our post, in the menu on the right side. There we have the publishing options. In the Publish option we have the default option “Immediately”, we click on that option and a calendar will be displayed.

publish step 1

In the classic editor, in the menu on the right, we click on “Edit” del Publish immediately. A series of calendar fields will appear and you will only have to choose the day and the hour.

publish with classic editor

We have finished writing the post on December 30, 2019, but we want to publish it on March 30, 2020. Just look for the date in the calendar and select it.

select date publish post

In this step, you will see that the Publish button has been changed to Schedule. Click on the button and your publication will already be scheduled.

You have seen how easy it is to program your WordPress posts, you may not have seen it before because it is perhaps not visible, or it is not very intuitive.


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