Did you know that you can schedule your posts in WordPress so they can automatically be published at a certain time and date? I bet some of you didn’t know that, especially beginners. Therefore, in this article, I’m going to show you how to schedule posts in WordPress! It’s dead easy!

Click here if you want to jump to the video tutorial.

Why schedule posts?

Here are several reasons why:

  • Some webmasters receive a lot of blog posts, and in order not to worry about the publishing part, they just review them and then schedule them. When I wrote this article about WooCommerce and Google Analytics for WPkube, the webmaster kindly announced me when my post was scheduled to be published.
  • Usually, every blog reaches its traffic peak around a certain time, so that’s when you’ll want to publish your awesome article. But what if you live in Europe, for example, and your audience is in the U.S? I suppose you don’t want to wake up at 5 A.M. to publish your post, right? Therefore, you’ll have to schedule it.
  • Maybe you want to take some well-deserved time off, but you still want to have articles posted on your blog. So, what you could do is to write several articles in advance and schedule them to get published while you’re gone. That way, your audience won’t miss you and you can enjoy your time off!

How to schedule posts in WordPress

1. After you’ve finished your article, you need to press the Edit button next to Publish immediately, in the right sidebar:

edit wordpress publishing options

2. Set your desired time and date and press OK:

how to schedule posts in wordpress

3. Press the Schedule button and you’re all done:

schedule button in wordpress

Told you it was easy!

Video Tutorial

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYeyTNmscIk

Now that you know how to schedule posts in WordPress, I’m sure that this useful feature will come in handy many times and it will make your life easier!

Hope you enjoyed the post and found it useful! If you have anything to say or ask, please feel free to leave a comment!


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