Did you know you don’t have to publish your posts straight away? You can actually schedule them to go live at a later date and time.
Scheduling posts in advance is a great way to save time as it means you can create your posts in batches. Then they can be published at times when you might otherwise have been too busy to post.
Or if you want to take a holiday but keep your blog active, schedule some posts to go live during your break. You can relax while your readers still get new content.
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Or if your readers tend to be online at different times from you (for example, if they’re in a different time zone, or they have to wait until after normal business hours) it means you can publish your posts at those times that will reach more of your audience.
Plus, if your posts are scheduled in advance you can avoid the last minute blogger panic. There are no more “Oh crap, I’ve gotta post something tomorrow and I don’t what to write about! Heeeelp!” moments!
Scheduling posts in WordPress is super easy and so quick. Here’s how to schedule your post:
When you create a new post, check out the Publish panel. You’ll be used to just clicking the Publish button.
But look above that. Beside “Publish immediately”, click “Edit”.
Enter a date and time that you’d like your post to go live and click “Ok”.
Now the Publish button has changed to a Schedule button. Click it and your schedule is set.
And if you need to change the schedule later, you can always edit the date and time again.
Tip: if you change your mind about scheduling the post and want it to go live now instead, that’s an easy fix. All you need to do is change the schedule to the time it is now, or try setting it for 5 minutes ago, and the Schedule button will change back to Publish. Simple!
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