Tech Tuesday: How to Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress

Writing posts and pressing publish is one of the best things about blogging – it’s total instant gratification. But what about writing ahead for when you’re on vacation, or taking a maternity leave, or want it to post at a certain time the next day? With a WordPress blog, scheduling a blog post is super simple.

Today I’m going to show you how to schedule a blog post in WordPress, plus a few tips and tricks on how to use the WordPress Editorial Calendar plugin. If you do not use this plugin, you should check it out. We love it!

{If you can’t see the video, then click here: How to Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress}

Super simple, but learning how to schedule a blog post is a great time management tool when it comes to blogging!

Now it’s your turn! Do you schedule posts ahead of time?

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  1. Hi! I have been using this plugin for a while — unfortunately it has not been working for quite some time. I schedule the posts, but they don’t publish. I have to backdate them and publish manually. I was hoping to have it working before my vacation, but I’m not sure what to do. Today I deleted the plugin and reinstalled it, but I won’t know until tomorrow if it’s made any difference. Suggestions?

    • Hmmm, that sounds more like a WP glitch than the calendar plugin. Have you run any updates on WP or need to?

      • I did install the most recent WP update, but I was having this problem long before that. Wish I knew how to fix it – am leaving town soon and would love to schedule some posts!

  2. Well, I Well I just learned something new! Thank you!

  3. Unfortunately, I use the free WordPress so I cannot use plug-ins. But, the free WordPress does have the capability to schedule your posts for future publishing. I do love this feature and have used it a few times already on my new blog. Thanks for sharing… I bookmarked this post for future reference. :)

  4. Yes! I absolutely love the editorial calendar. It helps me a great deal when scheduling reviews. I can also set my tweets at the time for when the blog is published. Great tool!

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