How to Schedule Blog Posts in WordPress


WordPress is the most popular blogging platform. The reason is the wide range of useful features and full control over customizations. Not just new, but many people who have been using WordPress for years may miss some cool features of WordPress. Post scheduling is a similar kind of less-known feature of WordPress. Very few people know that they can schedule their WordPress posts for any future date time. Suppose you want to post an article at the time when you get most of the traffic on your blog, but you will not be online at that time. You can schedule your post and your post will be live at the scheduled time. If you are going on vacation, you can schedule posts on the WordPress blog for your readers.

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Schedule Posts in WordPress

Scheduling a post in WordPress is really easy. Just login into your WordPress blog and create a new post. When you are done with the post, do not click on publish button. Check the right sidebar and you will see Immediately in front of Publish. Click in Immediately and it will open a Date Time picker.

Schedule WordPress Posts

From the date time picket, select the date and time to schedule the post. When you select the date and click on Ok Button. The Publish button text will be changed to “Schedule”.

Schedule Posts in WordPress

Click on the Schedule button to schedule the post. And your post will be published at the scheduled date and time.

Wrap Up

By using the above steps, you can schedule a post in WordPress. There might be several reasons to use this feature. Use it whenever you want to schedule the post.

It is worth noting that WordPress also has a time zone settings. You need to make sure you have select the right time zone. If the WordPress time zone is not the same as your country, it will schedule the post to the date and time as per its own time zone. So the actual date and time of publishing the post will be different. Do not forget the change it to your timezone. Time Zone setting can be found in Settings -> General. Select the time zone of your country.

Final WordPress

Now you know how to schedule a post on WordPress. This is helpful when you want to make your posts live at a specific time. Not just this, we have posted several useful WordPress tutorials on this blog. Don’t forget to explore more WordPress tutorials.

If you face any problems in scheduling posts on WordPress, you can ask about your problem in the comments.


Deepanker Verma is an experienced WordPress developer who has been working on WordPress for more than 12 years. On TheWPGuides, he writes about WordPress, WordPress development, and WordPress plugins.

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