Last Updated on June 4, 2021
In an earlier post, we went over how to schedule your posts to be published at a later date and time. We get feedback from bloggers going over how easy it is to forget to schedule their posts. This is why this post will be dedicated to showing you how to auto-schedule your WordPress blog posts.
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Video Tutorial: How To Auto Schedule Your WordPress Blog Posts
How To Auto Schedule Your WordPress Blog Posts
Why Auto Schedule WordPress Posts?
If you’re not already scheduling your blog posts, I highly recommend it as it will save you a ton of time. Occasionally, I’ll hear new bloggers ask how do all the bloggers post consistently every morning?
Are they waking up and writing at 3 or 4 am? The truth is, the majority of bloggers schedule posts ahead of time so that their posts publish at the right date and time for their audience.
Publish to schedule is a WordPress plugin that can automatically schedule your posts. This plugin is very similar to Buffer or HootSuite auto-schedule for your social media. Below, I’m going to show you how to set up this plugin and configure it.
Setting up Publish to Schedule
To start off, you want to install and activate the Publish to Schedule plugin. Once the plugin has is installed and activated you want to go to Settings > Publish to Schedule so that you can configure the plugin settings.
You want to now choose the number of posts that you want to publish each day. If you don’t want to publish a post on a certain day enter 0 for those days.
Next, you want to choose the time interval that the post will be published. By default, this plugin is set to 24 hours. You can easily change it though based on your needs.
This plugin will automatically do the scheduling for you. You will be able to see when your post is going to be scheduled to appear, or you can easily choose not to see it.
Next, you want to select all information, or you can select the just do the magic under the information section. Once you choose the one you want all you need to do is click on save all changes to save your settings.
Writing Posts with Publish to Schedule Plugin
Now, you want to create a new WordPress post, or you can edit an existing draft you have been working on. You’re going to see some changes in the publish meta box.
A change that is most noticeable is the publish button now saying Pub. to Schedule.
If you made the selection to show information in the plugin settings, you would see when your blog post is going to be scheduled as you press the publish to schedule button.
One thing to keep in mind is you can always change the schedule by just defining your own schedule as you would normally do before using and implementing this plugin.
That’s how to auto schedule your WordPress blog posts.
Click here to check out a related post on backdating WordPress posts.
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