How To Schedule Blog Posts In WordPress

Last Updated on June 4, 2021

WordPress has an excellent feature that many WordPress beginners don’t know about. WordPress allows you to schedule your blog post. In this post, I’m going to be going over how to schedule blog posts in WordPress.

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Why Schedule Posts In WordPress?

Sites have a peak in which they get the majority of their users at a particular time of the day. If you happen to live in a different time zone than your readers this can definitely be a problem. Let’s just say your peak time for your readers is 2 a.m. This is where scheduling posts can come in very handy. Another situation is let’s say you are going on vacation with your family and you don’t want to abandon your blog. By scheduling your posts in WordPress, you don’t have to worry about leaving your blog.

Scheduling posts are something we do here at WP Cupid Blog. It has so many benefits. It allows you to stay ahead of yourself by finishing up articles in advance and have them ready for the scheduled publish date. It’s also very helpful when preparing for a busy week ahead of time and schedule articles to be published automatically.

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How To Schedule Blog Posts In WordPress?

Once you are done writing a post in WordPress you want to look right above the publish button. You will see the option saying publish immediately. You want to click the edit link you see right next to it.

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Once you click on the edit link, you will see where you can set the date and time. Just set the date and time for a future date.

 

 

Once you have your future date and time set, you will see the schedule button. Click the okay button and then click the Schedule button to schedule your post.

 

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One thing to keep in mind is some users might prefer consistent timing. One example is let’s say you write and publish posts right before users wake up for breakfast. More than likely most of your users will read your posts at breakfast over some coffee. Make sure you continue to do this to keep your users loyal to your website. By changing the times, you post some of your loyal followers might have to find another breakfast blog to read. And very often users will look forward to reading your posts so if you’re not consistent this can be a turn off to them.

Final Thoughts

We hope this article helped you and showed you how to schedule blog posts in WordPress.

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4 replies
  1. Caleb
    Caleb says:

    Hello! I just wanted to ask if you ever have any issues with hackers?
    My last blog (wordpress) was hacked and I ended up losing months of
    hard work due to no data backup. Do you have any solutions to prevent
    hackers?

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    • Bryan Peterson
      Bryan Peterson says:

      Hey, Caleb! Thanks for reaching out. I’ve not had any issues with hackers thus far. A popular plugin you can use for backups that is completely free is UpdraftPlus. With this plugin, you can easily schedule your backups to run daily, weekly, etc. Login LockDown is a great plugin that limits the number of login attempts from a given IP range within a certain time period. I’d highly recommend using an actual email address for the login instead of using a username. By default, the WordPress login page can be accessed easily via wp-login.php or wp-admin added to the site’s main URL. Change it to something like my_new_login. When hackers know your direct URL of your login page they can try to force their way in. Make sure you change your password regularly. Use lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and special characters. Make sure you use SSL to encrypt data. This ensures secure data transfer between user browsers and the server, making it difficult for hackers to breach the connection. You could also change the WordPress database table prefix. I recommend removing your WordPress version number so that it’s not showing in your site’s source view. iThemes Security is a great plugin that can be used for this along with other great security features. Just make sure you update your WordPress plugins and theme regularly.

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