Sometimes, you already have your posts ready in advance and would like to just make sure WordPress post them automatically at your desired time and date. In short, you want posts to be pre-scheduled.
So today, let’s teach you how to schedule your posts.
Schedule WordPress posts (first method)
- If you already have your articles ready, head over to Posts and click on All Posts.
- You will find a list of articles you have already published. Your drafts will also be saved here.
- Choose your desired post and your editing space will open up.
- On the right-hand side of the editing space, you see the Publish Settings where the Status, Visibility, Published Date and SEO readability if you have installed and activated any SEO plugin (psst… SEO Yoast is the best!).
- Beside the Published Date, one editing option will be seen. Click on that.
- You can now change the month, date and year of publishing the article. You can also change the time as per your wish.
- Click on OK button and you have successfully scheduled your post!
Schedule WordPress posts (Second method)
- Alternatively, you can also schedule your article by hovering over your selected post in All Posts section in the dashboard and click on the Quick edit option.
- You can now choose the date, time and even customize your slug here. After setting the date and time click on Update.
You cannot, however, bulk change the dates of several posts. You have to manually click on each of them and repeat the steps all over again. It is best if you have only a select few numbers of posts to be scheduled.
If you know how to schedule your posts, you also know how to back-date them. Click here to know more.
We hope you faced no difficulty in following our steps. In case any complications arise, please feel free to contact us.