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Hello Folks, Today in this guide of WordPress basics we will learn to Schedule a post to a specific time so that it can be published anytime and any date on its own. Its a very easy task ‘like applying butter to a toast’. These is really a very useful feature that is integrated in WordPress which helps a majority who are in a hurry. Lets have a look on the guide in very simple and easy terms.


How to Schedule a Post in WordPress to Publish it in Future

When you have finished writing your post completely then its time to publish it automatically to your preferred date and time. Just navigate to the right hand side of your Dashboard. There you will find a ‘Publish’, section in the section you will find a link that reads “Publish immediately”.

Click “Edit” in the  Publish immediately sectionwhich will direct you to an option of modifying Date & Time. Change the Date & Time according to your wish and need.



Now just click “OK” and then click “Schedule”, its over you have scheduled a post to a future time to publish automatically.

Why Posts are Scheduled

Usually Posts are scheduled only when Bloggers, Pod casters are busy in some other work, If a consistent blogger who is not able to blog due to some reasons, then he can schedule the previously written articles so that the readers will always find fresh and new content on your blog. And, you will remain one step ahead of your entire schedule.

With Scheduling option, a blogger can manage all his odd jobs apart from blogging on time.

Hope this guide would certainly be helpful for all our users, If you have any queries or doubts then Don’t feel shy to leave a comment.

Related Useful Tips

1. Always focus on the Peak hours of your Blog/Website, If your Blog/Website’s peak hours are from 1 a.m to 2 a.m then Scheduling works effectively on that time for the Blog/Website. That means, track your website traffic statistics using your cPanel or Google Analytics or any other tool you use to see when you have maximum traffic. Try to Publish and set a Scheduling time between the peak hours of your website, so the readers can get it too.

2. Our Plugins Discovery Section : In this section, we discover several plugins about this article, and let you know what other options you have to achieve the same results with simple and better options plus more convenience.

  1. Auto Post Scheduler – Good
  2. WP Scheduled Posts – Good
  3. Automatic Post Publishing Scheduler
  4. Schedule Content Actions
  5. Bump the Schedule
  6. Internal Linking for Scheduled Posts
  7. Show Off Upcoming Posts – Very Useful