How To Schedule A WordPress Blog Post For The Future

How to schedule a WordPress blog post for the future

Do you like to work ahead? 

There was a time earlier this year when I was 2 months ahead on my blog. Yeah, that was a beautiful moment. Frankly, I haven't gotten that far ahead since but I am working on it.

The key to getting this far ahead is the ability to schedule your blog posts to release on a future date. ​In this blog post, you are going to learn exactly how to schedule blog posts on WordPress.

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A few years back I had a blogging client that decided to do all of his blog posts upfront. This guy, Spencer Nordyke decided to write all of his blog posts for an entire year. He did not want to have to log into WordPress every single time that he wanted to release those posts. Instead he used the method in the video below to schedule them all out. As you will see, this feature is built right into WP and it is quick and easy to use.

Granted most people work just one or two blog posts ahead at a time but it is still nice to know that you can load up all of the pre-written posts that you have. One of the gotchas on this is that WP works in military time so you will want to know that if you want to schedule for odd times. For your reference here is a link to military time information.

In the past an issue that I ran across when scheduling quite a few blog posts for the future was keeping up with where I was in the schedule. If you run across this problem you may want to consider using a calendar plugin. The calendar that I have been using is Co-Schedule. This helps me keep on track with my blogging, it may help you too. Do note that it is a premium plugin but there are free WordPress Calendar plugins as well.

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Renee is wild for WordPress and on fire to empower small business owners with the inspiration, tools and strategies for a healthy blog. SMU CAPE instructor, developer, podcaster. Follow @Iteachblogging on Twitter. Get her FREE SEO Guide Here: https://goo.gl/gGrHC2

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