Stay Ahead of the Curve: Use Scheduled Posts for Consistent and Timely Content
But first, What are scheduled posts?
Scheduled posts in WordPress allow you to plan and set a specific date and time for your blog posts to be published automatically. Instead of immediately publishing your content, you can schedule it to go live at a future date and time of your choosing. This feature is particularly useful when you want to create a content calendar, maintain a consistent publishing schedule, or prepare posts in advance. By utilizing scheduled posts, you can streamline your content creation process, maintain a regular posting frequency, and ensure that your blog stays active even when you’re not actively publishing in real-time.
How to create scheduled posts
To create scheduled posts in WordPress, follow these steps:
- Log in to your WordPress dashboard.
- Go to the “Posts” section and click on “Add New” to create a new blog post.
- Write your blog post content as you normally would, including the title, text, images, and any other media.
- On the right-hand side of the editor screen, locate the “Publish” box.
- Click on the “Edit” link next to “Publish immediately.”
- Select the desired date and time for your post to be published. You can choose a future date and time when you want the post to go live.
- Once you have set the date and time, click the “OK” button.
- The “Publish” button will now change to “Schedule.” Click on the “Schedule” button.
- WordPress will confirm that your post has been scheduled, and the button will change to “Scheduled.”
- Make any final adjustments to your post if needed.
- When you are ready, click the “Schedule” button again to save your changes and schedule the post.
Your blog post is now scheduled to be published on the specified date and time. WordPress will automatically publish it according to the schedule you have set. You can view and manage your scheduled posts under the “Posts” section by clicking on “All Posts” and then selecting the “Scheduled” tab.
Note: Ensure that your WordPress site’s timezone is correctly set to avoid any confusion regarding the scheduled post’s publishing time. You can adjust the timezone settings under “Settings” > “General” in the WordPress dashboard.
Practical example: Using Scheduled Posts to Streamline Your Content Strategy
This is what I have done before, with great success. We created daily cycling memes, for 365 days, a year in advance. All over a weekend. It was about cycling and it was fun. I loaded the scheduled posts to be released every morning. This shows fresh daily content on the website. Then I integrated it with Jetpack and social sharing to distribute it on Facebook, Twitter and Linkedin. Lovely.
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