How to Schedule WordPress Posts for Publication at a later date

If the writer’s block suddenly  breaks and you find yourself with a number of posts for your blog at once, you may wish to schedule them for publication at regular intervals on your site. Not that there is anything wrong with having everything published at once. However, being able to publish articles at a regular and consistent rate is one of the ways through which you can ensure that Search Engines retain an interest in you. The more they crawl your site, the more likely it is that they are going to discover your content and rank it favorably. The good news is that in WordPress, you can schedule your articles for publication at a later date. Here is how to schedule WordPress posts for publication at a later date;

Have WordPress articles published at a later date

To Schedule WordPress Posts for Publication at a later date, you need to take the following steps;

  1. Write your article, either on WordPress or on Microsoft Office Word
  2. If you wrote your article on Word, paste it into WordPress
  3. Under the “Publish,” section to the right of your screen click on the “Edit,” button in front of “Publish Immediately.”
  4. Type in the date that you wish to have WordPress schedule your post for publication.
  5. When done, click on “OK”

That’s it. Now when your article is ready for publication, you simply click on the “Schedule,” button. You will notice that this will have replaced the “Publish,” button. Your article will now only be published at the time and date of your choosing.

Why schedule a post for publication at a later date?

We have already given one reason why you may wish to postpone publication of your article in WordPress. Another reason would be if you wish to have the post published at a specific point in time. Perhaps you have written about Christmas and only wish to have your article published on the 25th of December. That, in any case, is how you schedule WordPress posts for publication at a later date.

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