Blogger now able to schedule posts

Good news to all blogspot users! Blogger has implemented a feature that before only wordpress users enjoy, and that is to be able to schedule posts!

To schedule your post in blogger, here is what you should do.

  1. Write your post as usually do.
  2. After you have finished writing, DO NOT PUBLISH IT.
  3. Instead, you have to click SAVE NOW
  4. Just to discover it doesn’t work… -_-

Wait a minute… before you go away and curse me for telling you bogus information, I researched and I got to learn how. I also thought that I was fooled too however, a simple search in Google told me that this scheduling of post in blogger is a relatively new feature and it has not yet been implemented in the normal blogger interface.

So now what do we do?

Simple! All we need to do is to log-in to DRAFT BLOGGER. As I can see it, draft blogger is like a testing area for new features of blogger before they implement it to the normal blogger.

Draft blogger can be found by typing this in your address bar, Draft blogger looks exactly the same as the normal blogger interface however if you observe it clearly, you will see that draft blogger’s logo is a blue colored B.

Blogger in Draft Logo

So now, let us start scheduling our posts in blogger.

  1. Write your post as usual
  2. Before you publish, click on post options then set the date/time when you want the post to be published.
    Blogger in draft post options
  3. After that, click on publish. If you are successful, you will see this little line.
    Blogger post scheduling

I just did a little test on a test blog and it works! Now that’s one feature of wordpress that blogger is now able to do. ^_^

However here’s a bug,

  1. Posts that were scheduled don’t have a permalink. It just links back to the homepage (This bug has been fixed as of February 29, 2008. Source)


Thanks to Yatot by telling me about it. Yatot, now you don’t have to cheat post.

Thanks to blogger in draft blog about telling me why it won’t work the first time I tried it.

17 thoughts on “Blogger now able to schedule posts

  1. what can i say… nauhan mo ako sa pagpost ng info na ito… amf… anyway.. yah… no more cheat posting for me… hahhahhaha… this is a good move for blogspot/blogger… because a lot of their users are switchng to wordpress… ung ganitong comments na lng na kasama sa post ang kulang… to improve their services… masubukan nga ito…

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  4. Oh Happy Day!

    I just tried it and it appears to be working!

    We’ll see what happens in about 40 minutes – when I’ve scheduled my next blog post – a ‘test’ of this process.

    The post is listed under the ‘Scheduled’ category.

    Thank you SO MUCH!

    Pam Hoffman

    P.S. Your comments section seems to be broken under IE (it works fin under Firefox).

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  5. @Ling – Hi Ling, this is actually a new feature and it still has bugs. The permalink bug is a big issue. It will make your post unlinkable to others because of it since there is no permalink but just a link to your homepage. But it’s a good start. 🙂

  6. @Pam Hoffman – Hi Pam, I just checked in your blog and your last post is the scheduled post right? Just to remind you (i sound like a broken record here), about the bug in scheduled posting in blogger. If you check the permalink, it just links back to your homepage. 🙂

    btw, thanks for bringing it to my attention, umm what exactly is wrong with my comments section under IE? I’m not an IE user… 🙁

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