When I write my post for the day, I do it on the same day the post will be published. This has been effective for me until I had days where I can’t even touch my blog since I may be outside of the house or doing some schoolwork (thesis). Remember my blog hiatus last week where I traveled to Iloilo, I was on the road for nearly 24hours and with no access to a computer. Obviously, there were also no posts for those days and that’s something I wish to avoid.
This has been a problem for me since I want to blog on a consistent basis. Due to my current way of writing my articles, I can’t do this so I looked around for some solutions to this problem…
The Solution? I’m glad wordpress offers Post Scheduling.
Post Scheduling is a feature on WordPress that allows you to edit the time when a published will be published. (Just like how you can manipulate the time of death using the death note hehe)
When is post scheduling useful?
- You will be going on a vacation on a deserted island with no access to a computer. Your blog will still publish your posts even if you are not there.
- Your creative juices starts to overflow today and you have many ideas that you want to blog about.
- You want to publish a post at the same time consistently
So if you are in one of these situations, I’m sure that post scheduling will be helpful to you so let me show you how. ^_^
How to schedule your posts in wordpress?
Step 1 : Write your posts as you usually would but DON’T on publish yet.
Step 2 : Set the time and date when you want the post to be published. (Example here shows that the post will be published at 430pm so even if I click publish now at 230pm, it won’t show up on the blog unless it’s already 445pm)
Step 3: Publish your post!
You are done! 😀
Can I do this on Blogger?
I’m afraid you can’t. Although blogger offers a way for you to set the time when the post will be published, it will still show up on your blog the moment you clicked published. For example, I will set the post to be published on “September 1, 2008” but the moment I click on published, it will show on the blog dated “September 1, 2008”. I guess the only use for post scheduling in Blogger is to order the posts chronologically.
**Now to show you an example, this post will be published at 445pm GMT +8! ^_^