How to Schedule Posts on WordPress and cancel the schedule? Step By Step Tutorial

How to Schedule Posts on WordPress and cancel the schedule?

WordPress has a really cool hidden feature that allows you to schedule your post. This is a very useful feature that many beginners don’t know about. In this article, we will show you how to schedule your posts in WordPress.

So I came to know about this Schedule Post feature of WordPress. It fulfilled all my above requirements. It is a very useful tool for bloggers or publishers. I am a happy user of it, so I wrote this tutorial to demonstrate its usage that other bloggers will find helpful.

Schedule WordPress Posts

Steps

  • After you have written the post, find the “Publish immediately” within the “Publish” meta box.

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  • Hit the “Edit” link beside “Publish immediately,” and now you can see the fields to set the date and time (24-hour format).

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  • After you set the date and time, just press “OK.”

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  • Now, you can see the “Schedule” button within “Publish” meta box. Click on it.

That’s it. The post is scheduled to get published automatically at the date and time you specified.

Now, you can see the label “Scheduled” beside every scheduled post.

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Also, you can see a new section within “Posts” called “Scheduled” (see the above screenshot) which contains only scheduled posts. Keep in mind that this section will be there as long as there is a scheduled post on your blog.

Here are answers to some questions which you may want to ask:

Can I schedule WordPress pages?

Yes, you can schedule WordPress pages too, and it is same as scheduling WordPress posts.

Can I change the date and time of scheduled posts?

Yes, you can. Just open the scheduled post, click the “Edit” link beside date and time within “Publish” meta box. Set the date and time you want, hit “OK” button and then hit the “Update” button.

In case, if you want to publish immediately, open the scheduled post, click the “Edit” link beside the date and time, choose the current date and time, hit “OK” button and then hit the “Publish” button.

Can I cancel the schedule?

Yes, you can cancel the schedule by making the post as Draft. Here’s how you can do that:

Just open the scheduled post. In the “Publish” meta box, you can see “Status” which is now “Scheduled.”

Just click “Edit” link beside “Scheduled.” From the drop-down list, choose “Draft” option.

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Hit the “OK” button and then “Update” button.

That’s it. The schedule is canceled, and the post becomes Draft now. However, the date and time you have scheduled are still there in the Draft as intact. You can use the steps in the above question to schedule it with the date and time you prefer or publish it immediately as per your choice.

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