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Schedule Posts & Pages

You can schedule blog posts or site pages to automatically publish themselves at any time in the future.


  1. When you are ready to schedule your post or page, click on Post/ Page Settings in the sidebar of the post or page Editor.
  2. Under Status & Visibility, click the hyperlinked Immediately next to Publish.
  3. Select the date and time you want the post or page to publish.
  4. Click Schedule to schedule your post or page.

If you have already scheduled a post, a dot will show up beneath that date on the calendar as shown in the image on the right.

The Settings icon at the top of the WordPress Editor highlighted.
If you don’t see Page/Post Settings, click on the settings icon next to Publish. This icon looks like a square with two uneven columns.
The post scheduler will pop up showing a calendar view, and fields to type in or select the date.
Scheduling a post or page

As soon as you set a future date or time, the Publish button will change to say Schedule.

If you click Publish before scheduling, you will have one more opportunity to schedule your post or page before publishing it.

When Publish is clicked on a post, you can then switch it to Schedule from the pre-publishing check.

Tips for using this calendar:


Scheduled posts will be triggered by the first visit to your blog on or after the exact date/time you set. If you see that the scheduled time has come and gone and your post or page has not published, log out of and view your blog’s front page. Your visit should cause the post or page to appear.

Changing Schedule Date

If you decide you want to change the scheduled date for a scheduled post or page, edit the post or page and click on Status & Visibility to change the Publish date.


Sometimes you might want to backdate a post or page. For example, if you’ve just come back from a long trip, you might want to write a post or page for each day of your travels and have the post or page dates match the actual days you were away. To backdate a post or page, edit the date before you click Publish, as described above. In this case, the button will not change to Schedule.


You can reschedule your post or page by editing the date and time the post or page was published, entering a future date and time, then clicking Schedule. When the scheduled time arrives, the post or page will jump from its current position in your timeline to the most recent spot on your blog and display the new date and time. The link for the post or page will also change to reflect the new publication date. When you reschedule a post or page, it will not redistribute to your email subscribers.


If you have scheduled a post or page to be published in the future but changed your mind and want to publish it immediately, edit your scheduled post or page.

Click on the scheduled date next to Publish in Page/ Post Settings. Change the date to today, which will change the button at the top from Schedule to Publish.


If your scheduled post or page does not appear, check the following:


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