Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress Blog When You’re on Vacation


Sorry I don`t want to disturb your vacation. this post if for those who`re on a long vacation and want to keep their users updated with new blog posts.

For 3 days I will not be available to post or write so I planned to schedule my posts for these days, first time I`m trying this out. And this how I got idea to share how I`m planning to post when am not available.

It`s very simple, you just need to write a post like you do and schedule it to the date which you like to.

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How to Schedule Blog Post In WordPress

When you open Add New post on the right hand side you will find option to Publish just above it you will see Publish Immediately.

Got? Let me show a screen shot of this place.

schedule blog post button

When you click on Edit which is beside Publish Immediately you will get the option just like what I got in the screen.

After this it`s very simple just select the date and month in which you want it to be published and it`s all completed.

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But you need to make sure that you clicked Schedule button after setting the schedule.

Time frame may differ according to your settings in your WordPress blog. It`s better if you select the time which you normally publish article as your blog readers will be waiting for you post at that time.

If you don`t post on time this may lead that they will see some other blog.

Here is a video from WordPress on Scheduling a Post.


1. If you see your post is not published after schedule time, then it`s recommended to log out of WP dashboard and visit your blog once to check if it`s published or not.

2. Or it can be that you didn`t clicked Schedule button.

3. Did you set the correct time? Once check your time format under Settings->General.

Do you know any plugin which can do this tasks by it`s own? Share in comments to help other know about it.

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2 Responses

  1. Tim BonnerOctober 25, 2012 at 8:50 amReply

    Hey Khaja

    Thanks for the write up on scheduling posts.

    I do this a lot as I write my post a few days in advance sometimes and then publish in the future.

    If you do schedule a post, my understanding is that it only gets published when someone visits your blog after the scheduled publish time.

    So if you schedule it to be published at 9am and you don’t get a visitor until 10am, it will only get published then.
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