Apparently The Post I Set To Publish Today Was Set To 2080; WordPress Tip o’ The Day…

I really love the “future post” ability of WordPress, I just need to watch the “fat-fingering” of the keyboard I guess! I don’t generally like posting things mid-day, but I thought this was worthy enough to mention how to do it, but not take up a lot of time. Charting out your week of posts ahead of time will save you time and sanity; you won’t need to rush to come up with good ideas, nor have to cram time in mid-week to find them…

To set a future post in WordPress, all you need to change is the “Post Timestamp” in your “Write” tab like this:

Set that to the time you want it to post and hit the “Publish” button. It’ll close out the window and post automatically at that time. Honestly, I didn’t know how to do this originally, and for the first 2 months of my blog, I was getting up at odd hours of the night just to click the “Publish” button.

This saves me some time and sleep for sure, and I’d highly recommend using it!

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  • Lol. I accidentally checked out a book for 1 year and 3 weeks the other day. But I caught that right away and fixed it. Phew! Library would not have been happy with me.

    Glad you caught it, because I might not make it to 95. πŸ˜‰

  • I’ll put it in my Blackberry to have myself crygenically defrosted on this date 2080 so that I can read it … it had better be up to your usual astoundingly high standard, because I’ll be old, cold, tired, and grumpy πŸ˜‰

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  • OMG Hank I saw this on my SU page and had to come over and check it out. That is too funny. I love it.

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  • @Mrs Micah – no kidding; eh, things happen though I reckon. It was a good time for a tip anyway I figured… πŸ™‚

    @AJC – If I’m still alive and making money, I’ll be sure to post for you then! πŸ™‚

  • I recently discovered this feature and I love it. It enables me to write a few articles in advance, then publish them spaced over a few days. It also enables me to set publishing time to 4am – I’m on the West Coast and I like to have it published when the day starts on the East Coast.
    Also wanted to say that I love your blog. Your writing style is straightforward and honest and I respect that. Lots of good info over here.

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  • Sometimes I use this feature when I’m on writing mode.. when you get a flow of ideas, you just have to write it down, save it as drafts. Or when it’s completed, just do the future publish mode πŸ™‚

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