How to Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress

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When it comes to WordPress, I find that a lot of users install plugins for functions that are already built into WordPress.

While plugins are great, it’s important that you keep the number of plugins on your WordPress blog to a minimum. In the past I’ve been asked how many plugins is too many. My answer to that is that there is no magic number. If you don’t need the plugin, either don’t install it, or uninstall it.

Not only can plugins slow down your site, but they can also conflict with other plugins, and your theme, as well as create vulnerabilities (you can be hacked via a plugin) in your WordPress installation.

Therefore, if you can utilize features within your blog without installing a plugin, I highly recommend doing so.

Did you know that WordPress has a built-in function that allows you to schedule your WordPress posts within the post editor? WordPress allows you to quickly and easily schedule your blog posts without the use of a plugin.

In this post I’ll show you how easy it is to schedule your posts in WordPress.

How to Schedule a Blog Post in WordPress

In your wp-admin, go to the post editor (posts > add new) and create your post. After you’ve created your post, go to the Publish section (you may need to expand it), and click Edit next to Publish (located below Status and Visibility).

When you click on “Edit,” you’ll see the option to input the date and time you want your post published. Go ahead and set your desired month, day, year, and time.


Once you have your date and time set, click OK. After clicking “OK,”you’ll then see a Schedule button. Press this button and your post or page is now scheduled.


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