How to Schedule Your WordPress Posts to Publish in the Future

The following video shows you how to schedule your WordPress posts to publish in the future.

Now why would you want to do this? I can think of at least two reasons.

First, writing multiple posts in one sitting is a great way to improve your blogging productivity. It usually takes less time to write your posts if you write them one after the other. Once you’ve written your first post, you’ll usually have momentum, motivation, and inspiration to continue writing. So, instead of quitting at one post, you should write a second or even third post.

However, you probably don’t want to publish all those posts on the same day. That could overwhelm your readers. Instead, schedule the posts to publish in the future.

The second reason is for those times when you’ll be away from your computer for an extended time period. You want to enjoy your break but you still want your blog to be updated while you’re gone.

For example, let’s say you’ll be gone on vacation for a week. With WordPress, you can write the posts for that week and schedule those posts to publish while you’re away from your blog.

It’s pretty simple to schedule your posts to publish in the future. In this video, I’ll show you how to do it with three different versions of WordPress:

  • WordPress 2.3.1
  • WordPress 2.6
  • WordPress 2.7



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  1. I’ve had some trouble scheduling multiple posts for the future, do you know if there is some kind of maximum number that you can schedule at once? Or have you ever experienced any problems when trying to schedule posts?

  2. I’m using WordPress 7.0. All i know is that I went on vacation for a few weeks and set it up to do 2 posts a week.

    It only did the first two and then I could not even see the other posts anywhere. Maybe I did something wrong on my end, not sure. I’ll look into it a little more

  3. Hm, I haven’t had that problem. I don’t know about a maximum number. The most posts I’ve scheduled has only been 3.

    What version of WordPress are you using? And how many posts are you trying to schedule for the future.

  4. Interesting. One thing you can do is making sure your scheduled posts are on the “edit posts” page after you hit the schedule button. Also, make sure to save the text of your post on another file in case you lose your post.

    Good luck!

  5. I never knew about that even though it was right in front of me. Thanks; I’ll be using this a lot in my membership blog site.