Scheduling a post is one of the most useful features for bloggers on WordPress. It is important for bloggers to add and update posts regularly on their WordPress site to improve their site ranking. When you are going on holiday or a vacation, or when you have an important meeting to attend, then it is better to schedule the posts to publish on a particular time or day in an orderly manner. This saves a lot of your publishing time and also ensures that your readers never miss your content on time. If you have no clue on how to schedule posts on WordPress, then read the article below.

Schedule Posts in WordPress Gutenberg Editor

[1] From your WordPress Dashboard, click on Posts.

[2] Click on Edit highlighted in blue below the post you wish to schedule.

[3] From the right panel, click on the Post section.

[4] Under the Post section, click on Immediately (highlighted in blue) next to publish.

Publish - Gutenberg editor

[5] Choose the date, month, year, and time in which the post needs to be published.

[6] Click anywhere outside to close the calendar.

[7] Now you can see the Publish button turned to Schedule Button.

Schedule - Gutenberg editor

[8] Click on Schedule and wait for some until it schedules the post.

[9] Once scheduled, you can get back to your WordPress dashboard as usual and the post will be published at the given time.

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Schedule Posts in WordPress Classic Editor

If you are still using WordPress Classic editor, it is better to update WordPress with the new block editor called the Gutenberg editor.

[1] From your WordPress Dashboard, click on Post.

[2] Click on Edit highlighted in blue below the post you wish to schedule.

[3] Click to Publish section from the right side of the editor to expand the menu (If already expanded ignore this step).

[4] Under Publish section, click on Edit (highlighted in blue) next to publish immediately.

Edit - Classic editor

[5] Set the Date, month, year, and time (24 hours format) in which the post needs to be scheduled to publish.

[6] Now the Publish button below the Publish section will turn to Schedule.

Schedule - Classic editor

[7] Click on Schedule and wait for some time until it schedules the post.

[8] Once scheduled, the post will be published at the given time.

Schedule Posts in WordPress using Quick Edit

Schedule Posts in WordPress using Quick Edit is the fastest ways to schedule the post in WordPress.

[1] From your WordPress Dashboard, click Post.

[2] Click on Quick Edit (highlighted in blue) next to edit on the post you wish to schedule.

How to Schedule Posts in WordPress

[3] Under Quick edit name, change the date, month, year, and time (24 hours format) in which the post needs to be scheduled to publish.

[4] Once all set, click on Update, and your post will be published in the given time.

How to Schedule Posts in WordPress

WordPress Schedule Post Not Working

Schedule Post Not Working is one of the most common issues faced by several WordPress users. To fix this issue all you need to do is

  • Check your WordPress Timezone Settings

To change timezone go to WordPress Dashboard >> Settings >> General >> Timezone >> Set the timezone to your location >> Save changes.

  • Clear cache on WordPress

Clear WordPress cache from the browser you use to access WordPress or clear it using the WordPress Caching plugins like

  • WP Super Cache
  • WP Rocket
  • W3 Total Cache, etc
  • Increase the memory limit on WordPress

This issue can also be solved by increasing the memory limit of your WordPress by adding the following line of code in your wp-config.php file which is found in your WordPress FTP.

define('WP_MEMORY_LIMIT', '1024M');

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Conclusion

These are some of the possible ways to Schedule posts on WordPress. If you need to unschedule any of the scheduled posts just open the post and click on Switch to Draft next to the preview to put the post back to draft. If you have any issue with scheduling the post, make use of the comments section below. For more WordPress guides, explore our blog.

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