Did you know you can tell WordPress when to publish your post? Do you publish posts on certain subjects on certain days? Do you have so much to say but don’t want to say it all at once? Are you going on vacation and don’t want to leave your followers hanging? Did you just create a very involved post and right before you hit the publish button, you feel compelled to share something totally different? What to do, what to do?
I can honestly say that I can relate to all of those questions. If you are like me, we can relax. WordPress has a built in answer to those questions! You can specify the day and time to publish your posts. Yup, you read that correctly, not only can you set the day, but you can also set the TIME!
Why does this even matter? Well, if you are like me, inspiration does not strike on publishing schedule. On Tuesdays, I like to publish posts relating to technology or blogging in general. Today is Thursday and here’s a post about something technical. Now that I know that I can schedule my publishing, I can keep posting tech tips on Tuesdays even if I write them on other days of the week.
Aside from the situations I mentioned earlier, there’s lots of reasons why scheduling publishing is a benefit. Oftentimes, after I have spent some time watermarking and resizing a bunch of pictures, I feel inspired to blog. I like the idea that I can type up a bunch of posts and not publish them all at once. Or maybe I look ahead on the calendar and see that I will be traveling without time or maybe access to post. I can get the posts ready and schedule that I want my crafty post to publish on Monday and my recipe-related post to publish on Wednesday.
I found this out simply by clicking around in WordPress one day. Here’s an easy-to-follow tutorial directly from WordPress on how to do it; it even has a quick video, too! This isn’t looking so complicated after all!