Scheduling posts on WordPress is like sitting at home in an easy chair with the TV remote, and a cup of hot cocoa (well, maybe not that comfy). Scheduling blog posts is a feature that shouldn’t be overlooked by business bloggers because it’s a huge tool that will help you manage your time and keep you blogging. You’ll need to login to your WordPress dashboard. Look to the right and you’ll see “Publish”. Now follow Step 1 and Step 2.
Step 1: Click the “Edit” link next to “Publish Immediately”
Step 2: Date and time boxes will appear and you can then set them for the date and time you’d like to post (or publish). Be sure to click the “OK” button to set the date and time you’ve selected– the blue “Publish” button will change to “Schedule”. Click the blue button to finish scheduling.
How does scheduling help business bloggers?
I have one client who is a prolific blogger. When he’s in the midst of multiple events he writes and writes so he has a stash of posts that he can then schedule to publish over several days so he doesn’t bury readers with multiple posts in one day.
I have other clients whose blogging style centers around vacations. Some want to have written their posts and have the scheduled to publish while they’re away from their desk. Other clients go on working vacations where they write a stash of posts and then schedule them to post later.
Scheduling blog posts works well for teams.
I have several clients who work as a team on their blog posts. Scheduling allows for a delay in publishing to gather up all the pieces needed for a post and for editing, yet still assuring a post will be timely and on track for publication.
Think of scheduling when you want to make your blogging easier.