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How To Schedule Posts In WordPress

Hi, guys!

As it says, in today’s post I will show you how to schedule posts in WordPress and I will always tell you why this is a great thing to do.

It is a very easy process that you can do it in less than 1 minute. Here’s how:

While in your WordPress Dashboard, go to a post that you would like to schedule in the following week. Once you access it, go on the right side of the screen and at the “Publish immediately” default, click on Edit (see image below).

You can select each day month and even year for when you want your post or page to be published. You can choose for a post or page to be published in the future or in the past. However, you can’t publish your post for a day before your website was created. This is how to schedule posts in WordPress.

So, why you should schedule a post? Why not just publish it on the same day?

Well, in order for your website to get a better rank in the search engines, it needs to have a post publishing frequency. I have a frequency of publishing new content around three times a week.

Having fresh content being frequently published is one of the main ways to gain authority in your niche. The search engines check your website on a weekly basis and analyze your behavior. If they see that you are constantly publishing new content, they will rank you better than the websites that publish 1 or two posts a month.

With the feature of post/page scheduling, I can easily spend one day during weekend and create 10 posts for my website. Therefore, I will avoid spending time three days a week in order to create and publish a post in order to maintain my publishing frequency.

In meantime you can take time off doing anything you want or you can spend time to create more content in advance. I am currently struggling to create content for 5 months in advance.

Publishing content three times a week is good, but you should try and create more posts in order to publish new content 5 times a week. Top websites in any niche usually publish around 7-14 posts a week. However, all those websites pay people to create content on their website. I also created a post discussing the benefits of hiring a freelancer here and another post discussing the cons of hiring such a person here.

Don’t know what to write about? Check out my Quality content page here, where I give you tips on creating a better content and where I also show you from where to come up with new ideas for your content :)!

 

 

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12 thoughts on “How To Schedule Posts In WordPress

    1. Hi, Allie!

      Neither did I at first! As days were passing, I just noticed that in some days I was more productive than in others. I discovered that if I spend one day creating content than I could just take time off and relax for a couple of days until I come with inspiration for new content :). This way, there was no more the need for me to worry about what I have to write in that day in order to maintain my publishing frequency!

  1. Thanks, Andrei. I never knew I can schedule a new post and put that in a time period on whatever day or week in the future on WordPress, this is new for me and thanks for highlighting this. in terms of hiring a writer, I don’t have the time in the evenings because of work but I have a very good writer on fiverr.com who does a great job and I check for originality on Copyscape and it’s above board. but everybody got their pwn experiences in life so it boils down to preferences I suppose!

    1. Hello, Michael!

      Post scheduling is one of the greatest features of WordPress. I’ll still recommend you to try and create the core content of your website yourself and not to hire someone else for it. Most of the ghostwriters have post templates on different niche and they modify them a little bit in order to not appear as duplicate content.

  2. Hey Andrei,

    This is exactly the types of articles we need because for me at least the whole point of starting with online marketing is to be free of time slavery. So automating the publishing frequency is a MUST for me anyways.

    Keep up the great work because this really does come in handy! So many websites out there talk crap and are worthless, but this is truly useful so thank you brother!!!

    Much love,
    Michael

    1. Hi, Michael!

      Thank you for your feedback! I really try to offer all the information someone needs in order to create an Online Empire! :). Wish you best of luck and thank you for writing a comment!

  3. Thanks Andrei.

    This is really helpful information. I had always considered sitting down and writing multiple posts on the same day then simply letting a scheduler take care of posting them, but I honestly had no idea this was built in functionality! What a great post, really appreciate your help on this!

    Craig

    1. Hello, Craig!

      I am glad that you enjoyed my post :)! This is one of the most helpful tools and it would be a total waste to not use it :D.

  4. Great post. It really is a good idea to schedule content if you can. This is very handy for people that only have time to write on weekends. I’m also trying to create 3 posts a week at least so I`m going to use this feature. Thanks for the info.

    1. Hi, Ruben!

      Well, it is great since if you work and create 3 posts for 4 days in a row, then you can schedule all the content and take the next month off. Imagine if you are already earning some money and you would go on a trip for a month and come back to see that you start earning more and more money.

  5. Hi Andrei,
    Intersting post, like others here I didn’t know you can schedule posts for the future. Its a really useful feature, thanks for highlighting it!

    1. Hi, Tom!

      I am glad that I could help you out! It is a very powerful tool. For example, I haven’t created posts in the last 3 weeks and a half and I still have posts waiting to be scheduled until June 24th. This scheduling feature is amazing!

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